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SERVEIS CULTURALS Team building and incentive activities for companies 2014


WHAT ARE WE DOING?  Tailor made products : cultural and artistic tours based on our client’s preferences, time and interests; adapted to their profession and / or subject matter. Official tour guides specialized in Arts, History, Architecture etc., in continuous training and with a high level of different languages.  Team building activities for conferences and incentive meetings


ICONO presents a full range of new activities specially designed to explore and experience the city as never before.


BARCELONA Challenges, emblematic and unknown locations‌ A revolutionary concept with the best format to guarantee a successful team building activity! 1

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Discover Barcelona culture, promote fellowship between participants, handle new technologies‌ This brand new activity combines fun and team building on an iPad. T

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DISCOVERING BARCELONETA The 4 elements challenge A themed activity based on the 4 elements: water, fire, earth, air. Enjoy the city´s beaches while discovering the origin and the stories of the fishing district of Barcelona. A fresh an unique proposal that will not disappoint you! T

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Bcn in vogue Let your creativity and style out! Challenges, emblematic and design shops ‌ An exciting team building activity designed for those who want to discover the city in a innovative way. A exclusive proposal that combines culture, design and creativity. T

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Private Collections: Gòdia Foundation and Suñol Foundation We start the visit at the Godia Foundation The Francisco Godia Foundation was set up in 1998 and looks after the legacy of the businessman and collector Francisco Godia. It specializes in medieval art, ceramics, modernist drawing and painting and 20th century art. The permanent collection takes visitors on a tour through the history of art based on the collector's taste and sensitivity. And we follow the visit to the Suñol Foundation The Suñol Foundation is a private, non-profit making organization which has put Josep Suñol’s contemporary art collection on display to the public and at the same time is running a project which encourages the production and diffusion of avant-garde art.


Barcelona seen by Don Quixote Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not wish to recall...

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begins one of the most universal works of literature. A indeterminacy that Cervantes did not bear in mind when he talked about Barcelona.

We want to propose you an itinerary around the locations where some of the adventures of the protagonist of the book took place. The itinerary includes some of the buildings that inspired Cervantes during the creation process of Don Quixote. ď ś The itinerary is based on the book "Cervantes in Barcelona", City Guide from Don Quixote perspective (Marge Books) by Rafa Burgos. The tour will be guided by the book's author. N

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Barcelona: 2000 years of history This tour is a fantastic introduction to the city and its ambivalences (old/modern or traditional /revolutionary, etc.). After this panoramic approach to the most representative locations of Barcelona, you will be ready to make your own choices of what you want to explore in detail on your own. Our city tour includes: Panoramic views of old and contemporary cultural city sites:  Visit to the Old Port of Barcelona  Montjuïc (with great views of the waterfront)  The Olympic Stadium  Barcelona Cathedral and its beautiful cloister  The Ramblas (Barcelona's most famous street full of souvenir shops, cafes and environment)  Paseo de Gracia, where you can admire some of the most important modernist facades as Casa Batllo and Pedrera  Eventually the tour will end with a guided visit to La Sagrada Famlia

Transport is required for this tour and it includes picture, taking stops and short walking stops.


Modernist designs & colors Much of the environmental charm of Barcelona is defined by its modernist originality: a city full of light, color and harmony. Depending on the time and the period of the year to observe the colors of the different architectures depending on time of year or time of day causes an indefinable aesthetic feeling. This tour includes interesting landmarks of some of the most prestigious and representative architects of Catalan Modernism: Puig I Cadafalch, Domenech i Montaner and Gaudi (such as the Casa Milà or Casa Batlló).

The tour will continue with a full explanation of the Sagrada Familia facades. Afterwards, the participants will have the chance to enjoy an open air work of art: the Parc Guell. In the mean time, the group would be introduce to a unique urban plan called “the Eixample” by Cerdà, a revolutionary grid plan focused on: natural lighting, ventilation, effective waste disposal, etc. •Optional entrance to a modernist building.


Stories and legends of the

Gothic Quarter Legends, traditions, stories passed down from

generation to generation that will guide us on this journey through the Gothic Quarter. The tour will

show visitors how ancestors lived, the origin of the city, the respectful coexistence of different religions, their social life and their relations with this quarter.


The tour begins at Plaza de España with an amazing view of the Neptune´s monument. From this location you are also able to see María Cristina´s Avenue dominated by 2 venitians towers. These towers of 47 m tall each are leading the way to the MNAC, one of Catalonia's finest museums.

Montjüic tour will take you to the Poble Espanyol (optional), an open-air museum built up in 1929 for Barcelona´s international Exhibition. Poble espanyol is a show case of the different towns of the country and its singular architecture.built in order to last 6 months is still remaining as a museum.

Afterwards you walk around the Olympic Ring, main site for the 1992 Olympic Games. This complex contents :the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi sports hall, Picornell swimming arena, National Physical Education Institute (INEFC) and Santiago Calatrava telecommunications tower.

Find the pictorical legacy of Joan Miró, in his foundation create to promote contemporary art. The building, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, is an open-plan structure inspired by traditional Mediterranean styles that achieves a perfect balance between architecture and landscape.

The tour will take you now to Montjuïc castle, a fortress built up in 1751 which played several roles along its life, built up not only to protect but also to attack enemies…

Finally, the visit comes to its end so get ready for the last adventure because it ´s time to cross from Montjüic hill to the port of Barcelona in a cable car! Fun will be guaranteed! (optional)


Barcelona 1900’s: The Bohemian city of Picasso

This is a very special tour, as it combines arts, history, society and stories related to 1900’s Barcelona, the city that Picasso found when he moved to Barcelona with his family. 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 as well as old bars and shops of the time. This tour could finish with an amazing visit to the Picasso Museum.


Barcelona from the Heights. Discover a new city.

Explore Barcelona from up high to enjoy its impressive views. A unique chance to see the city from the heights moving around monument´s terraces, balconies and panoramic points, overlooking the city streets and buildings. A whole new experience you will not easily forget!


PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA

Over the last few years the businesses located in this boulevard have changed owners: from the headquarters of banks to world’s most exclusive fashion brands and hotel chains.

We all know that Passeig De Gràcia is the open air ‘museum’ of modernist architecture, a showcase of outstanding buildings some of them designated World Heritage Sites. However, this is only one of things that this elegant boulevard can show us…


This itinerary visits the interior of century-old shops still alive. A legacy that is part of the

sentimental geography of the city. In neoclassical, modernist or traditional style; the shops and their secrets are shown by their owners. Some of the shops are El Rei de la Màgia, El Indio, Cereria Subirà and El Cafè de l’Òpera.


Feel the emotion of the sport as you never did before!


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 haven been shot. At the same time discovers films that used the city as the set to create other atmosphere such as in “The Perfum”.

Did you know that the first film ever shot in Spain took place in Barcelona in 1896? Would you like to get in the locations and talk to the people who worked in the shootings? Do not hesitate and discover Barcelona like you have never seen it!


Cathedral of the Sea

Discover the settings of this exciting novel, locations that after almost 700 years we can still admire. A unique opportunity to live again the stories of its characters and know more about one of the most

emblematic monuments of Barcelona, Santa Maria del Mar, whilst admiring the Born quarter.


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. This tour is conceived to get to know the recent heritage of both 20th and 21st centuries.

Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Montju茂c and the 1992 Olympic Games

Mir贸 Foundation

World Trade Center

Hotel W. Olympic Village Plaza de las Glorias

Agbar Tower

Diagonal Mar

International Convention Centre of Barcelona


The elegant Catalan Modernism Walking tour based in Passeig de Gràcia, where you will admire the most representative modernist façades such as the Casa Milà or Casa Batlló. After admiring the façades of Catalan Modernism, you will go deep into its interior visiting the MMCAT, the new Museum of Catalan Modernism. In this charming museum you will find original pieces of furniture of the Catalan Modernist flats, decoration, paints and sculpture. ICONO offers you the chance to visit the interior of one of the Gaudí’s house: the Casa Batlló. A key feature in the architecture of modernist Modernisme. The "Manzana de la Discordia", or Block of Discord, is a series of buildings built by the most renowned architects, amongst which is this house.


Tapas Tour BARCELONA

An original tour that combines culture and gastronomy. Visit the most famous places and the best tapas bars in the charming Born and Gothic quarters. Our Tapas Tour is a tasty way to understand the local gastronomy and culture. If you are a foodie this is your tour!


Enjoy the sunrise from an exceptional observatory with the possibility of taking lovely pictures of the ancient city of Barcelona from a fascinating scenery. Afterwards, you will go down the opposite lush hillside towards Vallvidrera reservoir where breakfast can be arranged.

While hiking Tibidabo´s hill (altitude of 512 m) you will walk along some of the most emblematic natural fountains of the area. Back to Vallvidrera you will enjoy once again of some amazing views of the city just before getting to the end of this privileged and spectacluar walk.

Good morning Barcelona


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 based on the book “Fantasmes de Barcelona” written by Sylvia Lagarda-Mata. The tour tells the mysterious and hair-raising stories of Exorcisms, witchcrafts, bewitched convents and records of phantom apparitions that invade the streets of Barcelona. Participants will have the chance to discover those baffling phenomena in a funny and entertaining way. Do you dare?


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Stories and Legends of the Gothic quarter Legends, traditions, stories passed down from generation to generation‌Those will come alive in a tour that will allow to interact with city inhabitants. We will walk the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic quarter, discovering how our ancestors lived and their relation with this part of the city.

The Tavern

is the story of a strange romance between a medieval knight and a tavern maid in the XVIIth century. A brief performance full of moments of emotion and humor that, together with a tour around medieval streets of the quarter, will make of this tour an unforgettable experience .


Barcino:

2000 years of History told by the city Discover the hidden secrets, legends and stories of this ancient city guided by Barcino, the main character of this trip to the past within the old city walls. An unforgettable way to discover the history of the city!


Following the Steps of a Genius: The Secret Barcelona Of Gaudí “The most brilliant architect, inexhaustible creator, always unpublished, and always rational, but in his own world”

Jump into Gaudi´s universe!

This tour will lead you to Gaudi´s most emblematic buildings (Passeig de Gràcia; Casa Milá, Casa Batlló). On the way you will come across with some famous characters of those days, that will reveal you some secrets of this genius architect. Discover the truth of his creations from first-hand!


The Shadow of the Wind Literary route All books are read but some offers 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. We will be ourselves the characters of the novel that has hit us and we are going to move around the places that still today keep the charm and mystery of early XX century Barcelona. Not often do we have the possibility to turn fiction into reality but this is one such chance. There is the possibility to include actors for a performance tour.


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This is an interactive group activity created to encourage meaningful communication and cooperation among participants while learning about the collage technique used by Picasso.


Recycling workshop

This is a very interactive experience designed to enhance creativity, participation and communication. Its added value is the use of recyclable materials, which makes of it a sustainable activity.

The objective is to create a collage based on the image of your colleague… Firstly you will be split into groups and

taken on a 30 minute Picasso tour around the city center. The tour is an extremely informative historical look at Pablo Picasso´s life and art production. Along the walk, participants will be asked to collect possible materials and objects, which can be linked ‘spirit of Picasso’.

Attention! The idea is to be

as creative as possible and apply the waste hierarchy: reusing, recycling and reducing.

Unleash your creativity!


¿Would you like to be Gaudí for a few hours and create

an original piece of art? This teambuilding activity offers you the opportunity to learn more about the work of Gaudi, and the technique that defines his works in particular to experiment with : “the

trencadís”. Following his footsteps, the participants will test their ability to innovate, manage resources, etc. and to develop synergies with the rest of the team. Let your imagination

flows and create a personalized art work all by yourself!


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A SINGING WORKSHOP WITH THE SONGS OF THE MOST FAMOUS SWEDISH GROUP OF OUR TIME ¡¡A UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL ACTIVITY IN THE BEST ATMOSPHERE!!


Flamenco Workshop

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Get started in Flamenco music and dance! An ice-breaker activity designed to foster team work. ICONO offers a workshop to introduce yourself in the art of Flamenco. The workshops will be conducted by a professional dancer (bailaora). The master class will be focused on aspects such as: coordination between the different parts of the body, posture, footwork and other basic concepts of Flamenco dancing.

The ideal workshop to start dancing flamenco while having fun


Gastronomic Workshop Looking for a fun and unique way to learn about the Spanish cuisine?

Discover the secrets of the traditional dishes guided by a professional chef. Nowadays Spanish cuisine is “on fashion” as well as its chefs: Ferran Adrià,

Arzak, Carme Ruscalleda. This chefs have changed the premises of the traditional way of cooking the classical Spanish recipes and so we want to propose you to become a chef for a while. With this worshop you will get to understand how gastronomy shapes Spanish culture. Cook with fresh local products from La Boquería market, taste traditional recipes such as: spanish omelette, gazpacho, paella or crema catalana. Feed your love of food with this unique culinary experience!


Human Towers – Castellers Human Towers – Castellers is based on one of the most important Catalan traditions: Castells.

This word, translated into English, means castle, and consists of the construction of human

towers. A lot of people is needed to attain this objective, cooperation and communication are

essential values to achieve the final success.


Do you dare to compete with your collegues in a cocktail workshop-

competition for amateurs? In this activity it is important to learn the exact measure of each of the ingredients but, above all, shake the cocktail, the best mixture will be the winner.


PERCUSSION WORKSHOP ¡Follow the beat with your company events! Percussion connects directly with participants’ intuition and emotions. This workshop develops team spirit and interaction: Within minutes, participants unite naturally in rhythm, sounding like an orchestra. Groups can be from ten people to several hundred, where participants unite in the rhythm of the "Jembe" drum. Sessions last approximately one hour. Each participant has an authentic “Jembe” drum and with it all of them will embark on a journey of musical and rhythmic exploration. The element surprise and the fact that everything is kept very simple are keys to our success. Groups find themselves suddenly immersed in a totally new activity producing extraordinary results and fostering a strong sense of non-verbal communication in an extremely enjoyable way with surprising results.


Workshop Monasterio de Sant Cugat De Vita Comunitatis: Medieval Writing Workshop A monastery was a place to live in community. The life of a Benedictine monk in medieval Catalonia was governed by the rule of Saint Benedict, a guideline for all he had to do during the day. They mainly followed the Benedictine monastic “ora et labora�, pray and work. The monasteries were important political, economical and above all cultural centers. This workshop offers the opportunity to enter the monastic life, as well as to enter the world of the Scriptorium, knowing the techniques of medieval writing.

Los Fundamentos de la Tierra: Medieval Architecture Workshop With the construction and the following renovations of the monastery of Sant Cugat were dozens of specialists involved, for example masters of work, stone masons, laborers, painters,‌ The construction of such a building was a very complex undertaking, that requested high technical knowledge and organization. The structure and ornamentation of the building responds to the needs and the power of the monastic community of Sant Cugat. A visit to the monastery allows you to analyze the characteristics of the medieval architecture. The workshop allows us to direct these elements, lifting medieval buildings.


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Gastronomic Treasure Hunt This game is designed to challenge the participants’ culinary skills.

Each member will be asked to perform different tests to develop their sense of taste and smell and their abilities to cook all in a light-hearted way.

ÂĄA sweet and salty treasure hunt!


A treasure hunt designed to explore Barcelona in a genuine way! Challenges, emblematic and hidden spots‌ An extremely useful options to foster fellowship while discovering Barcelona´s landmarks (Boqueria market, Ramblas or Gothic quarter).


Have you ever wondered why Barcelona is a city full of dragons, which is their true story? Do they have any hidden intention?

Is Barcelona in danger? Will Saint George’s legend happen again? Participants will have to solve all these enigmas.

This is a walking gymkhana that challenges our participants’ curiosity! Team member´s will have to solve different enigmas to find out where are located

the 10 dragons loose in the city!

…The 10 Dragons Enigma


DISCOVERING CATALAN MODERNISM IN BARCELONA

Become an expert in Catalan Modernism and Gaudi´s production with this challenging experience. An original formula to discover Barcelona and foster camaraderie all at once! Explore the best that Barcelona has to offer you!


Treasure Hunt in Sitges An intense and exciting team building activity in a exceptional setting! Explore Sitges culture and traditions together with your colleagues. The challenges of this fantastic hunt will consist on cultural and simple physical actions.


