Half-Day Gaudi Barcelona Tour
Explore the Work of Gaudi throughout his Artistic Playground
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS
With a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, you will tour through Gaudi's Barcelona. Visit the Casa Milá La Pedrera inside, a beautiful and charming monument with its famous roof-top chimneys resembling medieval knights. Go inside the magnificent church La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi´s unfinished masterpiece, and walk around the lovely Park Güell.
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 4-hour tour includes:
- La Pedrera
- Sagrada Familia
- 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 4-hours, Entrance Fees La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, & Park Guell.
Excludes: Driver & Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.