Embark on the ultimate Barcelona highlights tour to know what the best of Barcelona looks like in just a single day with fast track entrance to the Sagrada Família and Poble Espanyol! Start with the architecture—get your first taste of Gaudí at Casa Batlló. Also known as the “House of Bones,” you can’t miss its jeweled, dragon-back facade. A bit further on, there’s Casa Milà (the locals call it la Pedrera, or the quarry), another Gaudí landmark. It is the easiest way to get a panoramic overview of the city, see Montjuïc Hill and Poble Espanyol. Montjuïc is one of Barcelona’s most fascinating art destinations, home of the Fundació Joan Miró, the Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and the CaixaForum, and the 17th-century Montjuïc Castle, the dancing Magic Fountain, and the Olympic Stadium. And although it’s technically part of Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol is an attraction in its own right. The Spanish Village is an open area museum built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition. And as you’d guess, there are some incredible bars and restaurants so you can sample regional cuisines. It’s a great place to grab a bite and take in the sights and sounds of Spain.
Then see one of the most famous boulevards in Barcelona—perhaps even all of Europe, it connects the old Barcelona with the new, with marvelous sights and scents and sounds every step of the way. Drive past here for your first taste of Barcelona. Continue onward to see Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner—it’s a Barcelona architectural trifecta. Passeig de Gràcia is Barcelona’s luxury shopping headquarters; brands like Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Hermès, Gucci, and Chanel line the boulevard. Wonderful cafes, fabulous galleries, and El Nacional, and super-restaurant housed in a Catalan Art Nouveau building make their home on Passeig de Gràcia.
Behold the Gaudí masterpiece of Sagrada Família whose foundation stones were laid in 1882 and it won’t be completed until 2026, easily taking over a century to complete! Inside, columns resembling tree branches reach toward the ceiling, and there are countless chapels, towers, portals, and intricate inner features. Continue next to see miles of lovely urban beaches, endless esplanades and boardwalks, and the gorgeous expanse of the sea by the waterfront. It’s the perfect melange of old and new—La Barceloneta, the charming 18th-century fishing village (with the very best seafood restaurants) side by side with ultra-modern Port Vell and the Olympic Port with Frank Gehry’s famous fish sculpture. You’ll even see the Columbus Monument standing tall over the Plaça de la Porta de Pau.
About The Supplier:
Barcelona Guide Bureau was founded in 1990 with the aim to perfect guided visits in Barcelona and become the ground handling company of reference. Armed with experience, BGB designed the best itineraries in Barcelona while ensuring the reservation process was fast and efficient, and in that process became the first company in Barcelona specialized in providing city day tours for you!
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device (but if you’d like to bring a printed copy, that’s fine too!)
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
There are 2 possible tours:
Morning: Starts with Sagrada Familia at 10 AM + Montjuic & Poble Espanyol at noon
Afternoon: Starts at 12h30 with Montjuic & Poble Espanyol – consider you will have time for a light brunch – and at 3:15 pm you will set towards Gaudí and Sagrada Família. In this case you can stay as long as you like at the Sagrada Família and there are normally less people than in the morning.
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
This tour involves some light walking
This is not a wheelchair accessible vehicle. However, if you have limited mobility (i.e. you can get on and off the coach) we can take your wheelchair with us
Dress code inside the temple: for safety, no hats are allowed inside the nave or the museum except for religious, health or belief-related reasons.
Visitors may not enter barefoot.
As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, following these restrictions: No see-through clothing, Tops must cover the shoulders, No plunging necklines or exposed backs or bellies, Shorts and skirts must come down to at least mid-thigh.
Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities, nor with any decorations designed to distract or draw attention for artistic, religious, promotional or any other purposes.