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SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSION
Full-Day Gaudi & Gothic Barcelona Tour
Mix New and Old City Barcelona with an Expansive Tour

DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS

 

Explore all of Barcelona, old and new, through a full day tour of the Gothic Quarter and modernist areas of the city. With a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, you will drive through the old city centre of Barcelona, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times and now makes up the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets with quiet squares and attractive corners are home to an abundant collection of Gothic style buildings.

 

 

Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, are medieval buildings like the Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor, former home of kings of Aragon, and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.

 

The Plaça del Rei brings together a labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.

 

Explore the urban development of central Barcelona which has been defined, since the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample district. An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joins the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà "La Pedrera," Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.

 

Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for “The Quarry”), was built for Roger Segimon de Milà. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí.” Most people consider it magnificent and overwhelming; some say it is like waves of lava or a sand-dune. This building seems to break our understanding of conventional architecture. The most astonishing part is the roof with an almost lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape.

 

Then, see the Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple. Built in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. He finished only the chapel of San José, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The façades and the entire exterior show extensive decorative elements in bright colours. La Pasión entrance has a cryptogram there. Work to complete this great church still continues today.

  

Then, drive up to Park Güell, a beautiful park that seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.

 

 

This 8-hour tour includes:

 

  • Gothic cathedral
  • La Pedrera
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Port Olimpic
  • Park Guell

 

 

Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your guide will pick you up from your Barcelona city-centre hotel. Your tour will conclude at a point within the city-centre, where your guide may assist with instructions to return to the hotel.

 

Includes: An expert English-speaking guide and car services for up to 8-hours, Entrance Fees.

 

Excludes: Driver & Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.



 

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