Walking off the beaten track
If you like the idea of getting under the skin of Barcelona and learning some of the amazing stories behind its history and culture, but hate the idea of being herded around the main attractions with a big sign saying ‘tourist’ on your forehead, then you’ll like the concept behind Walking Planets.
Their atypical walking tours take you around some of the less touristic districts, like Raval and El Born and reveal treasures that most visitors simply won’t see – be that a monastery of Japanese tea-drinking nuns, the burial place of Guifre the Hairy, or the beautiful Gothic hospital where Gaudi died and Dr. Fleming experimented on the corpses of beggars.
The local, officially-accredited guides behind Walking Planets are keen to impart much more than Barcelona’s history however: current affairs, urban trends and modern life in the Catalan capital are all part of the experience. Continually expanding and improving their services, their team now also offer tapas walks, personal shoppers and bike tours.
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