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The 7 BEST Barcelona Ferrari Drives for 2023

At Barcelona Life we’ve teamed up with one of the city’s most stylish tour providers to deliver a range of unforgettable Ferrari driving experiences, many of them right here in the centre of the city.

We’ll put you behind the steering wheel of the sublime and sexy Ferrari California convertible, and – with a little help from an instructor – you’ll take a tour of the amazing Catalan capital, taking in the city beaches, Gaudi’s magnificent masterpieces, the old Montjuic F1 race track or the awesome Tibidabo mountain (depending on which option you choose… 20, 40 or 90 minute tours!).

And if you really want to go for broke we can also organise a half or full day of driving supercars along the winding country roads of the picturesque Catalan countryside with coastal views and winery visits, or – for speed addicts – a racing experience at the F1 Catalunya Circuit used in the Spanish Grand Prix. Keep reading for more info on all available options and advice on how to book…

  1. Beach Cruise Ferrari Drive (20 mins)
  2. Montjuic Ferrari Drive (40 mins)
  3. Tibidabo Ferrari Drive (90 mins)
  4. Country Roads to Montserrat (240 mins)
  5. Ferrari Drive + Helicopter Flight
  6. Ferrari Drive + Sailing Trip
  7. Formula 1 Racing Track Experience

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Beach Cruise (20 mins / €88)

If you’re simply curious about what 460 horsepower feels like then this 20 minute tour of the Barceloneta district is the perfect chance to find out – whilst doing some serious posing in your Ferrari California convertible, as you cruise past the city beaches and their bikini-clad denizens. At €88 (plus €29 for insurance) this is an incredibly affordable introduction to the world of supercars.

Beach Cruise Tour Details

Duration: 20 mins

Route: Barceloneta beach and city centre

Price: €88

Extras: Insurance €29, Passenger €29, Video €45

Reservations: The easiest place to reserve is on the official website, otherwise you can also reserve via Get Your Guide, or by sending an email to: [email protected] (in the case of email, please leave 48 hrs for us to get back to you).

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2. Montjuic & Old F1 Circuit (40 mins / €169)

If you want to rev up the engine a bit and test the 0-100 kph in 3. 1 seconds capabilities of your Italian red stallion, then this option is highly recommended. Montjuic is the coastal hill not far from the centre of town. Not only is it full of cultural treasures – you’ll pass the Olympic Stadium, Magic Fountain and Joan Miro Foundation, to name but a few – but its winding roads were once the track for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix (from 1969-75), and there’s a chance to both practice your cornering and apply the accelerator. This is a 40 minute experience for €169 (plus insurance). Check Tour Details below for how to reserve.

Montjuic Tour Details

Duration: 40 mins

Route: Montjuic (173 metre high coastal hill, with views of city and site of the old Grand Prix road circuit).

Price: €169

Extras: Insurance €39, Passenger €59, Video €55

Reservations: The easiest place to reserve is on the official website, otherwise you can also reserve via Get Your Guide (select a date in their booking calendar to bring up the 40 mins option), or by sending an email to: info@barcelona-life. com (in the case of email, please leave 48 hrs for us to get back to you).

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3. Tibidabo Mountain & Views (90 mins / €349)

Your 4.3 litre V8 engine will come in handy when you climb 512 metres above sea level to reach the top of Tibidabo, part of the Collserola mountain range that flanks the west side of Barcelona. Curving tree-lined roads make for an amazing driving, and the iconic attraction park at the summit was featured in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. From here, under the Church of the Sacred Heart, you’ll be able to see over literally the entire city at out over the Mediterranean sea. Epic stuff! This 90 minute experience costs €349 (plus insurance). Check Tour Details below for reservations.

Tibidabo Tour Details

Duration: 90 mins

Route: Tibidabo and Collserolla, the mountain range that sandwiches Barcelona with the sea.

Price: €349

Extras: Insurance €49, Passenger €99, Video €65

Reservations: The easiest place to reserve is on the official website, otherwise you can also reserve via Get Your Guide (select a date in their booking calendar to bring up the 90 mins option), or by sending an email to: info@barcelona-life. com (in the case of email, please leave 48 hrs for us to get back to you).

