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Barcelona Bicycle tour

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Bicycle route in Barcelona getting you to the most important places of Barcelona. If you drop out the first 5 and last 5 points, this route can be done on foot.

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Region: BarcelonaSpainCatalonia
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Torre de Collserola (distance from start: 0 km / 0 miles)

Torre de Collserola
Torre de Collserola (or Torre Foster) is a uniquely designed tower located on the Tibidabo hill in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by architect Lord Norman Foster, and built in 1992 for the 1992 Summer Olympics. It features a pod for floor space like many towers but uses guide lines for lateral support like a mast. Mainly used as a TV and radio transmitter, this futuristic design provides the highest viewpoint over the city. The top antenna reaches 288.4m (946 ft) and the top of the pod, which has thirteen floors, reaches 152m (499 ft). The tenth floor of the pod is open to the public.

Tibidabo (distance from start: 0.17 km / 0.11 miles)

Tibidabo
Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. At 512 meters it is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola. Rising sharply to the north-west, it affords spectacular views over the city and the surrounding coastline. There is an amusement park, a telecommunications tower (Torre de Collserola), and a Catholic church, the Temple de Sagrat Cor, at the top, all of which are visible from most of the city.

Park Güell (distance from start: 7.31 km / 4.54 miles)

Park Güell
Park Güell is a 17, 18 ha wide garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Casa Vicens (distance from start: 10.14 km / 6.3 miles)

Casa Vicens
Casa Vicens is a family residence in Barcelona (Spain), designed by Antoni Gaudí and built for industrialist Manuel Vicens. It was Gaudí's first important work. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (distance from start: 13.17 km / 8.18 miles)

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
The present Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Catalan for Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul) in the Guinardó, Barcelona, Spain, is a complex built between 1901 and 1930, designed by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Together with Palau de la Música Catalana, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is still a fully functional hospital. There have been discussions to convert this building to a museum sometime in the future. Although the hospital's current buildings date from the 20th century, the Hospital de Sant Pau was founded in 1401 when six small medieval hospitals merged.

La Sagrada Família (distance from start: 14.78 km / 9.18 miles)

La Sagrada Família
"La Sagrada Família" is Catalan for 'The Holy Family'. It is a large Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudí worked on the project for over 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life entirely to this endeavour. On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have joked, ""My client is not in a hurry."" After Gaudí's death in 1926, work continued under the direction of Domènech Sugranyes until interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1935. It is one of the most popular attractions in Spain, alongside the Museo del Prado and Alhambra."

Torre Agbar (distance from start: 16.63 km / 10.34 miles)

Torre Agbar
"The Torre Agbar or Agbar Tower, is a 21st century (2005) skyscraper in Barcelona. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. According to Nouvel, the shape of the Torre Agbar was inspired by the mountains of Montserrat that surround Barcelona, and by the shape of a geyser of water rising into the air. There are people, however, who see it as a phallic symbol. As a result of its unusual shape, the building is known by several nicknames, such as ""el supositori"" (the suppository). The building stands out in Barcelona; it is the third tallest building in Barcelona, only after the Arts Hotel and the Mapfre Tower, both 154 m. A unique feature of the building is its nocturnal illumination. It has 4,500 LED luminous devices that allow generation of luminous images in the facade."

Hotel Arts (distance from start: 20.44 km / 12.7 miles)

Hotel Arts
The Hotel Arts is a 43-story, 600 room luxury hotel on the seafront of Barcelona. Contrary to popular belief, it was not built to service the 1992 Summer Olympics, though its construction was part of the big changes underwent by the city to prepare the Games. It remains one of the city's leading hotels. It is operated by the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. Construction was finished in 1994 and it is an example of structural expressionism architecture.
Next to the building, there is Torre Mapfre. Torre Mapfre holds the title for highest helipad in Spain at 505 feet above ground. Unlike its twin, Hotel Arts Barcelona this tower is a mixed use tower.

Parc de la Ciutadella (distance from start: 21.36 km / 13.27 miles)

Parc de la Ciutadella
To the north of the Gothic Quarter lie the Jardins de Fonseré i Mestre which contain modernist buildings housing zoological and geological collections. The adjacent Parc de la Ciutadella includes both the Parlament de Catalunya (Catalan Parliament) and the Parc Zoològic de Barcelona (zoo) whose most famous resident was an albino gorilla - Floquet de Neu ("Snowflake") - who died in 2003 of skin cancer.

