Customized Services                                              and         Cultural Guided Tours                        ...
Contents       ICONO Serveis Culturals       General Barcelona       Thematic Barcelona       Some of our special tour...
ICONO serveis culturals is a company of customized cultural services. based in Barcelona with more than 15 years of experi...
GENERAL BARCELONAOur best panoramic toursFor those who want to discover Barcelona in a global way, following general itine...
1. Barcelona 2000 years of history (4 hours tour)This is a panoramic tour of the main historical and cultural points of th...
3. Gaudí (4/8 hours)   This is a unique opportunity to discover the personality and masterpieces of Gaudí in its entirety,...
5. Discover a new city: Barcelona from the heights                                                       It is always amaz...
THEMATIC BARCELONA                                       1.        Barcelona 1900’s: the bohemian city                    ...
Its richly textured streets, quiet squares, attractive corners, gurgling fountains, vintage stores andancient fortificatio...
4.         The Jewish legacy in BarcelonaThe tour is around the Call or Jewish quarter of Barcelona, the most important cu...
Coinciding with the universal exhibitions of 1888 and 1929, Barcelona would be able to count onhaving one of the raciest d...
6.        Barcelona, the Movie Walking Tour!                                                         “Barcelona: the movie...
7. The Ghost Walking Tour                                            What do the streets of Barcelona hide when night fall...
8.        Others tours    - Women’s Barcelona    - Barcelona and the doctors    - The Born Neighborhood in 360ºSTAR TOURS ...
Following the maritime façade we arrive to the Olympic Village, a newneighborhood by the sea, where we can find masterpiec...
In 1997 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.                                                                  ...
5. Century-old shops TourOne of our star tours, this itinerary visits the interior of century-oldshops still alive and par...
7. Discovering the artistic heart of BarcelonaBarcelona has been a reference for many artists throughits history. Nowadays...
According to experts, its unique architecture and shops (such as Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Valentinio, Bvlgary,Hermés, or loc...
dedicated to his community. And, next to the good shopkeeper, we find the good buyer who demands redresswhen the service o...
TEATRAL GUIDED VISITS                                      1.         BARCINO: 2000 years told by the cityTour with theatr...
Like Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and the other characters in the novel,we will walk through a l...
LITERARY TOURSThrough the pages of Barcelona, a literary city            1. “The Shadow of the Wind” enchanted Barcelona  ...
2. The Cathedral of the Sea                                                                      From the top of Collserol...
TRIPS OUTSIDE BARCELONATours of a duration of 8 hours. For other destinations please contact us.                          ...
3. Girona: its iumpressive cathedral and Jewish                                                                 QuarterGir...
numbering some eighty monks, since 1025, and to the Patron of Catalonia, St Mary of Montserrat,who is worshipped by hundre...
Cultural services and special activities       The workshop of the traditional Catalan culture: visit to a giants and big...
Other servicesICONO serveis culturals provides:       Tickets to museums and other acts and events of Barcelona and Spain...
ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit...
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  1. 1. Customized Services and Cultural Guided Tours 2012Avda. Portal de l’Àngel, 38 4º 2ª • 08002 Barcelona - Spain · Tel.: + 34 93 410 14 05 · Fax: + 34 93 410 85 88 www.iconoserveis.com · info@iconoserveis.com
  2. 2. Contents  ICONO Serveis Culturals  General Barcelona  Thematic Barcelona  Some of our special tours  Through the pages of Barcelona, a literary city  Excursions outside Barcelona  Cultural services and special activities  Other servicesICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 2 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  3. 3. ICONO serveis culturals is a company of customized cultural services. based in Barcelona with more than 15 years of experience in the sector.We offer  Tailor made products: cultural and artistic tours based on our client preferences, time and interests.  Teambuilding activities for congresses and incentive meetings.  Design of trips, transfers, escorts and private transport.  We are your PARTNER in Spain.  Direct communication with our clients.Our team  Native Spanish guides in all languages.  Professional staff in the offices specialized in Arts, History, and Architecture…Our client  Tour operators and travel agencies.  Cruise lines.  Companies and private enterprises.  Official organisms, Governments, Museums and Public institutions.  Exclusive groups and individuals.Quality in our services  24 hours availability.  Personal service and operational ability.  Logistic coordination from our offices.  Attention to detail.  Follow up of pre-event, the event and the post-event.ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 3 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  4. 