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4. Country Roads to Montserrat (4 hours, €1299)

Supercar aficionados with a bit more time (and money) on their hands, might want to consider a country roads route, such as this one that takes you through the winding trails of Catalonia to the breathtaking Montserrat mountain range. Nestled in the jagged limestone peaks of this stunning sierra is the sacred Montserrat abbey, Barcelona’s number one day trip, and you’ll have time to pay a quick visit and snap photos of the epic views of the surrounding countryside. For this premium experience you can ride, with your top down, in a glamorous Ferrari California, or else get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 or Ferrari Portofino. You can book the Ferrari California online, or if you want a different car email us on [email protected] for a precise quote.

Country Roads (Montserrat) Tour Details

Duration: 240 mins

Route: From Barcelona to the stunning Montserrat mountain range, and back.

Price: €1,299

Extras: Insurance €199, Video €125

Reservations: You can reserve via the official website, or by sending an email to: [email protected] (in the case of email, please leave 48 hrs for us to get back to you).

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5. Ferrari & Helicopter Ride (€387 for 2 people)

Want to really pull the stops out for your Barcelona break? How about combining a spin in the red beast with a helicopter ride over the city… Bond would be proud! Prices start at €387 two people, which includes 20 mins in the Ferrari and a 12 min helicopter ride. You can reserve online or else email us on [email protected] to check availability.

Ferrari + Helicopter Package Details

Duration: 20 mins + 12 mins

Route: Barceloneta beach & city centre, plus helicopter flight along the coast.

Price: €387 for 2 people.

Extras: Insurance €29, Video €45

Reservations: The easiest place to reserve is on the official website, otherwise you can also reserve via Get Your Guide, or by sending an email to: [email protected] (in the case of email, please leave 48 hrs for us to get back to you).

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6. Ferrari & Sailing (€198 for 2 people)

For something a bit more romantic, how about a driving experience combined with a scenic sailing trip out onto the Mediterranean? A great one for couples or friends with a taste of the high life. Prices start at just €198 for two people and the package includes 20 mins drive plus 90 mins under sail.

Ferrari + Sailing Package Details

Duration: 20 mins + 90s mins

Route: Barceloneta beach & city centre, plus sailing along the coast.

Price: €198 for 2 people.

Extras: Insurance €29, Video €45

Reservations: The easiest place to reserve is on the official website, otherwise you can also reserve via Get Your Guide, or by sending an email to: Email info@barcelona-life. com (in the case of email, please leave 48 hrs for us to get back to you).

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7. Formula 1 Racing Track (from €549)

For serious speedsters we can also help organise racing experiences with a professional instructor around the Circuit de Catalunya, the official track of the Spanish Grand Prix (which is just outside Barcelona in Montmelo). Don your safety helmet, buckle you seatbelt and make like Lewis Hamilton as you test the full potential of your machine’s engine. Email [email protected] with your preferred dates and we’ll get back to you with a precise quote. You must be minimum 25 years old.

Need Some More Help?

Not sure what to choose? Got a question? In all cases just email us on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Participants must be 21 yrs or over, and hold a full driver’s license for two years, and we’d recommend getting the insurance upgrade.

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Barcelona – the cultural capital of Spain, a city of world historical heritage

Gripich Karina Sergeevna – Student, Baranovichi State University, Baranovichi, Belarus

Dyrda Zhanna Nikolaevna – Lecturer, Department of Professional Foreign Language Training, Baranovichi State University, Belarus

The article was prepared for publication in collection “Actual issues of translation studies and translation practice”.

In today’s world, tourism is an integral part of the economy of any country. In 2017, Spain became the second country after France in terms of the number of foreign tourists visiting it. In September 2017 alone, according to Estadística de Movimientos Turísticos en Fronteras (Frontur) , 8.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain. Catalonia became the leader in the number of foreign visitors: in the first nine months of 2017, it received 15.7 million tourists, which is 7. 8% more than in 2016. The Balearic Islands are in second place (12.3 million tourists), the third is the Canary Islands (10.4 million) [8].

