Olympic Segway Tour - Barcelona
Why this tour?
This Segway tour takes you through the Ciutadella Park to the Port Olímpic. The sports port built for the 1992 Summer Olympics has since been used as the main port for water sports in Barcelona.
Here you will find the famous work of art "Peix d'Or", built by Frank Gehry, located right next to the Barcelona Casino, many of the city's most popular restaurants and nightlife venues.
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Opened in 1991, the Port hosted the competitions of the different sailing disciplines during the Barcelona Olympic Games. It is located in the southernmost part of the neighborhood that was most affected by the urban renewal program for these Games.
The area around the Port Olímpic has been completely transformed and is now called "Parc de Mar" or "Vila Olímpica del Poblenou". You can also go swimming at two of the most popular beaches in Barcelona right next to the port - Barceloneta beach and Platja de la Nova Icària.
In contrast to the central theme of this tour, which is the visit to the Port Olímpic, the second part of this tour will take us to the Parc de la Ciutadella, which offers many sites whose history goes back to the Middle Ages.
The Ciutadella Park was named after a fortress that was built at the beginning of the 18th century and was the largest in Europe at that time. As the inhabitants of Barcelona saw it as a symbol of oppression by the Spanish central government, the citadel of the Ciutadella Park was destroyed and rebuilt several times during the battles for power between the Catalan and Spanish governments.
The fortress was finally demolished in the late 19th century. Three buildings of the original citadel remain to this day: the arsenal, which is now the parliament of Catalonia, the church and the governor's palace.
What else will you see?
Among the most important attractions of the park you have the Barcelona Zoo (which was the home of the "snowflake"; the only albino gorilla in the world) and the "Cascada", a large fountain, very impressive and designed by the architect Josep Fontséré, with the help of his young student Antoní Gaudí, who would later build the Sagrada Familia, Casa Battló and Casa Milá
The Ciutadella Park also contains the Natural Science Museum and the Museum of Zoology of Barcelona, both of which were pavilions for the 1888 Universal Exhibition. All these places will be visited during the walk through the park in which your guide will tell you anecdotes about Barcelona and give you recommendations on what to do in the city.