4. GENERAL BARCELONAOur best panoramic toursFor those who want to discover Barcelona in a global way, following general itineraries displaying thehistory and culture of our city, we propose the following tours: ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 4 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  5. 5. 1. Barcelona 2000 years of history (4 hours tour)This is a panoramic tour of the main historical and cultural points of the city. The tour starts with apanoramic view of the Sea Front showing the architectural changes of the area. Then the group willdo a walking tour around the Gothic Quarter depicting its religious centre —Cathedral square—, civilcentre —St. Jaume square— and royal centre —King square—. The group will learn of theimportance of Les Rambles and then it will move to Passeig de Gràcia, where some of the mostimportant modernist façades are situated —la Pedrera and Casa Batlló —. The last point will be theSagrada Família and its façades and symbolism.This tour can include the visit of an interior. 2. Barcelona 2000 years of history (8 hours tour)This is a panoramic tour of the main historical and cultural points of the city. The tour starts with aview from Montjuïc Mountain, from where all the urban structure of the city can be admired. Thegroup will also see some of the buildings of the 1992 Olympic Games. Then the group will betransferred to the Sea Front, showing the architectural changes of the area. From here the group willdo a walking tour of Les Rambles and the Gothic Quarter depicting its religious centre —Cathedralsquare—, civil centre —St. Jaume square— and royal centre —King square—. In the afternoon thegroup will visit the recently consacreted SagradaFamília and admire its façades and symbolism.The final point will be Gaudi’s Güell Park, whereNaturalism and Symbolism come together in aperfect recreation of Nature.This tour can include the visit of an interior. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 5 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  6. 6. 3. Gaudí (4/8 hours) This is a unique opportunity to discover the personality and masterpieces of Gaudí in its entirety, from a historical, cultural and artistic point of view. Both tours, 4 hours and 8 hours offer you outdoor and indoor visits to the most representative buildings designed by the genius, such as Güell Palace, Batlló House, La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell or the Güell House. 4. Montjuïc - Fundació Miró - Poble Espanyol This is a panoramic tour of the main historical and cultural points of the city. The tour starts with a panoramic view from Montjuïc Mountain, from where all the urban structure of the city can be admired. The group will also see some of the buildings of the 1992 Olympic Games. One of the fixed stops on this tour is the Miro Foundation, one of the most important museums in Barcelona. Then the group will be transferred to the Sea Front, showing the architectural changes of the area.ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 6 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  7. 7. 5. Discover a new city: Barcelona from the heights It is always amazing to look at things from a different point of view, especially if we are referring to a city. This tour lets us see Barcelona from its heights, moving around terrace rooves and high points of the city from where we can admire Barcelona.Brief description of the tour: we are going to begin walking fromdifferent terrace rooves, such as the Cathedral roof, the roof of theBatlló house, and the roof of the Park Güell. Then, we are going toclimb even up to the Collserola Tower and Montjuïc, amongothers.Transport is needed.Timetable depends on the schedule of the different sites.It lasts from 3 to 4 hours. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 7 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  8. 8. THEMATIC BARCELONA 1. Barcelona 1900’s: the bohemian city This is a very special tour, as it combinates arts, history, society and stories related to 1900’s Barcelona, the city that Picasso found when he moved here with his family. A Barcelona of art galleries, Modernist art, artists and intellectuals, strong cultural connections with Paris, secret districts, literary bars and cabarets. The tour takes you to some of Picasso’s studios and homes,as well as old bars and shops of that time and other related places. This tour finishes with theamazing visit to the Picasso Museum. 2. Walking Gothic Tour Long before many cities were founded, the kingdom of Catalonia was a bastion of art and architecture. Barcelona’s ancient city center – which was surrounded by walls during Roman times – makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Surrounding Barcelona’s impressive cathedral, medieval palaces emerge such as Casa dels Canonges, La Pia Almoina, and Casa d’ Ardiaca. Whether the Gothic Quarter (or Barri Gòtic as its called in Catalán) is truly Gothic is the subject of endless debate, but it is one of the most evocative neighborhoods in Spain and hides lots of bewitching places with manystories to tell. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 8 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  9. 9. Its richly textured streets, quiet squares, attractive corners, gurgling fountains, vintage stores andancient fortifications inspired such artists as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró (who was born in thisneighborhood). This tour will include a guided tour to the Cathedral (entrance fees not included inthe tour price). 