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Catalunya Square (Plaça de Catalunya) Tours

Catalunya Square (Plaça de Catalunya)
Old and new Barcelona meet in Catalunya Square (Plaça de Catalunya), the famous plaza in the heart of the city. Two massive avenues, La Rambla and Passeig de Gracia, converge here too, as do many walking tours and other groups. The square is located near some of Barcelona’s top attractions and is filled with cafés, bars, and restaurants.

The Basics
Learn about the rich history and fantastic architecture of Barcelona on any number of sightseeing tours that leave from Catalunya Square. Head south to traverse the tiny streets of the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic), or head north to explore the Eixample district’s modernist buildings. Delve into the artistic aspects of the city and learn about Barcelona’s famous sites such as Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.

Catalunya Square is a strategic starting point for, or simply a stop on, many private and group full-day tours of Barcelona as well as shorter walking, biking, and sidecar tours. Hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses stop here as well.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Catalunya Square is a must-visit for first-time visitors to Barcelona.
  • This is a common meeting place for many visitors and locals, so be sure to know the exact location within the square to meet your group.
  • Wear good walking shoes and bring sunscreen for walking tours during the warmer months.
  • The square is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There

Catalunya Square is located in downtown Barcelona and is the main transport hub in the city. Catch the L1, L3, L6, or L7 lines at the metro station here, as well as a number of city buses and the Aerobus. The main arteries of La Rambla and Passeig de Gracia both start from the square and lead out to the city.

When to Get There

The best times to visit Catalunya Square—and Barcelona and southern Spain in general—are during the shoulder months of May, June, September, and October. These months are generally less crowded and less rainy. If you are headed to Catalunya Square for a tour, arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to ensure time to locate your group amidst the crowds.

Where It All Comes Together
When the medieval walls of the city came down in the 19th century, plans to create a great public space for Barcelona began. Catalunya Square was designed to combine the historic Gothic Quarter and the more modern Eixample district, and essentially bring Barcelona together. The final design consisted of a 12-acre (5-hectare) area filled with fountains, trees, benches, and a number of monumental sculptures.
Address: Between La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona 08002, Spain
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The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona

The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona

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Discover three countries in just one day on a full-day tour to Baga, Ax-les-Thermes, and Andorra from Barcelona. Emerge early, and head to Baga, a beautiful village shrouded in medieval heritage, and then cross the border to Ax-les-Thermes, a charming spa town with loads of French character. Continue to Andorra via a high mountain pass, stopping for a break in a mountain valley before going on to the capital to indulge in some duty-free shopping.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Private Besalú & 4 Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel PickUp from Barcelona

Private Besalú & 4 Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel PickUp from Barcelona

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Exploring Catalonia’s medieval towns in a day from Barcelona by yourself means going by rental car, and without a guide to spotlight their history. This private full-day tour provides transport and commentary, so you see and learn more than if alone. Enjoy walking tours of Vic, Santa Pau, and Besalú to discover stories and sights you’d otherwise miss, and enjoy Catalonia’s scenery without driving or route-planning to distract you.
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  • 10 hours
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Barcelona and Montserrat: skip-the-lines, small-group, pickup dropoff included

Barcelona and Montserrat: skip-the-lines, small-group, pickup dropoff included

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See the historical and natural highlights of Barcelona and its scenic surroundings on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Hill, and then sail past the long lines at renowned architect’s Antoni Gaudi’s Park Güell. Venture to Montserrat National Park to enjoy the natural splendor of the scenery, and absorb the sacred ambiance of Montserrat Monastery, the park’s beautiful basilica.
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  • 8 hours
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Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona

Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona

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Discover the coastal splendor of the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip to Girona and Calella de Palafrugell from Barcelona. Travel through the scenic Catalan countryside, and discover the atmospheric streets of Girona’s medieval Old Town. Admire the flagrant fortresses of Pals, absorb the seaside charm of rural fishing village, Calella de Palafrugell, and admire the dramatic landscapes of Begur, the former home of an ancient castle. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Hot-Air Balloon Flight Over Catalonia with Pick-up from Barcelona

Hot-Air Balloon Flight Over Catalonia with Pick-up from Barcelona

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Soar above the sublime landscape of Catalonia near Barcelona on this early-morning hot-air balloon excursion. Marvel at beautiful landmarks like Montserrat and the Pyrenees Mountains as you climb to heights of up to 3,000 feet (900 meters) during your 1- to 1.5-hour flight. Then head back down to earth for brunch with sparkling wine. Your hot-air balloon flight also includes a certificate, plus you can upgrade for a longer 2-hour or private flight.
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  • 5 hours
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Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona with Traditional Lunch

Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona with Traditional Lunch

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Venture east from Barcelona to Spain’s Costa Brava, and spend the day discovering one of Europe’s prettiest shorelines. Journey along the coast to this famous seaside stretch, known for its rugged cliffs and pine groves, and stop near the lively resort of Blanes. Sunbathe or swim in a tucked-away sandy cove, or choose to stroll through the cliff-edge Marimurtra Botanical Gardens. After a tasty 3-course lunch at a traditional restaurant, enjoy free time to explore, shop, or relax in the charming town of Tossa de Mar.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona

Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona

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Immerse yourself in the world of Salvador Dalí, and learn about his life and works, on this day trip to Figueres and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Admire paintings and other mind-bending creations by the 20th-century Spanish artist at the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum in his birthplace of Figueres. Then, tour his beloved Costa Brava to see some of his favorite places, such as the Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat, and Pubol Castle, a later Salvador Dali home. Numbers are limited on this tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Medieval Three Villages Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Medieval Three Villages Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

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Journey back in time as you discover the charming medieval villages and stunning countryside outside Barcelona on this small-group day trip. Explore the charming hamlet of Besalú, including its medieval synagogue and Jewish bath. Then continue on to the village of Rupit, to discover its baroque Church of Sant Miquel and the castle ruins. Finish the day in the area around Tavertet, including a stop to admire the sandstone cliffs.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Pyrenees Mountains & Medieval Towns Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Pyrenees Mountains & Medieval Towns Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

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Revel in the incredible mountain scenery of the Pyrenees Spain on this hiking day trip from Barcelona, with an experienced guide. Travel through the charming villages of the Pyrenees’ foothills by minivan, and ride a rack railway to the gorgeous Nuria Valley, a vision of green pastures and peaks overlooking a jewel-like lake. Drink in the setting and crisp air, and enjoy time to follow the hiking trails, go horse riding or boating, or visit a traditional restaurant. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 11 hours
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Roman Tarragona and Glamorous Sitges Small Group Tour from Barcelona

Roman Tarragona and Glamorous Sitges Small Group Tour from Barcelona

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Escape Barcelona to Sitges and Tarragona on this 10.5-hour tour, stopping for some fun in the sun and an exploration of the area’s Roman history. Start your trip in Tarragona, the former Roman capital, where you’ll admire its intricate aqueduct, and explore the city’s architecture and markets. Then head to the beach at Sitges, a hip coastal town that boasts a gorgeous beach, trendy cafes, and boutiques. This small-group visit to Tarragona and Sitges, limited to just 15 guests, also includes a guide and transportation by minivan.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion: Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

Shore Excursion: Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

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Take a DIY shore trip during your cruise stop in Barcelona on this convenient hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus at the Port of Barcelona (Port Olímpic - stop 6) just a short walk from the cruise terminal. Then begin your overview of the city. Get on or off when you want, enjoying great views of Las Ramblas, the promenade at Port Olímpic, F.C. Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium and much more. Best of all, there are two routes, one East Route and one West Route, which are interconnected and accessible via your ticket that's valid for both routes. This hop-on, hop-off bus tour also includes headphones, city map, and discounts at select Barcelona businesses.
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  • 2 days
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Barcelona Highlight Tour and Montserrat Monastery with Hotel Pick-up

Barcelona Highlight Tour and Montserrat Monastery with Hotel Pick-up

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When your cruise ships sails into the picturesque port of Barcelona, disembark to discover the legendary landmarks of the city on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the architectural extravagance of La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, and then ascend to the hilltop perch of Olympic monuments. Venture to the nearby national park of Montserrat to enjoy views of the rugged mountain peeks, and absorb the sacred ambiance of Montserrat Basilica during an intimate tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Night Tapas Walking Tour in Barcelona Old Town & Flamenco Show with Small Group

Night Tapas Walking Tour in Barcelona Old Town & Flamenco Show with Small Group

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Lose yourself in the history, flavors, and passion of Barcelona on this walking culinary tour capped off with a live flamenco show in the city’s Gothic Quarter. Explore highlights of the old town accompanied by a local guide, then try tastings of traditional Catalonian dishes and drinks at a tapas bar. After satisfying your taste buds, experience one of Spain's cultural treasures with a live flamenco show at an authentic ‘tablao’ theater.
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  • 3 hours
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Best of Barcelona Private Tour: Sagrada Familia and Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

Best of Barcelona Private Tour: Sagrada Familia and Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

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Experience Barcelona like a VIP on this private sightseeing tour that includes skip-the-line access at the city’s most popular attraction, La Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the comfort of traveling by private vehicle to top attractions like Passeig de Gràcia, the waterfront, Montjuïc, and the Gothic Quarter. Take in Barcelona’s famous Modernisme architecture, and learn about the city from a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Barcelona Shore Excursion: pickup with luggage, skip-the-lines, best city tour

Barcelona Shore Excursion: pickup with luggage, skip-the-lines, best city tour

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Disembark at the bustling port of Barcelona to see the city’s spectacular sights on a shore excursion. Choose to sail past long lines at Gaudi’s picturesque Park Güell with a priority access pass and skip-the-line at the Sagrada Familia at the end of the tour. Ascend to the hilltop perch of Barcelona’s magnificent Olympic monuments and admire panoramic city vistas; stroll the ambient Plaza de Espanya and marvel at the Passeig de Gràcia.
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  • 4 hours
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$72.23
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Medieval Cardona & Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour & Hotel pick-up