Arc de Triomf (distance from start: 22.4 km / 13.92 miles)

Arc de Triomf
Description-ENG
"The Arc de Triomf is an archway structure. It was built for the 1888 Universal exhibition, as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Moorish Revival style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture ""Barcelona rep les nacions"" (Catalan for ""Barcelona welcomes the nations"") by Josep Reynés. The opposite frieze contains a stone carving named ""Recompense"", a work from the earliest period of Josep Llimona. The top of the arch is decorated with the Barcelona coat of arms as well as a representation of all 49 other Spanish provinces, work of Torquat Tassó and Antoni Vilanova.

The arch is located between Passeig de Lluís Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan, at the end of a wide promenade connecting with the Park of the Ciutadella."

El Museu Picasso (distance from start: 23.64 km / 14.69 miles)

El Museu Picasso
El Museu Picasso (the Picasso Museum) can be found in the area known as el Born, within the Barri Gotic.

Torre Jaume I (distance from start: 26.13 km / 16.24 miles)

Torre Jaume I
Torre Jaume I is a 107 meter (351 feet) high steel truss tower in Barcelona, which was built in 1931 by Carlos Boigas. The tower is the second-tallest aerial tramway support pillar in the world, and is a part of the aerial tramway from Torre Sant Sebastia to Montjuïc. Torre Jaume I also has an observation platform.

Museu Marítim (distance from start: 27.05 km / 16.81 miles)

Museu Marítim
At the bottom of La Rambla, there is the Museu Marítim (naval museum), which chronicles the history of life on the Mediterranean, including a full-scale model of a galley. The museum is housed in the medieval Drassanes (shipyards), where the ships that made Catalonia a great sea power in the Mediterranean were built.

Gran Teatre del Liceu (distance from start: 27.35 km / 16.99 miles)

Gran Teatre del Liceu
The Gran Teatre del Liceu is an opera house on La Rambla in Barcelona. The Liceu opened on April 4, 1847. It is one of the world's finest and biggest stage and acoustic settings for opera, and the main opera house in Spain.

Palau Güell (distance from start: 27.47 km / 17.07 miles)

Palau Güell
The Palau Güell is a town mansion designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí for the Catalan industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". It was used in Antonioni's film The Passenger as a backdrop for the first meeting between Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.

Plaça Reial (distance from start: 27.48 km / 17.08 miles)

Plaça Reial
The architect Gaudi created the lampposts for the Plaça Reial at Barcelona.

Raval (distance from start: 28.3 km / 17.59 miles)

Raval
Raval is often referred to as el Barri Xinès, or China town. It acquired this name not due to there being residents of Chinese origin, but because it was how a Chinese city was imagined to be. Due to its previous reputation as a dangerous area, the local government has put a lot of time and work into the neighborhood, including the creation of a walkway to the sea, the Rambla del Raval and new building development, including the new Filmoteca de Catalunya. It has become one of the most dynamic areas of the city. Many smaller ethnic restaurants may be found in Raval and several fashionable restaurants and cafés have been opening up in recent years. The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona) can also be found in this neighborhood.

Barri Gòtic (distance from start: 29.37 km / 18.25 miles)

Barri Gòtic
On the other side of Les Rambles, is el Barri Gòtic. This neighborhood houses the Cathedral of Barcelona, la Generalitat (the Catalan government hall), and l'Ajuntament (Barcelona city hall). Tourists commonly visit this neighborhood to see Plaça Reial (a Spanish-style plaza) and to shop in one of the many tourist shops along Carrer Ferran. El Museu Picasso (the Picasso Museum) can be found in the area known as el Born, within the Barri Gotic.

La Rambla de les Flors (distance from start: 29.65 km / 18.42 miles)

La Rambla de les Flors
Running down the center of the Ciutat Vella (dividing the Raval and Barri Gòtic) are the boulevards Les Rambles, popularly known as La Rambla (in singular) since they are continuous, like a single street. Les Rambles stretches from Plaça Catalunya to the Mediterranean Sea and, since the 1990s, now extends out over the sea into one of Barcelona's newest centers of entertainment, Maremagnum. Each of Les Rambles has its own specialty. La Rambla de les Flors (The Flowers Rambla) is devoted to flower stands, another Rambla to animal vendors (selling mainly birds), and the lowest Rambla hosts temporary art fairs. El Mercat de Sant Josep (more commonly known as La Boqueria) and Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Opera House) are both located here. Les Rambles are among the most frequently travelled streets by pedestrians in Barcelona.