3. Following the steps of a genius: the secret Barcelona of Gaudí ““The most brilliant architect, inexhaustible creator, always unpublished, and always logical, but in his own world”ICONO presents its new itinerary: we would like to invite you to discover thesecrets hidden behind Gaudí’s creations and his time. Beginning in the place wherehe met his death run over by a tram, we will introduce ourselves to the universe ofDon Anton, a charismatic character not only for his strange behaviour, but for hisincredible imagination capable of turning dreams into stone.Anecdotes, secrets and the passion for his job are the three pillars that will lead us on this tour thatintroduces us to the Gaudinian universe. Do you dare to follow a genius? ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 9 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  10. 10. 4. The Jewish legacy in BarcelonaThe tour is around the Call or Jewish quarter of Barcelona, the most important cultural centre ofBarcelona during medieval age. You will walk along the ancient streets of the neighborhood lookingfor the traditions and the lifestyle of jewish society in those days. The tour includes the visit to themedieval Synagogue of Barcelona. 5. Chinatown: A wander around the most flamenco district in BarcelonaNeither the lower districts of Genoa, nor the portdistrict of Marseilles, nor the Parisian Vilette, norWhitechapel in London can be compared to ourwonderful Chinatown, or to the atmosphere of thisforbidden area, where the heart-rending lament offlamenco will follow you everywhere. What’s moreBarcelona’s barrio chino surpasses them.There’s no other district in the whole world with more sparkle. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 10 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  11. 11. Coinciding with the universal exhibitions of 1888 and 1929, Barcelona would be able to count onhaving one of the raciest districts in Europe, and its soundtrack would be flamenco. From this samedistrict such gems as Carmen Amaya, a gypsy born in Somorrostro and who prided herself on herBarcelona roots, would shine. She would become the most universal bailaora – flamenco dancer.In those days you could hear Manuel Torre or Antonio Chacón coming from the gramophone in theCa’l Manquet; the upper echelons of the Bullfighting world would gather at the Hotel Oriente; andCarmen Amaya, just a girl, who was described by Sebastià Gasch as “the interpretation of the soulthrough dance”, would show off her talent in any one of the fifty bars in the area which offeredflamenco.We will discover the Barri del Portal, nicknamed ‘La Islita’ by Vázquez Montalbán, the cradle of theRumba Catalana, where the stars of this musical genre are still living today: Peret; Los Amaya;Chipen…However, hardly anything remains of the gloomy, sombre and seedy barrio chino depicted by somany authors. Amongst others: Jean Genet in ‘The Diary of a Thief’; Pieyre de Mandiargues in ‘LaMarge’; Vázquez Montalbán in almost all of his novels about Detective Carvalho; and more recentlyMaruja Torres in ‘Un calor tan cercano’. Discover the little that remains of this quarter before it’s too late, since a large part of this cultural legacy will be lost when its last inhabitants pass away; after that books and documentaries will be all that we will have. Today the superheroes of the district, friends of Camarón de la Isla, and fans of Bullfighting (a dying species) still wander the streets. Social phenomena like flamenco that liveon, surrounded by the multiculturalism that the district transpires nowadays, which advances arerelentlessly extinguishing any trace of Maritime Barcelona’s street-life past. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 11 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  12. 12. 6. Barcelona, the Movie Walking Tour! “Barcelona: the movie walking tour” shows the main locations where popular scenes from “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona” and other master films have been shot. At the same time, this route discovers films that used the city as the set to construct other atmospheres, such as “The Shangai spell” or “The parfum”. You will learn about actors and actresses who have been in Barcelona while filming: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Cecilia Roth, Ben Whishaw, Dabiel Brühl, ClaudiaCardinale, Rita Hayworth or John Wayne, among others.Did you know that the first film ever shot in Spain took place in Barcelona in 1896? Would you like toenter the locations and talk to people who worked in the shootings? Do not hesitate to discoverBarcelona like you have never seen it.You will walk through tourist and emblematic places with the guide of well-known film characters.The walking tour focuses on directors’ and actors’anecdotes as well as filming situations. The guideprovides pictures in order to visualize every scenethat is commented.Itinerary: Monument to Columbus, Moll de laFusta (harbour with locations of “The Shangaispell”, “L’Auberge spagnole” and “Manualed’amore”), we will get inside the Raval quarterwith “En Construcción”, walking through emblematic squares such as the one of Duc de Medinaceli(“All about my mother”), Plaza Real (Royal Square), the hundred-year-old herbalist’s “El Rey”, FerranSt. (“The parfum”), Plaza Sant Just I Pastor, Plaza Sant Jaume, Plaza Sant Felip Neri, Catedral,QuatreGats, Palau de la Música Catalana until we get to the modernist Eixample of Woody Allen in “Vicky,Cristina, Barcelona”. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 12 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  13. 13. 7. The Ghost Walking Tour What do the streets of Barcelona hide when night falls? Which stories marked our ancestor’s lives forever? Let yourself become absorbed by the paranormal mysteries of Barcelona with the explanations of an experienced guide. The Ghost Walking Tour is a night visit around Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la Ribera quarters, based on the book “Fantasmes de Barcelona” written by Sylvia Lagarda-Mata. The tour tells themysterious and hair-raising stories that have been taking place in those areas for decades.An experienced guide leads the visit. Exorcisms, witchcrafts, bewitched convents and records ofphantom apparitions invade the streets of Barcelona. Participants will have the chance to discoverthose baffling phenomena in a funny and entertaining way.Come and walk through a hidden city: meet Barcelona’s ghosts. This mysterious tour has thepossibility of including actors. A night that you will never forget, that will mark forever yourmemories of Barcelona. Do you dare?Itinerary: Arc de Tiomf, Portal Nou, Sant Pere square, Flor de Lliri St., Santa Caterina market, Marcússquare, Neu de Sant Cugat St., Rec St., Moncada St., Paseo del Borneand Espartería St.Duration: 2 hoursAt the end of the visit, there will be the possibility to have a veryspecial dinner for a “paranormal price” in a restaurant around thearea of the tour. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 13 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  14. 14. 8. Others tours - Women’s Barcelona - Barcelona and the doctors - The Born Neighborhood in 360ºSTAR TOURS 1. Contemporary Architecture Tour Barcelona has lots of faces: apart from the Gothic quarter and the modernist one, there is a contemporary city that looks to the future, another Barcelona where the most renowned architects all over the world have been challenged to build their buildings. The purpose of this itinerary is to discover the recentpatrimony of both 20th and 21st centuries.We start visiting the Pabellón Mies van der Rohe, initially conceived for the Universal Exhibition in1929. We continue along Montjuïc Mountain having a look at the Olympic ring and the Sportfacilities where the Olympic Games where held in 1992: the Stadium, Sant Jordi Palace by ArataIsozaki, the Tower by Santiago Calatrava. The tour will continue with the Miró Foundation, abeautiful Mediterranean construction, inaugurated in 1976 and designed by Josep Lluís Sert. We willstop in a window of the bay to enjoy the views of the harbor and the city from the heights. Arrivingto the entrance door of Barcelona’s harbor, there is the World Trade Center, inaugurated in 1999, awork by Li Pei’s. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 14 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  15. 15. Following the maritime façade we arrive to the Olympic Village, a newneighborhood by the sea, where we can find masterpieces by, Bohigas-Martorell-Mackay (Olympic harbour, Folch’s Chimney), Franck Gehry (hotel Arts and GoldenFish Sculpture), Álvaro Siza (Meteorology Centre), León-Ortiz (Mapfre Tower),Enric Miralles and Benedito-Mateos (The Temple of Abraham). We will walkacross, where the new icon of Barcelona is situated, Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel.Finally we will traverse the new and modern Diagonal Mar quarter where the Centro Internacionalde Congresos de Barcelona was built, the biggest in the South of Europe, inaugurated in 2004 anddesigned by Mateo & Asociados and the Forum Building by Herzog y De Meuron. We can go inside. 2. Barcelona and the MusicBarcelona is a city of great tenors like José Carreras and the soprano Montserrat Caballé and,furthermore, the city has unique venues where you can enjoy the music.This visit starts at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, with thepossibility to visit the main hall, the auditorium, the Hall ofmirrors, the Foyer and the private club: the Cercle del Liceu.We can include a coffee break or in the same cafeteria or atthe Lyceum Cafe de la Opera, with the aim of recoveringstrength to continue our tour of Beethoven House, a oldcentury shop specialized in music, located in the Ramblas. Finall, we will visit the Palau de la Musica Catalana, one of the main concert halls worldwide. Considered one of the leading exponents of Modernism, it was built by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner 1905- 1908. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 15 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  16. 16. In 1997 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 3. Barcelona Gourmet TourGastronomy shapes our culture and with this tour weoffer you a spicy itinerary that will allow you to discoverBarcelona from another point of view. The itinerary beginsin the Boqueria market where one can admire the shapesand colours of our food and you can try some of the exoticfruits sold in this emblematic market. From there we will wander around the gothic quarter admiring the most reputable gourmet shops. A sweet and salty itinerary that ends in the Ribera Quarter next to Santa Maria del Mar. This tour can be completed with a wine tasting session and a “pinchos” appetizer. 4. Tapas Tour around the Gothic Quarter Whether the Gothic Quarter (or Barri Gòtic as its called in Catalán) is truly Gothic is the subject of endless debate, but it is one of the most evocative neighborhoods in Spain and hides lots of bewitching places with many stories to tell. Discover this Gothic Quarter enjoying tapas and pinchos during your walking tour. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 16 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  17. 17. 5. Century-old shops TourOne of our star tours, this itinerary visits the interior of century-oldshops still alive and part of the sentimental geography of the city. Inneo-classical, modernist or traditional style, with home-madeproducts, the shops and their secrets are shown by their owners.Some of the shops are El Rei de la Màgia, El Indio, Cereria Subirà andEl Cafè de l’Òpera. 6. Modernist designs and colours No architect in Europe was as fantastical as Antoni Gaudí y Cornet, the foremost proponent of Catalán modernism. Barcelona is home to many works of this extraordinary artist, all of which UNESCO now lists as World Trust Properties. A recluse and a celibate bachelor as well as a fervent Catalán nationalist he lived out his own fantasy in his work. Nothing is more stunning than his Sagrada Família, Barcelonas best-known landmark, a cathedral on which Gaudí labored for the last 43 years of his life. Work tocomplete the landmark cathedral still continues today, and when it will be finished, "The SacredFamily" will be Europes largest cathedral.This guided walking lecture tour concentrates on his three other most well-known works inBarcelona including La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, and Park Güell. We are introduced to the genius –including his historical and artistic influences, his social life and his thinking. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 17 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  18. 18. 7. Discovering the artistic heart of BarcelonaBarcelona has been a reference for many artists throughits history. Nowadays lots of them work in our city. Thepossibility of visiting their studios is as exceptional asknowing their works of art presented by themselves.Three different itineraries will take us through thesestudios located in The Old Town, The Born and The Ravalquarter.After careful selection we have chosen artists and works of art including painting, sculpture,ceramics, installations...After a brief introduction to the tour in a typical café, we will visit their workshops, know theirpersonality and discover their works of art: content and meaning.The itinerary can include a break for an appetizer or a cheese and wine tasting session. It has beenplanned for groups up to 8 people. We can organise two visits at the same time. 8. Paseo de Gracia: Luxury and Haute CoutureWe all know that Passeig De Gràcia is the open air ‘museum’ of modernista architecture, the great showcaseof noteworthy buildings which have been designated World Heritage Sites. However, this is only one of thingsthat this elegant boulevard affords us.Over the last few years the businesses located on this grand boulevard have changed hands: theheadquarters of banks have given over to the world’s most exclusive fashion labels and hotel chains. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 18 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  19. 19. According to experts, its unique architecture and shops (such as Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Valentinio, Bvlgary,Hermés, or local labels Furest and Santa Eulàlia) have placed the Passeig De Gràcia amongst the top tenstreets in the world, and where you’ll find a high number of top-end shops; to the extent that somecompanies have to wait years until they are able to open their shops here. The days when the Passeig DeGràcia was a mere street which linked the old city and the old town of Gràcia are long gone.With the help of an expert guide, ICONO invites you to join a route that will allow you to discover the historyand evolution of the boulevard (inextricably intertwined with the Eixample). You’ll also discover some of thejuiciest tales of its stars and the origins of the most select brands. 9. Shopping & Design Tour The city and its business is one of the most perfect unions that Barcelona can have when expressing its economic activity and its most intimate personality. Because, in Barcelona, selling is not only a commercial transaction, it is also a way to express pleasure, fashion, and tendencies. In short, and without blushing when saying it, it is an art. We should not forget that Modernism, one of the architectural and artistic tendencies that has defined the city was externally expressed with an impressive force in different commercial establishments. Trade in Barcelona has a democratic vocation. A common nexus exists among the simplest stand in a neighborhood market and the sophisticated store in its smartest streets that is expressed in thepresentation of the product and in the human treatment. Because in Barcelona, whenever you enter anyshop, the sale is also a public service. A shopkeeper in Barcelona is like a doctor or a fireman: a professional ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 19 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  20. 20. dedicated to his community. And, next to the good shopkeeper, we find the good buyer who demands redresswhen the service or product does not match the price.Because more than in any other city, the shops here have names. And notonly the name on their entrance sign, but also that of the manager orassistant who establishes a relationship with the clients and gets to knowtheir likes and dislikes. And next to the name, there is also a surname.Many premises are known for their architects, their interior designers, theirwindow dressers or their graphic designers. Trade in Barcelona is a wideexpression of the idiosyncrasy of the city: economic progress, innovationcoexisting with tradition, competition, risk and a sense of pleasure.ICONO created this tour to discover the most charming shops of Barcelona’sneighborhoods. We will build a tailor made tour based on your preferences, please have a look to the optionswe propose. We can go the charming Gracia neighborhood or to the lovely Born neighborhhod to discoverlittle shops and workshops, or to the Paseo de Gracia to the most exclusive brands*.*It is not a visit with a personal shopper. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 20 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  21. 21. TEATRAL GUIDED VISITS 1. BARCINO: 2000 years told by the cityTour with theatre around the Gothic Quarter ofBarcelonaBarcelona is a city with more than 2000 years of history.Despite owing its name to the Romans: IULIA AUGUSTAROMANA PATERNA BARCINO, the city enjoyed itssplendour during Medieval times. We will travel throughtime to discover the secrets, legends and old stories thatbelong to the laberinthine streets of the old city centre.The main character of the story will accompany us on ourtrip into the past. She will explain the hidden secrets of thecourt, the gossip in the streets and show us the mystery ofhidden squares and secret places inside the old city walls ofBarcelona.An unforgettable way to discover the history of Barcelona... 2. The Shadow of the Wind with Actors All books are read but some offer the possibility to walk into... We present a unique opportunity to wander around the amazing Barcelona shown in “The Shadow of the Wind”, a novel that has captivated thousands of readers all around the world. From writing to words, from the imagination to reality. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 21 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  22. 22. Like Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and the other characters in the novel,we will walk through a labyrinth of mysteries and surprises turned into a charming tour, set in abewitched Barcelona. 3. Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter & The TavernLegends, traditions, stories passed down from generation togeneration heard in our streets…Those will come alive in ourtour.We will walk the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic quarter,discovering how our ancestors lived and how their relation waswith this part of the city.The Tavern is the history of a strange romance between a medieval gentleman and a tavern maid inthe XVIIth century.The brief performance offers us moments of emotion and humour that, together with a tour full ofmedieval legends, will make an uforgettable experience. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 22 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  23. 23. LITERARY TOURSThrough the pages of Barcelona, a literary city 1. “The Shadow of the Wind” enchanted Barcelona All books are read but some offer the possibility to walk into... We present a unique opportunity to wander around the amazing Barcelona shown in “The Shadow of the Wind”, a novel that has captivated thousands of readers all around the world. From writing to words, from the imagination to reality. Like Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and the other characters in the novel, we will walk through a labyrinth of mysteries and surprisesturned into a charming tour, set in a bewitched Barcelona.We will be the characters of the novel ourselves and we are going to move around the places thatstill today keep the charm and mystery of early 20th century Barcelona. Most of these places can beeasily recognised, such as : Santa Anna street, The arch of the Theatre, King’s square, Las Ramblas,Sant Felip Neri square and Montcada street. However, we will discover hidden treasures like QuatreGats café, the Ateneum of Barcelona, the gorgeous Santa Maria del Mar, Santa Llucia asylum, SaintGabriel school in Bonanova quarter, Aldaya Palace and Tibidabo Avenue. It is rare that we have thepossibility to turn fiction into reality and this is one such a chance. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 23 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  24. 24. 2. The Cathedral of the Sea From the top of Collserola Mountain, in the old Roman way that connected the northern city Ampurias with the southern city of Tarragona, Bernat discovered for the first time the freedom and the immensity of the sea! He had never imagined something that had no end.14th Century: the city of Barcelona was a prosperous city and had grown towards the shore. Thehumble new district of fishermen decided to build, with their own money and efforts, the greatesttemple ever to have existed: Santa Maria del Mar.The history of its construction runs parallel to the history of Bernatand his son Arnau, both servants who escape from the abuses of theirfedual lord and arrive in Barcelona, where they become free citizensfor the first time in their lives. The young Arnau works as a dockworker, soldier and moneychanger. However, his life, always underthe protection of the cathedral dedicated to the sea, will changewhen he changes his misery for nobility and wealth.This literary tour will allow you to discover the scenes of this exciting novel whilst admiring theGothic Barcelona. 