Medieval Cardona & Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour & Hotel pick-up

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Journey to one of Catalonia’s hidden historic gems on this full-day tour to Cardona and the mysterious mining caves of Salt Mountain. Marvel at ancient, crystalline salt deposits deep inside the earth, and learn about centuries of Spanish history on a tour of medieval Cardona, including its imposing castle.
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  • 10 hours
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$116.29
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Skip 2 Lines: Barcelona city tour, small-group, with pickup at hotels and port

Skip 2 Lines: Barcelona city tour, small-group, with pickup at hotels and port

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Barcelona is a wildly popular tourist destination, so it can be tough to enjoy the city's top sights without fighting for tickets, and waiting in long lines. Fortunately, with this small-group guided tour, you can see the top attractions in Barcelona—from Gaudi's famous buildings to the hilltop vistas from Montjuic—with skip-the-line admission to Park Guell, included. With a guide to lead the way and hotel pickup provided, you can avoid the hassles, and truly enjoy this beautiful city.
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  • 4 hours
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$72.23
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Barcelona

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Barcelona

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Make the most out of your stay in sun-soaked Barcelona and let your local driver show you around in a fully customizable tour! Admire the most popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car without worrying about leaving something out. Our drivers are not licensed tour guides but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. The Sightseeing Ride can include many interesting stops visitors always enjoy. The impressive Sagrada Familia, the Arc de Triomf and the modernist buildings of Antoni Gaudi. Wander around Plaça de Catalunya and Parc Montjuic where you can visit the iconic National Palace. Take memorable photos from Tibidabo Hill and the flamboyant Parc Güell, stroll along la Rambla, explore the Gothic Quarter, a quaint area where you can taste local delicacies in nearby restaurants or enjoy a drink. At the end of the ride, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
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$159.29
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From Barcelona: Private Girona and Figueres with Dali Museum Tour

From Barcelona: Private Girona and Figueres with Dali Museum Tour

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Pair visits to historic Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown, during this private full-day tour from Barcelona. Travel with your own group of up to eight guests and explore the medieval neighborhoods of Girona. Visit the Cathedral, the Old Town, and the Jewish Quarter. Then head to Figueres, where you’ll learn about the life of local artist Salvador Dalí and admire the collections at the Dalí Museum.
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  • 10 hours
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$302.94
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Barcelona Highlights Sidecar Tour

Barcelona Highlights Sidecar Tour

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Opt for an alternative sightseeing experience in Barcelona during a private tour by motorbike and sidecar, the ideal choice for couples and first-time visitors. Rather than navigating the large city on your own, you’ll travel to a mix of lesser-known places and iconic attractions with your private guide, from whom you’ll receive undivided attention.
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  • 3 hours
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$152.60
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Barcelona Private Walking Tour through the City of Gaudi

Barcelona Private Walking Tour through the City of Gaudi

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Enjoy an intimate, street-level exploration of Barcelona during this private 3-hour walking excursion. Wander the streets of one of the world’s best cities for strolling, discovering a cross-section of its whimsical public art, ancient Roman history and innovative modernist architecture. Admire beloved Barcelona buildings like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and walk down the iconic La Rambla. Then explore the sprawling Boqueria Market and discover Barcelona’s early days at the Roman Tombs. A private guide, public transit tickets, city map and fruit juice at the market are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$108.25
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Private Montserrat and Cava Winery Tour with Hotel Pick Up from Barcelona

Private Montserrat and Cava Winery Tour with Hotel Pick Up from Barcelona

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If you only have time for one day trip from Barcelona, the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat is a must, but many tours only offer a whistle-stop visit. This private full-day tour from Barcelona offers ample time to explore Montserrat and hear the famous choir, followed by a cava tasting tour of the Penedes wine region. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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$309.07
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Private Tour Barcelona and Montserrat 8 hours

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Private Tour Barcelona and Montserrat 8 hours

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Explore the colorful urban attractions of Barcelona and the mythical mountain of Montserrat on this private, full-day tour. See the city's most famous landmarks, including Las Ramblas, Port Olympic and Plaza Espanya, plus iconic Modernist buildings like Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral and the Casa Mila. Then, journey outside the city center to ascend the ‘Magic Mountain’ of Montserrat, known for its Benedictine monastery and important place within Arthurian legend. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 7 adults per vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
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$538.87
per group
$673.58
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Private Tarragona and Sitges Tour with Hotel pick-up from Barcelona

Private Tarragona and Sitges Tour with Hotel pick-up from Barcelona

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Get a taste for the Spain’s Roman history and its enchanting beaches during this 8-hour private sightseeing trip to Tarragona and Sitges. Travel back in time to the Roman province of ‘Hispania’ as you discover Tarrgona’s UNESCO World Heritage listed landmarks like the amphitheater and aqueduct. Then head to Sitges to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of this fishing village turned seaside resort.
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  • 10 hours
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$281.53
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$281.53
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