Plaça Catalunya (distance from start: 29.98 km / 18.63 miles)

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Plaça Catalunya
Plaça Catalunya is a large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city (see Barri Gòtic and Raval, in Ciutat Vella) and the 19th century-built Eixample meet. Some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet in Plaça Catalunya: Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla or Portal de l'Àngel, in addition to Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de Vergara or Carrer de Pelai. It has an area of about 50,000 square metres. It is especially known for its fountains and statues, its proximity to some of Barcelona's most popular attractions, and for the impressive flocks of pigeons that gather in the centre

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (distance from start: 30.76 km / 19.12 miles)

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA) is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona.

It was designed by Richard Meier & Partners (1987-1995). The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism. This large (120 by 35 metres) white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, and allowing natural light into the interior.

The museum opened to the public on 28 November 1995. The collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some foreign art is also represented.

Palau de la Música Catalana (distance from start: 32.49 km / 20.19 miles)

Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernisme style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural and political independence movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).

Casa Batlló (distance from start: 33.07 km / 20.55 miles)

Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is a building designed by Antoni Gaudi and Josep Maria Jujol and built in years 1905-1907; located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia, part of the Illa de la Discòrdia in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.

Casa Milà (distance from start: 33.27 km / 20.68 miles)

Casa Milà
Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1905-1907. It is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia ('passeig' is Catalan for promenade or avenue) in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was built for Roger Segimon de Milà. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Aragó street (distance from start: 33.95 km / 21.1 miles)

Aragó street
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"On May 17, 1902, in his 57th birthday, Jacint Verdaguer, one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature, moved from 235 Aragó street in Barcelona, where he lived, to the country house known as Vil·la Joana, in Vallvidrera (Barcelona), where he hoped to convalesce. On June 10 he died in Vil·la Joana. Nowadays, the house, converted into a museum, can be visited.

Verdaguer was buried in the Sud-Oest Montjuïc cemetery in Barcelona."

Teatre Lliure (distance from start: 36.99 km / 22.98 miles)

Teatre Lliure
The Teatre Lliure is a theatre in Barcelona considered one of the most prestigious in Spain. It was created in 1976 in the neighborhood of Gràcia by a group professionals from Barcelona's independent theater scene. It became distinguished for its practice of presenting theater in Catalan, its revisiting of classics, and its penchant for contemporary theater.

National Art Museum of Catalonia (distance from start: 37.51 km / 23.31 miles)

National Art Museum of Catalonia
The National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC) in Barcelona, is a museum of Catalan visual art. It is housed on the Palau Nacional, built for the 1929 World's Fair. Situated on the Montjuïc hill, it was rehabilitated by the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (distance from start: 37.73 km / 23.45 miles)

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
The Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys is a stadium in Barcelona. Originally built in 1927 for the 1929 Expo in the city (and Barcelona bid for the 1936 Olympic games, awarded to Berlin), it was rebuilt in 1989 to be the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The stadium is named for the president of the Generalitat de Catalunya Lluís Companys i Jover, and is located on Montjuïc, a large hill to the southwest of the city which overlooks the harbour. Companys was executed at the nearby Montjuïc Castle in 1940 by the franquism because of his ideas of self-determination for Catalonia.

Fundació Joan Miró (distance from start: 39.04 km / 24.26 miles)

Fundació Joan Miró
Many of Miro's pieces are exhibited today in the Fundació Joan Miró in Montjuïc, Barcelona. The building housing the museum is itself a notable example of modern design drawing from regional traditions. It was completed in 1975 by architect Josep Lluís Sert.

Camp Nou (distance from start: 46.01 km / 28.59 miles)

Camp Nou
Camp Nou (Catalan for "new field", often reversed in English to become Nou Camp) is a football stadium in Barcelona. It has a capacity of 98,787. The stadium is the home ground of FC Barcelona. Its official name was Estadi del FC Barcelona (translates as FC Barcelona Stadium) until 2000, when the club membership vote to change the official name to the popular nick name Camp Nou. Opposite Camp Nou is the Palau Blaugrana, the stadium for indoor sports and adjacent is the Ice Rink, the stadium for ice based sports. Just behind the complex is the Mini Estadi, the stadium where the FC Barcelona B plays its games.

Palau Blaugrana (distance from start: 46.18 km / 28.7 miles)

Palau Blaugrana
Palau Blaugrana (Catalan for palace of blue and deep red) is an arena in Barcelona, Catalonia belonging to FC Barcelona (FCB). The 8,250 capacity arena is home to the basketball, handball, roller hockey, and futsal sections of FCB. Built in 1971 it originally held 5,696 spectators, the facility was remodeled in 1994 to fit the current amount of 8,000. Palau Blaugrana is located between Mini Estadi and the Camp Nou.

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