For your convenience, BIR has put together a selection of sightseeing tours that you can book through our conference organiser AOPC.
All tours will start and end at the Princesa Sofia Hotel and will be given in English and French. The below prices include VAT.
The Gaudi Tour
Monday, 29 October 2012
Price per person: € 80 (including entrance fee for Sagrada Familia)
Discover some of the stunning modernist buildings created by Antoni Gaudi. On Passeig de Gràcia, one of the main boulevards of the city, you will see Casa Batlló, nicknamed “the dragon house” or “house of bones“; La Pedrera Casa Milà, whose sculptured form has made it a reference piece, eventually being declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The visit continues with a guided tour of Park Güell, one of the world’s most intriguing parcs with impressive mosaics and fanciful pavilions. Finally, discover the splendour of Sagrada Familia cathedral, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece.
Dalí Museum in Figueras & visit of the Púbol Castle
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Price per person: € 110 (including entrance fees for Dali museum and Pubol Castle)
The Dalí Museum, located 140 km from Barcelona, in the old municipal theatre of Figueras, is the second most visited museum in Spain. Its collection offers a large variety of works of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí created by different techniques, representing the different styles of the artist.
The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol was the painter’s home, which he dedicated to his wife Gala, who is buried at the castle. In the garden visitors will see surrealist elephants and the swimming pool surrounded by busts of Richard Wagner. Dali designed the unusual rooms himself, which have a predominance of medieval and Baroque decoration.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Price per person: € 130 (including lunch)
One hour’s motorway drive from Barcelona to the wine region of Penedés, location of Spain’s largest producers of sparkling champagne-style wine. Visit to a famous wine cellar. Wine-tasting and departure to Montserrat. Drive through picturesque countryside to reach Mt. Montserrat (4,050 feet/1,235 meters) with its impressive rock formations. Visit to the monastery and basilica to see the 12th century Romanesque sculpture of the Black Virgin (www.abadiamontserrat.net). Attendance of a recital by the Escolania (one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe). After the recital, lunch at a typical Catalan restaurant.