Discovering Barcelona Teambuilding and incentive activities for companies 2013
Tailor made products : cultural and artistic tours based on our client’s preferences, time and interests.
Teambuilding activities for conferences and incentive meetings.
Native Spanish guides in all languages.
Professional staff in the offices specialized in the Arts, History, Architecture…
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Barcelona 2000 years of History Home to the 1992 Olympic games, Barcelona is a mix of modern and traditional Spain. The city has often been at odds (sometimes even at war) with the rest of Spain. It is this divergent history that makes Barcelona so distinct from other Spanish towns and its people so fiercely independent. There is a youthful sense of joie de vivre and rebellion that permeates the ancient streets.
Our panoramic city tour is a smattering of old and new and combines the main historical and cultural points of the city. Mostly enjoyed by bus but with opportunities to stop for picture-taking and leisure walking, we visit the Old Harbor, MontjuĂŻc (for beautiful views and picture opportunities) Olympic Stadium, Cathedral of Barcelona and its beautiful cloister, Las Ramblas (Barcelona's most famous street filled with shops, cafes and plenty of ambience), Paseo de Gracia where some of the most important modernista facades are located, including la GaudĂ's Casa BatllĂł and the Sagrada Familia. The tour concludes at the Sagrada Familia. This tour provides for a great introduction to the city. After understanding the lay of the land and absorbing a general overall view of the sights, you'll be in good shape to revisit and explore all of Barcelona on your own and at your own pace.
Modernists Designs & Colors
No architect in Europe was as fantastical as Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, the foremost proponent of Catalan 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 Catalan nationalist he lived out his own fantasy in his work. Nothing is more stunning than his Sagrada Família, Barcelona's best-known landmark, a cathedral on which Gaudí labored for the last 43 years of his life. Work to complete the landmark cathedral still continues today, and when it will be finished, "The Sacred Family" will be Europe's largest cathedral. This guided tour concentrates on some of his most well-known works in Barcelona including La Pedrera (Casa Milá), Casa Batlló, and Park Güell. We are introduced to the genius - including his historical and artistic influences, his social life and his mentality. Time permitting, we may visit Casa Lleó i Morera of Domenech i Montaner, Casa Amatller of Puig i Cadafalch, Palau Güell. Although the tour includes only outside guided viewing, you may have the opportunity to visit the interiors at your own leisure, e.g. Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.
Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter Legends, traditions, stories from generation to
generation heard in our streets…will be brought to life in our tour.
Montjuïc Tour : History, Culture and Emotion The tour begins at Plaza de España where you can enjoy an amazing view of the Neptune´s monument. From this location you are able to see also María Cristina ´s Avenue that is dominate 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 pretends to be a show case of the different towns of the country and its singular architecture and style. Built in order to last 6 months its 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 the work of contemporary artists and also to exhibit his own work. 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 1900â€™s The Bohemian city of Picasso
This is a very special tour, as it combinates arts, history, society and stories related to 1900â€™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 Picassoâ€™s studios and homes, as well as old bars and shops of that time and other related places. This tour finishes with the amazing visit to the Picasso Museum.
Barcelona from the Heights. Discover a new city.
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 roves and high points of the city from where we can admire Barcelona.
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA Lujo & Alta costura
We all know that Passeig De Gràcia is the open air ‘museum’ of modernista architecture, the great showcase of noteworthy buildings which have been designated World Heritage Sites. However, this is only one of things that this elegant boulevard affords us.
Over the last few years the businesses located on this grand boulevard have changed hands: the headquarters of banks have given over to the world’s most exclusive fashion labels and hotel chains.
Century Old Shop Tour
This itinerary visits the interior of century-old shops still alive and part of the sentimental geography of the city. In neo-classical, modernist or traditional style, with home-made products, 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.
“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 construct other atmospheres such as “The Parfum”. Did you know that the first film ever shot in Spain took place in Barcelona in 1896? Would you like to enter the locations
and talk to people who worked in the shootings? Do not hesitate and discover Barcelona like you have never seen it!
Did you know that the first film ever shot in Spain took place in Barcelona in 1896? Would you like to enter the locations and talk to people who worked in the shootings? Do not hesitate and discover Barcelona like you have never seen it.
THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA
14th Century: the city of Barcelona was a prosperous city and had grown towards the shore. The humble new district of fishermen decided to build, with their own money and efforts, the greatest temple ever to have existed: Santa Maria of the Sea. The young Arnau works as a dock worker, soldier and money changer. However, his life, always under the
protection of the Cathedral dedicated to the Sea, will change when he changes his misery for nobility and wealth.
You will discover the scenes of this exciting novel, scenes that after almost 700 years we can still admire. A unique opportunity to life 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 Gothic quarter of Barcelona.
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 recent patrimony of both 20th and 21st centuries.
We start visiting the Pabell贸n Mies van der Rohe, initially conceived for the Universal Exhibition in 1929. We continue along Montju茂c Mountain having a look at the Olympic ring and the Sport facilities where the Olympic Games where held in 1992. The tour will continue with the Mir贸 Foundation. Following the maritime fa莽ade we arrive to the Olympic Village, a new neighborhood by the sea. We will walk across, 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 Internacional de Congresos de Barcelona was built.
Elegant Modernism Passeig de Gracia You will have a walk along Passeig de Gràcia, where you will admire the most representative modernist façades, such as the Casa Milà or Casa Batlló. Barcelona is home to many works of this extraordinary artist, all of which UNESCO now lists as World Trust Properties.
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 the original pieces of furniture of the Catalan Modernist flats, decoration, paints and sculpture.
ICONO offers you the chance to visit the interior of this amazing Gaudí’s house: the Casa Batlló. It’s a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona. Nowadays, the spectacular facade is an iconic landmark in the city. The "Manzana de la Discordia", or Block of Discord, is a series of buildings built by the most renowned architects, amongst which is Casa Batlló.
Tapas Tour BARCELONA
CULTURE GASTRONOMY BARCELONA There is no better way to do that than taking you to the most famous places and the best tapas bars in the charming Born and Gothic quarters. Our Tapas Tour is a tasty way to get to know and
savor our gastronomy and culture.
Good morning Barcelona We will enjoy watching the sunrise* from an exceptional observatory with the possibility of taking lovely pictures above our thousand-year-old city. Afterwards, we will go down the opposite lush hillside towards Vallvidrera swamp where we will have breakfast. On the way back, we will go along some of the most emblematic sources of the area and we will get to Vallvidrera from where we will have again amazing views of the city. From there, we will go back to the ending point.
*The tour can be taken at any hour of the day, views are also wonderful.
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 The Ghost Walking Tour is a night visit around Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la experienced guide.
Ribera quarters, based on the book “Fantasmes de Barcelona” written by Sylvia Lagarda-Mata. The tour tells the mysterious 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 of phantom apparitions invade the streets of Barcelona. Participants will have the chance to discover those Come bafflingand phenomena in a funny andcity: entertaining way. walk through a hidden meet Barcelona’s ghosts. This mysterious tour has the possibility of including actors. A night that you will never forget, that will mark forever your memories of Barcelona.
Do you dare?
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Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter Legends, traditions, stories passed down from generation to generation heard in our streetsâ€ŚThose will come alive in our tour. We will walk the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic quarter, discovering how our ancestors lived and how their relation was with this part of the city.
The Tavern The Tavern is the history of a strange romance between a medieval gentleman and a tavern maid in the XVIIth century. The brief performance offers us moments of emotion and humor that, together with a tour full of medieval legends, will make an unforgettable experience.
Barcino: 2000 years of History told by the city Barcelona is a city with more than 2000 years of history. Despite its name is owed to the Romans: IULIA AUGUSTA ROMANA PATERNA BARCINO, the city enjoyed its splendor during the Middles Ages..
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” On the way, you will meet some very famous characters that will explain you anecdotes, secrets that will lead us in this tour that wants to introduce us in the Gaudí’s universe.
We would like to invite you to discover the secrets hidden behind Gaudí’s creations and his time.
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 a very interactive experience designed to stimulate
communication. Although Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, he spent many years living in
Barcelona as a struggling artist learning his trade. Famed for developing the style of painting known as cubism,
throughout the city. In this experience you will
create a collage based on a famous piece of Picasso artwork.
This is a very interactive experience designed to stimulate creativity, cooperation 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
Although Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, he spent
you will be split into groups and taken on a 30 minute Picasso tour of the city
many years living in Barcelona as a struggling artist
centre. The tour is an extremely informative historical look at the life of Picasso.
learning his trade. Famed for developing the style of painting known as cubism, his creative footprints are evident throughout the city.
