Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 3 hours
Learn all about the life of the father of Modernist Architecture on this private tour. Visit his most famous buildings and the places he frequented with your expert local guide. Walk around the Plaza Real, the elegant square decorated with the streetlights of a recently graduated Gaudi. Then, visit one of his first masterpieces, Palau Güell, a sober structure in the Raval Quarter, almost devoid of the exterior decorations that so characterized his later works. Before you leave the Old City, you'll also visit the preferred tavern of Antoni Gaudi and Pablo Picasso. Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a showcase of Catalan Modernism, where the works of Antoni Gaudi and other famous architects of the time can be seen. It's impossible to understand Gaudi's work without having seen Casa Batllo and Casa Milá (La Pedrera), two masterpieces created at the peak of his career. Finally, Sagrada Familia. ...
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a dedicated expert. Meet your private, local guide outside the monument, where you will enjoy separate group access. Allow yourself to take in the forest-like interior, with its towering pillars and colorful stained-glass windows. Listen to stories about the most important events to have occurred in the basilica. Feel yourself dwarfed by the detailed Nativity and Passion facades. Let your guide explain the contrasting architectural styles and bring the symbolism of the stone sculptures to life. Trace Gaudí's exciting life through his work and learn about how his legacy is steering his masterpiece's ongoing construction today. Satisfy your curiosity and ask your guide any questions that come to mind about the Sagrada Familia and its creator.
Make the most of your day and visit Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia with a private guide. Skip the ticket lines and take a transfer between the two monuments to spend more time inside these masterpieces. Start at the Sagrada Familia basilica in the 19th-century extension of the L’Eixample, and admire the contrasting façades of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Go inside the basilica to look up at the towering spires. See models of what the cathedral would look like when completed, as imagined by Gaudí, and learn the history and symbolism of the depictions of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology on the elaborate Nativity and Passion façades. After lunch, travel to Park Güell on Carmel Hill in the north of the city to admire some of Antoni Gaudí’s finest handiwork. Marvel at the Art Nouveau (Modernisme) motifs of its main highlights, such as the mosaic tiles of the sa...
Start on the famous Las Ramblas, near to the first stop, Palau Güell. Meet your guide and make your way to the central fountain of Plaza Real to admire the elegance of the Gothic square. See the beautiful arches, Gaudi’s lampposts, or just watch the locals going about their daily lives.
Next, make your way to La Boqueria Market. Take in the sights and smells of the market, one of the oldest in Barcelona. