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Terrassa Highlights Tour from Barcelona

Plaça de Josep Freixa i Argemí, 11, 08224 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain (0)
from/per person 0.00
  • Barcelona
  • Meal included
  • Official tour guide
  • Port/Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Step-free itinerary


Description

Depart from your Hotel as the pickup point in Barcelona and relax during the scenic journey to Terrassa in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Terrassa is located 40-minutes drive from Barcelona. It has a population of 215.000 inhabitants and is home of some  of the most historical sights dating back from late Roman Empire and early Christianity.

The Terrassa Highlights Tour from Barcelona starts at Masia Freixa, the emblematic building of Gaudian inspiration built by the architect Lluís Muncunill between 1905 and 1910. Emphasizing at the rounded profiles and the use of the parabolic arch, the building is one of the jewels of modernist patrimony in Terrassa. The itinerary continues to the National Museum of Science and Technique of Catalonia (mNACTEC). This exceptional building, is one of the best examples of Catalan industrial modernism, and hosts the permanent exhibition of the “textile factory”. There you can discover the whole process of manufacturing woolen fabrics in the original context of a factory of the early 20th century.

Next in the Terrassa Sightseeing Tour is a stroll among the city’s modernistic and cultural buildings such as the Market of Independence, the General Society of Electricitat, the Town Hall of Terrassa and the Torre del Palau. The tour continues with a visit of Casa Museu Alegre de Sagrera, a large residence located in the city center where you will discover how the industrial and bourgeois families of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century used to live. At the moment the building belongs to the Museum of Terrassa and hosts diverse expositions featuring different decorative motifs of great interest from the Modernist period.

The last part of the tour offers a visit to La Seu d’Ègara, a monumental complex of the Sant Pere Churches. The churches guard a beautiful artistic treasure of the 5th to 8th centuries. The most unique artistic elements are, apart from the three religious buildings (Santa María, San Miquel and Sant Pere), murals of the high middle ages and Romanesque and Gothic altarpieces. The ensemble has put in a bid for UNESCO World Heritage status.

After the tour you will enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant where homemade Catalan food is served.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Full guided tour of Terrassa’s main highlights as the mNACTEC, Food Market of Independence, Torre del Palau etc.
  • Explore the history and culture of the city with an official local tour guide from Terrassa
  • Visit the undiscovered Catalan modernist masterpieces as Masia Freixa and Casa Museu Alegre de Sagrera
  • Travel back in time visiting emblematic churches from the 5th century as La Seu d’Ègara
WHAT´ S INCLUDED
  • Entrance tickets and full guided tour
  • Private transport and driver on a modern minivan or minibus with lift or ramp access and tie-down system
  • Paella or local cuisine lunch menus (Starter, Main Course, Dessert and Drinks)
  • All local taxes and travel insurance
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each person preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the Tour.
Meeting point: Hotel or Cruise Pick-up or Other
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 6 Hours
Optional door-to-door accessible Cruise Port transportation can be arranged (Extra cost)
Cancellation Policy:
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure