Explore Barcelona’s architectural masterpieces and visit some of Gaudi’s legendary works in this skip-the-line Gaudi tour. Accompanied by a well-informed guide, visit and study some of the most spectacular buildings and sights of Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudi, the visionary architect of Barcelona’s modernist period in the early 1900s.
Walk along the bustling and lively streets of Passeig de Gràcia, lined with luxury and designer shops. A broad elegant avenue frequented by wealthy Barcelonians, Gaudi’s distinctive architectural style can be observed in the modernist lampposts and tiles for the pavement. Visit two of the noted buildings La Pedrera and Casa Batlló and feast your eyes on the exceptional and imaginative style of Antoni Gaudi.
The Sagrada Familia, the jewel in the crown of Antoni Gaudi’s works, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the unique elements of Gaudi's craft – detail, symbols, structural secrets and technical innovation as your guide gives you an insight into Gaudi’s architectural prowess.
3 ½ hoursStart time
To meet your guide make your way to Plaza Catalunya in the city center. (Your guide will be waiting opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Banco de España and Deutsche Bank holding an orange umbrella).
The start point is easily reached by public transport.
By Train: The nearest RENFE and FGC station is 'Barcelona Plaça Catalunya'.
By Metro: Metro lines 3 and 1 have stops nearby.
By Bus: Nos 41, 55, 17 stop close by
Cruise passengers: This tour can easily be taken if arriving in Barcelona by cruise ship; it will take you around 50 minutes to reach the start point. Take bus 17 from the port and transfer to metro line 1 at Urquinaona from where it is just 1 stop to Catalunya. Alternatively a taxi should take 15-20 mins and cost approx. 10 Euros.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point or you can choose to remain at the Sagrada Familia
Make your own way to Plaza Catalunya in the city center, meet your guide and embark on a journey to some of Gaudi’s famous masterpieces in Barcelona .
You will be introduced to Antoni Gaudi’s prominent architectural works. Gaudi, arguably Barcelona’s greatest architect, is the brains behind some of the most awe-inspiring sights in the city. No less than seven have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Some of the highlights of this tour are:
Passeig de Gràcia: One of the main avenues in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia is a lively street lined with luxury and designer shops. It is a symbol of the Barcelona’s spirit of integration and influence. Visit the Passeig de Gràcia with your well-informed and experienced guide and see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Come face-to-face with Gaudi’s quirky creativity and brilliance and behold some of the landmark buildings of Barcelona. Located on the same street, the La Pedrera has a stony-style exterior and is specially noted for its innovative double elevators and underground parking when it was constructed. The Casa Batlló is characterized by a fanciful exterior of mosaic glass, a scaly reptilian-like rooftop and skeletal-looking windows and balconies.
Sagrada Familia Church: Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, the increasingly pious architect started building Sagrada Familia Church in 1833. Though borrowing heavily from the cathedral-Gothic and Art Nouveau styles, Sagrada Familia Church displays Gaudi’s very own unique and distinctive style. The three Biblical scene-covered façades, and expansive interior supported by forest-like columns of the La Sagrada Familia Basilica are truly noteworthy. Visit the crypt and museum and compare the contrasting styles of the Birth and Passion façades.
On leaving Sagrada Familia you will board your coach for the return journey. At the end of the tour at approximately 12:30pm, you will be dropped off back at the meeting point in Plaza Catalunya.
While the coach does not have wheel-chair access, wheel-chairs can be carried for people with limited mobility who are able to get on and off the vehicle.
A special dress code is required to enter the Sagrada Familia or any other Catholic church: Shoulders, back and belly must be covered; wear shorts and skirts that come down to at least mid –thigh, no plunging necklines or see through clothing. Those who do not adhere to the dress code may not be allowed to enter. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
Sunglasses, comfortable shoes and camera are strongly recommended to bring.
From June to September, you must dress for warm weather and ensure you have relevant products to have proper sun protection. Meanwhile, from December to February it can be cold and the remainder of the year has mild weather, so dress appropriately keeping in mind the changing seasons.
A great intro to Gaudi. Our guide was great, knew plenty about the two attractions, including lots not in her script. She was always happy to answer extra questions. I'd visited...Kerry Brown, New Zealand, 16/Oct/2017
This was the best guided tour I had in Barcelona. Nuria, our tour guide, was excellent and very knowledgeable. She provided us very useful information about the tour sites at...Edison Nascimento, Canada, 10/Dec/2017