Barcelona, Spain: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers

Inspire your visit to Barcelona with an overview of must-see highlights and local favorites
Preview Lecture
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50 minutes
Product Type
  • La Rambla
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Casa Batlló
  • Hospital de Sant Pau
  • Sagrada Familia
Lecture Details
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  • Presented by the same world-class experts as our walking tours, Context Lectures highlight must-see attractions, reveal hidden landmarks, and explore the best things to do during your trip so you don’t miss a thing.
  • You'll discover Barcelona's top highlights, must-see monuments & museums, practical travel tips, and suggestions for day trips.
Lecture Description
Barcelona is considered the most European city in Spain. It has been the capital of a nation of Mediterranean merchants and its personality has been gradually enriched with the settlement of diverse civilizations that have bequeathed a rich heritage and open mentality to the Barcelonians. This lecture provides an overview of the city’s top highlights as well as popular neighborhoods for local residents. The city offers travelers so much to explore: history, gastronomy, architecture, beaches, plus local treasures we can only find with the help of an expert. 
Meet Your Expert

Guille Genestar is a cultural guide and lecturer. He was born in Menorca and educated in Mallorca and Barcelona. He holds a bachelor´s degree in Tourism Management, another bachelor´s degree in Humanities, and a Master's degree in Cultural Communication. He's a licensed tour guide in Catalonia & Barcelona, where he's been working since 1997. He has been working with Context live tours since 2016. He gives regular talks, presentations, and virtual tours about Barcelona, Catalonia, Art, and History. He previously worked as a travel agent and tour leader overseas. He's fluent in English, French, Italian, and bilingual Catalan and Spanish. His interests are digital gadgets and swing dance.

Our local expert will provide an introduction to more than ten must-see monuments and to-dos, including practical tips about getting around, visiting the main monuments, key museums, splendid panoramas, artisan’s areas, apart from plazas and hidden alleys, as well as some of Guille’s favorite cafés, restaurants, and pastry shops. Our discussion will also include pointers as to how to efficiently navigate the city. We'll provide strategies for visiting the major sites and avoid the most crowded places.

For those participants who plan to enjoy a longer stay in the city, our expert will provide a few suggestions for outstanding day trips. He’ll offer some recommendations for itineraries based on the time available, from a half-day visit to a 5-day trip or more. 

Led by the expert local licensed guide and cultural communicator, Guille Genestar, this lecture is designed to introduce the top ten monuments, museums, and experiences for first-time visitors or those who may not have been to Barcelona for a while. Aimed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased interest in visiting (or revisiting) this amazing city.
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I enjoyed getting an overview of the city before I really started planning our trip in earnest. It helped me know where I wanted to focus our visits -- where I wanted to plan to have a guide, where we might want to eat, etc.
He gave a good, short summary of the highlights of Barcelona.
Better prepared for a visit, not wasting time learning the basics