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Modern Barcelona was born with the Eixample, a district stretching from the Plaça d’Espanya almost as far as the river Besòs. Its continuous grid layout connected the old town (the present-day district of Ciutat Vella) with the other towns and villages on the Barcelona plain (Gràcia, Sants, Sant Martí de Provençals, Sant Andreu, Sarrià, etc.), which later became Barcelona neighbourhoods. The Eixample is the result of one of the most splendid periods in the city’s history: a time when it was establishing its position as the economic powerhouse of Catalonia and Spain in the mid-19th century. This economic growth was reflected in the expansion of the city when the Madrid government lifted the ban it had imposed since 1714 on building outside the city walls, following the victory of the Bourbon dynasty in the War of the Spanish Succession (Barcelona had supported the House of Hapsburg).

The Eixample project was the brainchild of the engineer and town planner Ildefons Cerdà, who designed an egalitarian city with uniform neighbourhoods and evenly distributed public services. Its grid-like layout and blocks with chamfered corners have made it an iconic symbol of Barcelona and the subject of study around the world as a paradigm of the birth of modern rational urban planning. The Plan was approved in 1860, but it wasn’t implemented until several decades later, tying in with the greatest creative expression of the “modernista” architectural style, which permeates the entire district and makes the Eixample a peerless ensemble in Europe.

During this period, under the reign of the church of the Sagrada Família, Barcelona’s thriving bourgeoisie vied with each other in terms of aesthetic refinement and hired the services of the foremost architects of the time, including GaudíDomènech i Montanerand Puig i Cadafalch, to build their homes in “modernista” buildings – La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller – with their interiors and façades lavishly decorated with a wide variety of materials: wood, stone, ceramic, leaded glass and wrought iron.

Keep your eyes peeled as you stroll around the neighbourhood and admire the legacy of the finest Catalan architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You’ll explore iconic streets like Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya, which are home to the top fashion boutiques selling leading local and international brands, countless restaurants serving Catalan haute-cuisine and an endless array of cafés and bars, which have made the area the favourite shopping place for many locals and visitors to the city.

 

Discover the Eixample with our Gaudí’s Works Segway Tour
Schedules: 10:00-12:30-14:30-17:00

Price: € 59
Contact us for personalized schedules.
Entrance fees to the monuments are not included.
Availability: everyday
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TripAdvisor Reviews

  • 5 star ratingPersonalized and very friendly seg-tour Thank you Carol! We really enjoyed the guided tour. Recommended to everybody who wants to explore Barcelona. No flat feets (like we had the day before) and lots of fun. An easy way to see some of the nice spots. After the show we got very useful recommendations for local tapas bars - we enjoyed the best meal of our stay there!

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  • 5 star ratingGreat Segway Tour We (2 adults & 2 kids (11y + 10y) had a great Segway tour in Barcelona. Our guide Karine was really phantastic - she made us familiar with how to use Segways and we had a great tour through Barcelona.

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  • 5 star ratingMr Gruber The Segway’s were surprisingly easy to use. The instructor (Oscar I think) Italian guy. Was very clear, good humour and took us on a decent tour that was informative but not boring got to fly around the streets and park in an hour.

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  • 5 star ratingAwesome 3 hrs of segway tours.. More

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  • 5 star ratingVery nice opportunity to see town and countryside Driving segway is easy to learn. Everybody can do it! Before the tour starts the guide gave us a little practice round. After 15 minutes our tour started through surrounding hills of Barcelona giving us some awesome views on Barcelona. The guide was friendly and told us the most important things about the sights we visited.

    All in all driving segway is fun and not too expensive.

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    Dennis F
  • 5 star ratingUnforgettable expericence with bubbly Karine I would like to express my gratitude to Ms Karine and her team for the warm welcome we had in Barcelona. We learnt alot and enjoyed the 3hrs tour with Karine. It was an unforgettable experience. Karine showed great care and concern through out the entire tour and we are delighted with her professionalism. Once again, muchas gracias Karine

    Sincerly,

    Nash

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  • 5 star ratingFantastic experience with a large group We travelled as a group of 15 friends to Barcelona for the weekend and wanted a quick way to take in the sights without being exhausted in the heat. I can honestly say that Barcelona Sun and Segway was a fantastic choice. They handled our group of 15 with ease. The guides spoke excellent English and were so much fun to be with. We covered so much over 2 hours... » Read More

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  • 5 star ratingBrilliant .. best fun ever.. We had a wonderful time with Oscar our guide.. he was patient and funny and had an extensive knowledge of Barcelona that he showed us in our 3 hour tour.. I would highly recommend everybody do this activity the minute you get to Barcelona this company will show you every sight you need or want to see and it's a great way to see the city and get your bearings... » Read More

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  • 5 star ratingTour fantastico Abbiamo partecipato al Tour su Segway per Montjuic...ed è stata una esperienza incredibile.

    La nostra guida ci ha insegnato a prendere confidenza col mezzo e ci ha accompagnato con su per paesaggi mozzafiato.

    La città vista dall’alto è incredibile.

    Ancora più incredibile salire fin su senza fatica aiutati dai Segways!

    Esperienza consigliata!!

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  • 5 star ratingA great way to Explore a City Looking for a way to spend an hour or so in the hot sun, look no further than a segway tour. We had no prior experience and after a 10 minuet guide we were soon speeding along the streets of Barcelona in total control of our new machines. Oscar, our guide, was caring , careful and at all times ensured that we were always safe. He took us to a... » Read More

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