Spain is known for its history, art, bullfighting, flamenco, beaches and many sunny days a year. For many centuries it has been one of the cultural centers of Europe. Each region, each city within the same region, and sometimes each village represents a completely different reality: fascinating and original. Many tourists come to Spain to admire its ancient cities, historical monuments, get acquainted with the heritage of prominent figures of Spanish culture, with the Spanish people, traditions and national cuisine.

The most visited cities in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. According to statistics, Barcelona attracts 14.6% of all cultural and educational tourism in Spain [5]. Therefore, Barcelona can be called the cultural capital of Spain.

Tourist flows in Barcelona can be divided into three most popular groups according to the purpose of the trip.

The first group includes people who want to see the sights of the city of Barcelona, ​​get acquainted with the work of the outstanding architect Antoni Gaudí, taste local dishes and just enjoy their holidays in this magical place.

The streets and quarters of Barcelona are an open-air exhibition. The Catalan capital is closely associated with the name of the outstanding Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. The activity of the young architect helped to form a different idea of ​​architecture. The list of the architectural heritage of Barcelona is largely replenished thanks to Antonio. It is believed that it was Gaudí who had the most significant impact, because not many architects were able to change the face of their homeland on a large scale. The work of Antonio means the “revolution” of Spanish modernity. The architect’s muse was wildlife: clouds, flora and fauna became a source of inspiration. The architect himself believed that there is nothing worse than monotonous, constrained and closed figures. He avoided straight lines, believing that a straight line is a product of man, and a circle is a product of God. This allowed the author to form his own style.

Barcelona is the only city in the world with nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites: La Pedrera ( La Pedrera ), Park Güell ( El Parque Güell ), Palacio Güell ( Palacio Güell ), Palace of the Catalan Music ( Palacio de la Música Katalana ), Hospital of the Holy Cross and St. Paul ( El Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo ), Sagrada Familia ( Sagrada Familia ), Batlo House ( la Casa Batló ), House of Vicens ( la Casa Vicens ), Cripta de la Colonia Güell ( la Cripta de la Colonia Güell ) [7].

In 1984, the Mila House (the famous Pedrera), Park Güell and Palau Güell were the first buildings to receive such a high title.

Casa Mila ( la Casa Mila ), also known as La Pedrera, is a unique building built between 1906 and 1912, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. This is the last work of the great architect. The house was named after the customer, but people called it “La Pedrera”, which means “stone quarry”. In general, it is a kind of man-made mountain with caves opening on the facade, from where a powerful life force emanates. The most impressive element of this building is the terraced roof. From it you can admire the stone “menagerie”, consisting of ventilation pipes, shafts, stairs, gardens, mysterious and disturbing monsters in hoods [2].

Parc Güell is a large garden with unique architectural features. This is also the work of Antonio Gaudí. The main idea was to create an elite residential complex, but over the years this idea was forgotten, and a park was built on this site. Park Güell is covered in undulating, tree-like columns, animal figures, and geometric figures. Today, this park houses the Gaudí House Museum, where the architect lived for 20 years. A visit to Barcelona would never be complete without a walk in Parc Güell [6].

The Palais Güell was built as a mansion for the Güell family and is now almost exactly the same as the artist built it. As with the House of Mila, one of the most unusual elements in the Palau Güell is the over 400 square meter roof, whose interesting chimneys are adorned with colored ceramic coating. The Palais Güell is an extravagant building where every detail exudes magic.

Palace of Catalan Music ( Palacio de la Música Catalana ) is one of the most unusual concert halls in the world and one of the most representative monuments of modernism in Catalonia. The concert hall is made up of windows that immerse the audience in a fantasy world [1].

Hospital of the Holy Cross and St. Pavla is an impressive hospital complex built at the beginning of the 20th century. According to the plan, a pleasant environment should have contributed to the healing of the sick. Each of the departments in the hospital had its own building, and all were interconnected by underground halls.

Sagrada Familia ( Sagrada Familia ) is a unique and innovative temple designed by Gaudí. Antonio Gaudi considered this project as a chance to realize all his dreams and fantasies. The cathedral was supposed to consist of 18 towers, but before his death, Gaudi managed to create only one. So far, 8 of the 18 towers designed by Gaudí have been erected. Inside the temple are pillars in the shape of a tree trunk, which turn the temple into a huge stone forest.

Batlo House was opened to the public in 2002 (Gaudi’s year). The origin of this building is directly related to literature and reflects the plot where St. George slays the dragon. A magnificent play of color and material literally enlivens the view. If you look closely, you can see that the first two floors are similar to the bones and skeleton of a dragon, and the wall is with its skin. The roof looks like a ridge, it has a turret and several groups of chimneys of various complex shapes, lined with ceramics. When you visit it, you will be able to see the main floors, the attic, the courtyard, the gate and the roof. The facade of the building is decorated with elephants, bizarre monsters and Venetian masks [3].

Vicens House is privately owned and closed to visitors. However, you can admire the exterior of the building: cast-iron railings with floral motifs and a cast-iron fence with plants, so characteristic of Gaudí’s work [4].

Crypt Colunia Güell is an area that had a hospital, a catering facility, a school, shops, theaters, chapels, as well as factories and housing for workers. Later, the ancestral crypt Guell was built, which can be reached through a portal consisting of columns in the form of trees [3].

The second group of tourists includes people who visit Barcelona to practice or learn Spanish, because there is nothing better than learning a language with a native speaker. Spanish is considered one of the most popular in the world, as well as the most beautiful and easy to learn. It is spoken in most of South and Central America, in Mexico, “on distant islands”, in the USA, on all inhabited continents. The language of Cervantes is recognized as the official language in 21 countries of the world. Spanish is one of the six working languages ​​of the UN and the EU, the importance of the Spanish language for the development of tourism, trade and international communication is undeniable. In total, this dialect is spoken by 320 to 500 million people, and their number is constantly increasing. Most of the Spanish speakers live in Mexico – about 120 million people, another 40 million – in the United States. In the world community of languages, bright, sunny, “sultry” Spanish firmly occupies a place of honor.

The third group includes tourists pursuing other travel goals.

Barcelona is a historic city, one of the most important cities in Spain, where every corner is a new whisper of history that has transcended time. To immerse yourself in this “fantastic” Spanish world, you need to know the history of the country and its culture, maintain various and multi-level contacts and forms of communication, you need not only knowledge of the relevant language (Spanish), but also knowledge of the norms and rules of a foreign culture.

Everyone is aware that for a full-fledged intercultural understanding, one knowledge of a foreign language is not enough. At present, human mutual understanding is becoming one of the most important aspects of the development of modern society. In communication, a person assimilates universal human experience, historically established social norms, values, knowledge, ways of activity, forming as a person and a bearer of culture. It is the melodic and beautiful Spanish language, combined with the sights of Barcelona, ​​that make a trip to this city unforgettable. Having visited Barcelona once, you will want to return to it again.

References

1. Palace of Catalan Music. URL: https://ispaniagid.ru/palau-de-la-musica-catalana/.

2. Dom Mila. URL: http://www.barcelona-spain.ru/casamila.php.

3. Attractions in Barcelona. URL: http://www.conocerbarcelona.com/que-ver.

4. Casa Vicens. URL: http://www.barcelonaturisme.cat/Casa-Vicens/_3Ngb8YjSpL3U56ScBHOWcxpDev_Vr2xeoeFe6sITMrz_LNG5_R8T4FYqhoWapW93.

5. The most visited countries in the world by tourists are named. URL: http://news.turizm.ru/france/37626.html.

6. Park Güell. URL: http://www.topkurortov.com/park-guelya-barselona/.

7. List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain. URL: https://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/ruwiki/54256.

8. Tourist flows in Spain. URL: https://espanarusa.com/ru/news/article/ 621986.

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