Poble Espanyol:

Customs and traditions Treasure hunt Have you ever imagine the possibility of getting to know a whole country in a couple of hours? This hunt was tailor-made with that purpose. Poble Espanyol is an open air space ready to be explore! This activity will make you dance, taste local products or built up an human tower. An adventure full of challenges and surprises! A great tool customized to enhance group motivation while sharing the experience of working together in a relaxed atmosphere.


BARCELONA PHOTO The ideal option to promote teamwork while riding along Barcelona´s landmarks and unknown spots. Participants are requested to find specific locations and take some pictures to find the correct answer to questions related to the city and its culture. A fun way to discover the history of Barcelona!

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Gran Teatre del Liceu Visit to the Gran Teatre Liceu & recital in the Hall of Mirrors The “Gran Teatre del Liceu� opens its doors to live an intense cultural experience. We propose you a guided visit to the public places, together with a private concert in the Hall of Mirrors. Created in 1847 on the Rambla of Barcelona, it is one of the most important opera houses around the world and one of the most emblematic symbols of Barcelona. In addition to the visit that includes: Main Hall, the Historic Vestibule and the Foyer, the group can also enjoy a private concert in the famous Hall of Mirrors, with pieces of the catalan repertoire, zarzuelas, and areas from popular operas.


The Casa Mila, popularly known as "La Pedrera", is a unique building, designed by the architect Antoni GaudĂ­ and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. It's probably one of the modernist era buildings known throughout the world and one of the most important works of the architect.

A visit to La Pedrera is essential to discover Barcelona! Stroll through its most emblematic corners savoring the calm and magic of the night. Discover the hidden secrets of the building after dark. You will be a privilege witness of the lives, customs and small stories of the residents of this unique residence 100 years ago. Come and see how La Pedrera comes alive at night. An intimate and exclusive tour covers the main areas of this modernist gem.


Dinner with Battló family Get introduced to Gaudi´s Universe from a different approach! Be received by the family Batllò, owners of one of the most beautiful building designed by Gaudi.


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Wine Trivial Pursuit Look, smell and taste!

Awake your senses guided by a professional sommelier. An extraordinary ice breaking activity whether you are and expert or a beginner. The activity includes:

aromas tasting, blind tasting and questions related to wine. Fun is guaranteed!


No matter if you've never been on a Segway, in just 15 minutes you will drive and learn to feel comfortable on it! All tours are conducted by a guide that will show you the hidden spots of the city.

Barcelona Segway Tours

We customize several options of tours, activities and treasure hunts, urban or natural landscapes tours.


Panoramic Barcelona Nordic Walking Panoramic Barcelona– Nordic Walking Nordic walking has followers all around the world; improve your physical condition with an itinerary through the countryside. Discover Barcelona from another viewpoint, enjoy its natural landscape and forest guided by an experienced local guide! Some of the locations: plaza Mireia, Mirador dels Xipresos, Sant Pere Martir, Turó d’en Cors and carretera de las aguas. •Duration: 3 hours This Collserola circle walk can be done any time during the day.


Catamaran cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. Catamaran cruise to Sitges Catamaran´s and Dragon Boat´s activities


BARCELONA BIKE TOURS There is no better way to experience Barcelona than by bike! Choose the most suitable itinetary for your group, some locations of the tours are: the Gothic Quarter, sea front, Poble Nou, Olympic Port, Born quarter, Sagrada Familia and Ciudatella Park‌

Discover the city on two wheels! A tailor made tour designed to explore the city from another perspective!


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CSR Events are created to promote business commitment with the local society. These events normally take place in a social or environmental context together with a non for profit organization.

EVENTOS CÍVICOS

Professional Development An opportunity to apply your skills and experience! We organize roundtable session with groups of young people about different topics to allow them to improve their professional development. Depending on the sector of the clients the session can be differently oriented: “Learn how to create an appealing CV” or “tips and advices to follow in a specific sector”.

Soc al and Sportive Activities Half-a-day basketball league. Why dont you take a group of children to play basketball or to the Aquarium?

Green Activity Natural area restoration. This activity will take place in the context of an existing program approved by the government. Firstly, this activity includes guided walk in the area to introduce the group to the challenges of the area, cleaning of the area and maintenance of the existing areas under a reforestation.


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Tours and teambuilding activities for companies. Barcelona 2014