This tour provides entrances to the most iconic architectural and cultural marvels of Barcelona – Sagrada Familia and Sant Pau Art Nouveau, in the company of an experienced guide.
Skip the long queues of the Sagrada Familia, one of the most visited structures in the world, to observe master architect Antoni Gaudi’s most splendid creations of all time. Prepare to be awed by the heavily ornamented and symbolic ambience with vaults reaching up to seventy metres. Enjoy listening about Gaudi’s stories and the history of this basilica, as you observe the masterpieces demonstrated at the Sagrada Familia Museum.
Take a 20-30 minute stroll down the Avenita Gaudi and cherish the spectacular structures along the way. Reach Sant Pau and witness the work of another prominent Modernisme architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, in the form of breathtaking Art Nouveau designs. Check out the exhibition space in Sant Salvador Pavilion and learn about Europe’s oldest healthcare institutions. Stroll along the outdoor route to view the 20th century garden city model. Witness the use of Montaner’s creative architectural methods and experience other wonders like Sant Rafael Pavilion and Administration Pavilion.
Meet your tour guide who will lead you to the iconic structure of the Sagrada Familia – one of architect Antoni Gaudi’s most spectacular creations of all time. As you skip the lines to one of the most visited buildings in the world, prepare to experience the spectacular interiors with vaults reaching up to seventy metres. Opulently embellished and symbolic ambience of this place represents Gaudi’s great contribution to the Modernisme movement.
Your knowledgeable guide will help you delve deeper into the esteemed architect’s life and time while you see the masterpieces (drawings, plaster modes and pictures) demonstrated at the Sagrada Familia Museum. Enjoy learning about the history and development of this basilica from the beginning to the present day.
Follow your guide to Avenida Gaudi, which cuts diagonally across Barcelona to reach hospital de Sant Pau. Take a 20-30 minute walking tour along this route to cherish the architectural marvels of the avenue, until you reach Sant Pau.
Sant Pau Art Nouveau:
Once at Sant Pau, stroll around the original hospital site to check out the awe-inspiring Art Nouveau designs, which is famous for being the foremost work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, another prominent architect of Modernisme. Reach the exhibition space in Sant Salvador Pavilion and delve into the history of medicine in Barcelonaand one of the Europe’s oldest healthcare institutions.
Tread on the recommended outdoor route to witness the spectacular garden city model, reproduced in the early 20th century. While the hospital’s stunning exteriors add to the visual treat, listen to your guide explain Montaner’s experimental methods of creating this structure with domes, facades and stained glass windows. Consider entering the Sant Rafael Pavilion to see authentic 20th century architecture within. You could even take the underground tunnels that connect the various buildings and venture into Administration Pavilion, the most representative heritage space in the structure.
Your tour ends at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the tour.
This tour is mostly guided bilingually and will be in the selected language and a second language.
We request to maintain a proper dress code for entrance to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted.
Since the tour includes walking tour, we kindly advise you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking.
The routes of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau may vary according to the use being made of the spaces.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)