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La Monumental Bullring (Plaza de Toros Monumental de Barcelona) Tours and Activities

La Monumental Bullring (Plaza de Toros Monumental de Barcelona)
Barcelona’s La Monumental Bullring (Plaza de Toros Monumental de Barcelona) was built with a flamboyant neo-Mudéjar and Byzantine façade, and embellished with Iberian blue-and-white tiles. The bullring was the largest in Barcelona and could seat 20,000, plus another 5,000 standing. After bullfighting was banned in 2012, the ring was repurposed as a museum and concert venue.
 
The Basics
Although bullfighting is now illegal in Catalonia, La Monumental Bullring has retained much of its original character. The small Museu Taurí (Bullfighting Museum) recounts the history of bullfighting in Catalonia with displays of branding irons, classic posters, and resplendent sequined matador outfits. One weekend each month, the bullring hosts a music and street food festival, complete with food trucks, local vendors, and activities for kids. Many bike tours of Barcelona pedal past the bullring.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • La Monumental is a must-see for architecture buffs and anyone interested in the history of Spanish bullfighting.
  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection, especially if you’re attending an event on the bullring floor.
  • Be sure to stop and appreciate the ornate façade of the building, even if the museum is closed.
 
How to Get There
La Monumental is located on Gran Via, not far from La Sagrada Familia cathedral in the Eixample neighborhood. To reach the bullring on public transportation, take the Barcelona metro to Monumental Station (Line 2).
 
When to Get There
The museum is open daily year-round, but to really experience the grandeur of the bullring, plan to visit during an event or concert that lets you get out on the floor with the grandstands rising up around you.
 
Barcelona’s Other Bullring
La Monumental was the city’s main bullfighting venue, but it wasn’t the only one. The second, the Plaça Espanya bullring, was repurposed as a modern shopping mall after bullfighting fell out of favor in Catalonia. Today, Las Arenas mall is home to international brand shops, restaurants, and a rooftop observation deck with a stellar view of Montjüic and its colorful Magic Fountain.
Address: Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 749, Barcelona, Spain
Admission: Varies
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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

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Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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Barcelona Guided Tour by Segway

Barcelona Guided Tour by Segway

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Explore Barcelona by Segway, the fastest way to get around the city’s top attractions. Choose your tour duration, then depart from Las Ramblas, with multiple departure times to fit your travel schedule. Your guide shares stories and curiosities of the Mediterranean city on this small-group experience, limited to six people.
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

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Explore the beautiful city of Barcelona on an easy-to-ride electric bike during this sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a local guide, see all of the Catalonian capital’s spectacular sight while exerting minimum energy. Sail past landmarks like El Born Centre Cultural while your guide offers insight into the history and culture of the city. Absorb the architectural eccentricity of Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia during relaxed free time there, and sail past long lines at the entrance hall with a priority access pass. 
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Private Guided Barcelona Highlights Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Private Guided Barcelona Highlights Tour with Hotel Pick-up

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Discover Barcelona your way on a private tour with a personal guide who makes sure you see the city’s top attractions, or you can customize the itinerary to your own preferences. Perhaps visit famous Gaudí landmarks like Sagrada Familia or Park Güell, explore the Gothic Quarter, or visit La Rambla, Barcelona’s bustling tree-lined promenade. This tour includes air-conditioned transportation, pickup from your hotel or cruise port, and the option to choose skip-the-line entry to select attractions when booking.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

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Ride the funicular railway up Montjuïc for spectacular views over Barcelona during this 3-hour private tour. Translated as the ‘Mountain of the Jews’ due to its Jewish cemetery, the hill was home to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Visit the Olympic facilities and Montjuïc Castle, then finish with a walking tour at Plaza España, where your personal guide shares the highlights of one of Barcelona’s most impressive squares.
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Barcelona Gaudí Segway Tour

Barcelona Gaudí Segway Tour

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The works of Antoni Gaudí—Spain’s celebrated architect—are spread throughout Barcelona. But you’ll cover all the top landmarks on your own set of wheels during this in-depth Segway tour. Cover more sights in less time, from the Sagrada Familia to the Passeig de Gracia, the city’s famous boulevard. Tours also include a stop in the Gothic Quarter for a peek at centuries-old buildings and trendy boutiques.
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Gran Gaudi - 3H Segway tour

