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Barcelona - Part 2 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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The life of one of the world’s most famous artistic talents is the central theme of one of the world’s finest museums, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona.

Famous for having co-founded the cubist movement and for his unique style, easily recognisable and renowned throughout the world to this day, Pablo Picasso’s life is now immortalised in one of Europe’s finest art-themed experiences. Picasso had numerous studios in Barcelona, and lived in the city on several occasions, and the museum showcasing his work opened to the public in 1963. There are over 3, 800 of Picasso’s works on display as part of the Museu Picasso’s permanent collection, and exhibitions run throughout the year. Private, guided tours in a variety of languages are available on request.

Barcelona Helicopters offers you a new experience in the world of tourist flights, and an exciting way to take in the city. Flyers can visit anywhere in Catalonia and go wherever they please, flying aboard a top-of-the-range helicopter. Barcelona Helicopters lets you design your own tourist flight route, with a host of different options available to flyers; from flying alone on a Robinson 22 with the pilot, to sharing the thrills and experiences on a two- or three person flight plus pilot on a Robinson 44. Barcelona Helicopters will give a presentation on how their helicopters work for aircraft enthusiasts, and their base, which is located at the Heliport Teresà Vilà d’Ullastrell in Vallès Occidental, is wholly owned by the company. In addition to the heliport, the Sabadell Airport is also a launch point for tourist routes around Catalonia.

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is an area steeped in history.

Originally dating from the Roman era, many of the buildings in the Barri Gòtic are from the Medieval period. The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, or the Barcelona Cathedral, is one of the many stunning attractions in the area, a breathtaking 15th century cathedral that is particularly famous for its gargoyles. Private guides can be organized through the Barcelona Guide Bureau, an experienced Barcelona tourist agency that will conduct guided tours throughout Barcelona and the surrounding area, and which is happy to arrange private, specialised tours for you and your family.

Poble Espanyol de Montjuic is one of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, giving visitors an insight into traditional architecture and village life from a variety of Spanish regions without having to leave the confines of the park. Hosting a wide range of craft shops which sell high-quality, traditional goods. Poble Espanyol also features traditional flamenco shows. All the buildings in the village have been faithfully preserved or recreated to give an authentic feel, making it a must-see for those with an interest in period history. Concerts and shows are also held in the outdoor courtyard during spring and summer.

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