Pedralbes Walking Tour, Barcelona

Pedralbes Walking Tour (Self Guided), Barcelona

Beautiful buildings, flowers and an abundance of greenery mark out the Pedralbes neighborhood as somewhere very special indeed. The quiet, upscale and expensive residential area is one of the most favored in the city and features grand old mansions as well as luxury modern and classic villas with swimming pools and well-tended private gardens.

Not surprisingly, the area is home to some of the rich and famous, including global singing sensation Shakira, footballers and the Spanish musician and singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat. This is also where the King of Spain used to keep a residence, the Palau Reial de Pedralbes. Today, this early 20th-century building is home to a ceramic museum and an interior design museum. The palace sits in the north end of the Parc de Pedralbes, a beautiful park with bougainvillea, eucalyptus trees, sculptures and fountains.

Nearby is the Parc de Cervantes, another lovely spot for a walk. Come here to soak up the delicious aromas of roses and more than 200 varieties of flower. There are plants from all continents and typically something is in bloom no matter what time of year you visit. Stroll along the botanical trail and jog, cycle or walk by the expansive grassy areas.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Pedralbes Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Pedralbes Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: Xena
Parc de Cervantes

1) Parc de Cervantes

Parc de Cervantes

2) Parc de Cervantes

Parc de Cervantes

3) Parc de Cervantes

Parc de Cervantes

4) Parc de Cervantes

Bruc Military Barracks

5) Bruc Military Barracks

Pedralbes Royal Palace

6) Pedralbes Royal Palace

Pedralbes Royal Palace Entrance

7) Pedralbes Royal Palace Entrance

Pedralbes Royal Palace

8) Pedralbes Royal Palace

Pedralbes Royal Palace

9) Pedralbes Royal Palace

Pedralbes Royal Palace

10) Pedralbes Royal Palace

Pedralbes Royal Palace

11) Pedralbes Royal Palace

Pedralbes Royal Palace

12) Pedralbes Royal Palace

Dragon Gate

13) Dragon Gate

Parc de Vil·la Amèlia

15) Parc de Vil·la Amèlia

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Creating your own self-guided walk in Barcelona is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Picasso's Barcelona Walking Tour

Picasso's Barcelona Walking Tour

Pablo Picasso – the great Spanish painter and sculptor – developed his style in Barcelona where he spent the formative years of his life, from the ages of 14 to 23. It is said that when the master spoke nostalgically of home, he actually meant the Catalonian capital, despite having been born in Malaga.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
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Barcelona Introduction Walking Tour

Barcelona Introduction Walking Tour

According to legend, Barcelona was founded by mythological Greek hero Hercules on one of his expeditions, when his boats were hit by a storm. The first 8 boats managed to escape without damage, but the 9th one was lost at sea. Hercules found his lost friends some days later on the coast, all safe and sound. The crew was taken by the beauty of the coastal landscape, and so they decided to stay. It...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Antoni Gaudí's Masterpieces Walking Tour

Antoni Gaudí's Masterpieces Walking Tour

Gaudi is admired around the world as one of the most distinctive architects of the 20th century. The unique technique and use of natural forms make his creations stand out from the pack. La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo and other masterpieces will certainly take your breath away with their beauty, forms, colors, and overall design. Just make sure to book tickets in advance, since...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a spectacular water show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, and explore the ancient Montjuic Castle with its breathtaking views.

A convenient start point, Placa d'Espanya is the second...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

A walk around the Gothic Quarter is a journey through time to Barcelona’s oldest history, going back to times of Roman rule; in fact, the typically Roman grid plan is still visible today in the quarter's layout. Only a few roads are open for car traffic, so there will be little in the way of enjoying the many narrow, atmospheric streets filled with superb food, high-quality architecture,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
La Rambla Walking Tour

La Rambla Walking Tour

One of the main streets in central Barcelona, La Rambla is popular with tourists and locals alike. Connecting the city’s old port with Plaça de Catalunya, it is filled with cultural and historic landmarks, as well as many terraces, restaurants, shops and street artists. Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca once said it was “the only street in the world which I wish never ended.”

Start...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles

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