Gran Gaudi - 3H Segway tour

Come and glide with us across the streets of Barcelona on a futuristic Segway and explore the city on your way to the most iconic landmarks built by Antoni Gaudi - La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, and more... Get started in the intricate old town with a small training lesson that will get you ready to cruise along safe bike paths in the most exquisite avenues of Barcelona and get to see the famous houses of Gaudi and the beautiful unfinished temple. - We recommend you book your Segway tour in advance - groups are small and limited to guarantee a better service to each of our guests. - Join us in this entertaining and educational adventure and get privileged personalized attention from your guide.
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Barcelona City Bike Tour

Barcelona City Bike Tour

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See some of Barcelona’s most famous sights all in just a few hours on this bike tour of the city. Set off from the Gothic Quarter on wheels, and ride through Parc de la Ciutadella. Admire structures made by Antoni Gaudi, such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Plus, pass by the Arc de Triomf, the Sagrada Familia, and Barceloneta Beach.
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Welcome To Barcelona Electric Scooter Tour

Welcome To Barcelona Electric Scooter Tour

Discover the historical neighborhoods of Barcelona and be amazed by the city’s gleaming Mediterranean coast - visit the Olympic Port, the iconic Sagrada Familia, the luxurious Passeig de Gràcia, the city's own Arc de Triumph, Ciutadella Park, the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia and much more.
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Citizen Segway Tour Barcelona

Citizen Segway Tour Barcelona

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See the best of Barcelona in three-hours via Segway. The tour is ideal for people who want to discover the city in the outdoors, but are short on time or have limited mobility. You have the flexibility to choose from three possible start times and four different language options. After a brief training session, follow your guide to explore Parc de la Ciutadella, Barceloneta, and beyond.
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Gaudí Segway Tour

Gaudí Segway Tour

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See the ever-present works of the master of Gothic architect, Antoni Gaudi, on this half-day, guided, Segway tour. Let the Segway do the walking as you glide with your guide to see the unusual shapes, materials, and curves that define Gothic buildings and monuments like the Arc de Triomf. Ride among the modernist buildings on Passeig de Gracia and visit one of Gaudi’s greatest achievemnts: La Sagrada Familia.
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Private tours in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona with transportation included

Private tours in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona with transportation included

This is a completely private experience. Day 1: Arrival private transfer in a luxury vehicle with chauffeur Day 2: Private 4 hour tour of Madrid with entrance tickets to Royal Palace. Official tour guide and chauffeur for 4 hours. Day 3: Private 8 hour tour of Toledo from Madrid. Official tour guide in Toledo for 3 hours and chauffeur for 8 hours. Day 4: Fast train to Barcelona. Stop in Zaragoza for a 4 hour private tour. In Zaragoza enjoy a private 4 hour tour with chauffeur and separate official tour guide. Day 5: Private 4 hour tour of Barcelona. Official tour guide and chauffeur for 4 hours. Day 6: Private 4 hour Gaudi tour in Barcelona. Entrance tickets to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell included. Official tour guide and chauffeur for 4 hours. All our tours have official tour guides and separate chauffeurs in a luxury vehicle. ****This experience can be customized and it can start from Barcelona and finish in Madrid with the inverse schedule.
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Barcelona: Highlights Bike Tour

Barcelona: Highlights Bike Tour

Discover Barcelona on a bike tour. Ride over bike lanes, pedestrian paths, and parks and gardens to the city's most beautiful sights. Admire the old architecture, enjoy the views from the beach and discover the hidden corners of the cityTravel back to the era of Spanish Art Nouveau ºAdmire Antonio Gaudi architectural masterpieces such as the Sagrada Familia and the Casa Mila ºExplore the picturesque Art Nouveau district of Eixample.  See the international Raval and visit the Gothic center and the old Jewish quarter around the Cathedral ºSee Barcelona’s first World Fair and the memorial to the oppression of Catalonia in Parc de la Ciutadella ºDiscover interesting facts about the Olympic Games and see the picturesque beach  Guided tour, max. 10 pax. (for approximately 3 hours) Bicycle rental Handlebar bag Helmet and child seat upon request
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