Along the walk, your team must stay alert and be observant, as you will have to pick up various materials and objects, which represent the ‘spirit of Picasso’. Attention! The idea is to be as creative as possible and apply the waste hierarchy : reusing, recycling and reducing.
Will you be able to surprise us?
Would you like to be Gaudi for a few
hours and create an original masterpiece?
This teambuilding activity offers you the opportunity to learn more about the work
of Gaudi, and in particular to experiment with one of its techniques: “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. The final result depends on the skill and creativity of each one!
presents a new workshop:
A SINGING WORKSHOP WITH THE SONGS OF THE MOST FAMOUS SWEDISH GROUP OF OUR TIME A UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL ACTIVITY IN THE BEST ATMOSPHERE!!
Get started in Flamenco music and dancing! Share musical skills in a relaxed atmosphere with your team. ICONO offers a workshop to introduce yourself in the art of Flamenco. Workshops are carried out by a professional dancer (bailaora). During the lesson, you will work on aspects such as the coordination between the different parts of the body and basic concepts of Flamenco dancing.
“A seductive and participative way to discover Flamenco”
Pintxos Workshop Basques people are good eaters and demanding ones, and the Basque version of tapas - pinchos or pintxos - tend to be more elaborated than ordinary tapas. In the early 20th Century small taverns appeared in the Basque Country, places to share the countryâ€™s best ciders and wines together with traditional foods in an informal and popular atmosphere. Following the example of the cider-makers, bite-sized toothpick foods known as pintxos were served to counter the excesses caused by drinking.
Human Towers â€“ 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 humantowers. A lot of people is needed to attain this objective, and it is very important that all of them communicate, cooperate and work together in to get the final success.
Do you dare to compete with
your collegues in a cocktail workshopcompetition 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.
Shake it, shake it and shake!
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.
Workshops Monastery ofSant Cugat De Vita Comunitatis Workshop of Medieval Writing
The foundations of the Earth: Workshop of medieval architecture
A monastery was a place of living 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 â€œora et laboraâ€?, 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.
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,â€Ś The construction of such a building was a very complex undertaking, that called for 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 direct us of these elements, lifting medieval buildings.
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Challenges, emblematic and unknown locationsâ€Ś
An original and enjoyable formula to get to know or rediscover Barcelona.
A unique proposal that combines culture, action and high tech.
Discover Barcelona culture, develop team and global strategy, handle new technologiesâ€Ś This brand new activity combines fun and teambuilding on an iPad.
Gymkhana gastronĂłmica This game is designed to challenge the participantsâ€™ 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 lighthearted way.
DISCOVERING BARCELONA GOTICA Challenges, emblematic and unknown locationsâ€Ś An original and enjoyable formula to get to know or rediscover the city of Barcelona. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and wit.
…The 10 Dragons Enigma 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! They will need to crack our enigmas to successfully find and reach the places where the 10 emblematic dragons in the city are.
DISCOVERING BARCELONA MODERNISTA Challenges, emblematic and unknown locationsâ€Ś An original and enjoyable formula to get to know the Modernist heritage, so important in Barcelona. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and wit.
â€Śa team building activity in symbiosis with nature!!
The 4 elements challenge Challenges, emblematic and unknown locationsâ€Ś On the beach! An original and enjoyable formula to get to know or rediscover the city of Barcelona and its beaches. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and wit.
Bcn en vogue Challenges, emblematic and design shops â€Ś An original and enjoyable formula to get to know or rediscover the city of Barcelona. A unique proposal that combines culture, design and creativity.
Let all your whole style and creativity!!
Gymkhana in Sitges The cultural gymkhana is a different way of getting to know the town of Sitges, its culture and its traditions, as well as a new way of making contact with its residents.
Barcelona: The Museum Challenge The main objective is to promote teamwork, improve human relations and play in a relaxed atmosphere. At the beginning of the activity, the participants will receive a map and a book drive that will indicate the locations of the tests.
Museums and monuments proposed: • Pedrera
• Museu Picasso
• Casa Batlló
• Museu d’Història de Catalunya
• Palau de la Música
• Museu Frederic Marès
• Museu d’Història de la Ciutat
• Museu del Disseny HUB
• Gran Teatre del Liceu
• Museu d’Art Precolombí
Poble Espanyol: Customs and traditions Challenges, tests, emblematic places and secrets... An original and amusing formula to know and discover the Poble Espanyol. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and ingenuity.
