4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Get creative with your camerawork on a 3.5-hour daytime photography tour of Barcelona. Taking in street art, landmarks and Antoni Gaudi architecture, the tour showcases some of the most interesting places to capture snapshots of Barcelonan life. Explore the buzzing neighborhoods of El Born and Raval; capture iconic shots from Port Vell and La Boqueria market; and learn about technique, exposure, lighting and composition from an expert guide. Experience and specialist equipment is not needed; just bring along a digital camera! Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour small-group daytime photography tour of Barcelona
  • Learn how to use your digital camera to its best potential
  • Photograph the neighborhoods of El Born and Raval, capturing street art and quirky sights
  • Line up creative panoramic shots from Port Vell, and visit La Boqueria
  • Experiment with different angle and light tactics to capture photos of Gaudi architecture
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Barcelona Photography Tour

Hear photography tips while discovering the streets of Barcelona!

With your digital camera in hand, meet your guide in the heart of trendy El Born, a neighborhood full of bars and terraces, that’s always buzzing with local life. Before jumping straight into the photography, your guide will discuss your camera with you, and demonstrate how to get the best of its different settings.

Then, explore the area, discovering the secrets to creative city photography. Learn how to frame the Modernist masterpieces of Born Cultural Centre as well as monumental basilicas and historical landmarks. El Born is also home to some of the city’s most attention-grabbing street art — sights you are sure to want to capture on film as a memento of your Barcelona vacation.

Continue through Port Vell, Barcelona’s historical port, and work your way up to higher ground to capture photos of sweeping panoramas over the harbor and city. Point your camera down over the fishing pier and discover the best angles to check out at this locals’ favorite vantage point.

Pass along the pier, seeing the famous Columbus Monument, and enjoy stops along the way to photograph colorful street art or perhaps a flawless Gothic building or snapshot of daily life. Soon, your route takes you into the Raval district, one of Barcelona’s more alternative neighborhoods, where the streets are steeped with a cosmopolitan vibe. Line up photos of Gaudi architecture, click away in front of the beautiful Film Library and take iconic Barcelona photos of streets flanked by balconied houses — all neatly bedecked with flowers.

Stop to photo the hustle and bustle at La Boqueria, a food market where the smells, shapes and colors of the city combine to set your senses alight. Snap away, getting the best ‘no filter’ shots, and purchase a quick bite for lunch if you'd like (own expense). Then work your way to Plaça dels Ángels, passing the MACBA contemporary art museum as you go. Your tour finishes at Plaça dels Ángels.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The tour was excellent. The tour guide was very informative, and we got a lot of great pictures on the tour. I would definitely recommend Barcelona Photography Tour if you find yourself in Barcelona.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I highly recommend this tour. My tour guide was amazing, friendly and gave me lots of good tips. Walking around the non tourist and local areas was also good to get to see a different side/part of Barcelona. Highly recommend this:)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We did have a few issues finding the start place for this - the cultural centre at ~El Born is supposedly very important to Catalns but we were only 200 meters from it and none of the people we asked (including a traffic warden) recognised the name on the sheet?
Having said that once we found the start point the guide was very helpful, very knowledgeable and very flexible and is a real credit to you. We discussed that we had booked the gothic tour so he adapted the walk to concentrate more on other options. He was more than happy to allow us to spend more time on sites of special interest to us and provided much useful information for the rest of our visit. I am sorry to say I am terrible at remembering names but am sure you can identify him and hope you will pass on our gratitude.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

I greatly enjoyed the tour. Alicia was very knowledgeable about the city. As I am an amateur/tourist photographer, her skills as a photography tutor was also exceptional. She showed me how to take more interesting and better shots with my compact camera and the camera on my smartphone.

The description should mention that scheduling the tour on Mondays is not recommended. The tour included several museums but all of them were closed on Mondays. I was advised to visit them during the remainder of my stay.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

It was well worth it. For some history into a lot of the city, for some great photos and photo opportunities. Thank you for your time.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

Participant was pick pocketed during this great outing.

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