This tour will take you to the best of Gaudí, at different points of the city, in a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. An absolute must for everybody who travels to Barcelona. Includes entrance tickets and guided tours of the masterpiece of Gaudí's architecture, Sagrada Família, a World Heritage site.
Antoni Gaudí, visionary architect during Barcelona's modernista (art nouveau) period early last century, graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
We will explain what makes them extraordinary: the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, the technical innovation, and give you a guided tour of Park Güell and the Sagrada Família.
Gaudí's master work, the Sagrada Família, is the last on the tour so you can stay and explore it as long as you like, return in the coach to the city centre.
Passeig de Gràcia: This broad elegant avenue was built for and by the wealthy Barcelonians and they have never left; luxury and design shops line the street along with major banks and the stock exchange. Architectural details include modernist lampposts and Gaudí's tiles for pavements and a myriad of grand buildings including two of Gaudí's houses: Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà (façade).
Sagrada Familia guided tour: The jewel in the crown of Gaudí's works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full.
Gaudí wished the temple, which is still being built, to be financed by the people, not by taxes or funding, and that's just what your entrance fees do (included in our tour price): finance the completion of the building started in 1882.
We have kept the best to the last so tour members who so wish can stay on and savour the building for as long as they like, you can go up the towers by elevator, and visit the crypt and museum and compare the contrasting styles of the Birth and Passion façades.
- Officially licensed English-speaking local experts
- Comfortable air-conditioned bus
- Entrance to Sagrada Familia
- Entrance to Casa Batlló
- Hotel pick-up
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Clients are requested to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour starts.