The main objective is to promote work team, improve human relationships and fun in a relaxed atmosphere. At the beginning of the activity, participants will receive a map of the place with the location of the different tests they will have to get over.
Time Detectives Tour Escape the tourist trail and learn about Barcelona's fascinating past. Who knows, you may even catch a thief! This is a Treasure Hunt with a twist.
Time Detectives, you are Barcelonaâ€™s last hope.
A Time Bandit is on the loose, stealing important artefacts from Barcelona's past. If they are not returned to their rightful owners, the course of history may be changed forever.
Your assignment is to meet with your contacts and discover what has been taken. GaudĂ, Christopher Columbus and Orwell await you.... But you only have a few short hours to make contact, break the code and solve the mystery...
Photo bike tour
Gran Teatre del Liceu Visite the Gran Teatre del Liceu and visite the Hall of Mirors
The â€œGran Teatre del Liceuâ€? opens his doors to us 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 of the world and one of the emblematic symbols of Barcelona. In addition to visit the 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.
A NIGTH AT LA PEDRERA The Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a unique building constructed by the architect, Antoni Gaudí and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Because of the magnificence of its façade and the originality of its roof, La Pedrera is now considered one of the most outstanding buildings of the Twentieth Century. It represents one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, and one of the greatest examples of the work of the great architect, Antoni Gaudí.
A visit to La Pedrera is essential for anyone who really wants to discover Barcelona! Stroll around the most distinctive areas of La Pedrera, enveloped in the calm and the magic of the night. Discover the building’s hidden secrets as darkness falls. Be privileged witnesses to the lives, customs, and stories of how people lived in this unique residence 100 years ago. Come see how La Pedrera comes alive at night and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour that covers the main areas of this modernist gem.
Discover the Secret Pedrera…!
Dinner with Battlo family
You will get introduced to the Universe of Gaudi from different perspectives: science, techniques, environment, society ... And you will be received by the family BatllĂ˛, owner of one of Gaudiâ€™s most beautiful building.
CSR, WHAT ARE THEY?
Events that take place in a social or environmental context, always together with a non-for profit organization with proven track record Giving a speech to a group of youngsters around different topics that can help them with their professional development. For example, if some of the clients are from the area of Human Resources, the topic could be â€œHow to Write a CVâ€?.
Professional Development Green Activity Restoration of a natural area. This activity will take place in the context of an existing program approved by the government. 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.
Half-a-day basketball league. Taking a group of children to the Aquarium of Barcelona, spending with them the afternoon.
Social and Sportive Activities
Wine Trivial Pursuit
Challenge your colleagues to
demonstrate their knowledge of Spanish wines. Are you ready to dare your senses in an amusing way?
Barcelona Segway Tours Conducir un Segway HT es como nada antes experimentado El Segway HT es una alternativa novedosa y divertida de realizar tours en cualquier ámbito. La movilidad y maniobralidad del Segway HT permite acceder a cualquier lugar. !No importa si nunca has subido a un Segway, en tan sólo 15 minutos se aprende a conducir y sentirse cómodo en él.! Todos los tours se realizan acompañados de un guía, que irá destacando los puntos de interés durante el recorrido.
Ofrecemos diversas alternativas de tours, actividades y gymkhanas, recorridos urbanos o en parajes naturales.
Panoramic Barcelona -Nordic Walking PanoramicBarcelona–Nordic Walking is a route for those who want to discover Nordic Walking activity while they admire Barcelona from the magnificent view points offered by its nature landscapes. •Itinerary: This Collserola circle walk can be done any time during the day. Milestones: plaza Mireia, Mirador dels Xipresos, Sant Pere Martir, Turó d’en Cors and carretera de las aguas. •Length: 3 hours
Catamaran cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. Catamaran cruise to Sitges Catamaran activities and Dragon Boats
ICONO offers a different way to discover Barcelona through organized bicycle tours. ICONO designs the most suitable itinerary and organizes stops in different parts of the city : the Gothic Quarter, sea front, Poble Nou, Olympic Barcelona (from Montjuic to the Olimpic Port), Modernist Barcelona (GaudĂ)....