Barcelona: Early Entrance Sagrada Familia Tour
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2 hours
Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.
Don't miss any of the details inside Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Let your guide point out the contrasting nativity and passion façades. Then, step through the heavy doors covered in hand-carved vines. See the rows and rows of tree-like pillars that seem to reach to the heavens stretch out before you. Look up at the stained-glass windows and bathe in the warm light that filters through. Note the Christian iconography as you hear about the history of the church. Understand Gaudí's modernist vision as your guide brings the symbolism of the stonework to life. At the end of your tour, ascend one of the basilica's towers and gaze out over the views of Barcelona. Once back down at ground level, continue exploring the monument as long as you like.
After meeting your local guide, ride first through the Medieval Quarter through the majestic Plaza Real. Discover the adjacent narrow stone cobble streets which are steeped in history. Pass by the Columbus Monument as you make your way to Barceloneta, a colorful neighbourhood with a long fishing tradition. Enjoy some time on Barceloneta Beach, a perfect place to gaze at the Mediterranean Sea and take some beautiful pictures. Ride to the lively Ciutadella Park. Cycle among artists playing music, people playing sports, and families enjoying the sun. Visit Arc de Triomf, one of the most impressive monuments of Barcelona. See the iconic Sagrada Familia, the architectural masterpiece of Gaudi. Learn about this magnificent cathedral and its creator from your expert guide. Ride down Paseo de Gracia, the main exponent of Catalan Modernism. Admire Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, two of the most beaut...
An early-entrance tour of the Sagrada Familia is the perfect way to visit Barcelona's most famous cathedral in the early morning before the midday crowds arrive. The tour begins at the Placa de Guadì, from where you will explore the city’s best spot to take unobstructed photos of this famous church. Once inside the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the serenity of the early morning hours as you explore the basilica’s awe-inspiring interior. You'll be amazed by the expressive architecture of Gaudi, which was created to simulate a man-made forest. See the incredible morning light beaming through the colorful stain-glassed windows, and feel the atmosphere of this enchanted stone-made forest. Once inside the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the serenity of the early morning hours as you awe at the inspiring interior. You will also be given free time to wander and process all of the tales narrated to you by you...
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