3. Others Literary Tours - The Angel’s Game - Barcelona and Don Quixote ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 24 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  25. 25. TRIPS OUTSIDE BARCELONATours of a duration of 8 hours. For other destinations please contact us. 1. Caves and vineyards in the Penedés The Penedès offers us lots of rich possibilities: its wines, landscape, restaurants, small and charming vineyards, wine tasting with dinner or lunches, monuments form the Middle Ages... 2. Girona and Figueres/Dalí MuseumTransfer to Girona and a walking tour of itsimpressive ‘Call’ or Jewish Quarter. Visit tothe Cathedral and medieval Arabian Baths.Transfer to Figueres and visit to the DalíMuseum, an unmissable collection ofSurrealist art. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 25 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  26. 26. 3. Girona: its iumpressive cathedral and Jewish QuarterGirona is a jewel of culture and history acquired over 2000 years. The medieval town (called ForçaVella) is surrounded by a magnificent wall which is preserved almost in its entirety. The Jewishquarter, known as the Call, spreads out in a maze of small, narrow and very often steeply slopingstreets which still maintain their medieval atmosphere. Its magnificent cathedral boasts the widestGothic nave of its kind in the world, with an impressive Baroque façade. The delightful narrowstreets and alleyways of the old city provide an insight into another era, a time when life was moved at a different pace. In this tour, you will learn important, humorous and interesting facts about the history of the city, its various churches and convents, bridges, narrow streets, impenetrable walls, squares and, of course, Gironas trademarks - the Cathedral and the Jewish quarter. This walking tour is a great way to gain an overview of the city. 4. Montserrat Tour45 kms. out of Barcelona the mountain andmonastery of Montserrat is a symbol of Catalanidentity. The Monastery houses the famousMoreneta or black virgin. Montserrat has beenhome to the Benedictine Community, now ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 26 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  27. 27. numbering some eighty monks, since 1025, and to the Patron of Catalonia, St Mary of Montserrat,who is worshipped by hundreds of visitors daily. The monastery contains one of the most importantlibraries worldwide, a fine collection of art and the escolans, the oldest boys choir in Europe whoattract visitors from all over the world to listen to their famous virolai. 5. Tarraco Rome’s GateOur proposal includes discovering the hidden Tarraco in Tarragona,as the great architectural heritage that we enjoy is concealed by amedieval old town and essentially preserves not only ruins of spacesthat are rarely kept almost entirely to other parts of the empire, suchas Provincial Forum event, but venues like the circus, which exceedsproportionately in size to that of Rome. 6. Costa Brava TourThe car leaves Barcelona in the direction of Pals, province of Girona, a popular medieval town. Thetrip then takes you along the coast road to the famous small beaches of Begur: Sa Tuna, Sa Riera andAiguablava.Transfer to Calella, an impressive seaside town, and Palamós. Lunch at Sant Feliu de Guíxols and adirve along the coast to Tossa de Mar (views of its impressive castle). This is a tour of magnificentviews and a coastal scenary.Romanesque monasteriesModernist CataloniaGastronomic CataloniaAnd many others... ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 27 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  28. 28. Cultural services and special activities  The workshop of the traditional Catalan culture: visit to a giants and big-heads studio.  Special dinners in special restaurants and other special locations.  Gymkhana of the Gothic Quarter/General Barcelona  Wine tasting and lessons  The tour of the Gastronomic Barcelona: tapas, unique restaurants and gastronomic conference  Speech by a dressed-up actor on any of the tours  Bicycle tours  Art visits to museums and exhibitions For other special activities please contact us.ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 28 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  29. 29. Other servicesICONO serveis culturals provides:  Tickets to museums and other acts and events of Barcelona and Spain.  Transport in private cars with chauffeur, minivans and cars.  Restaurants and special menus for groups.  Aperitifs in special places related to the tour.  Speakers, conferences guides and escorts.  Cultural programs for congresses.  Customized services.ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 29 your phone, as you have never done it before.
  30. 30. ICONO serveis culturals has developed a tourist and cultural guide of Barcelona for iPhone and iPod. Download it and visit the city from 30 your phone, as you have never done it before.

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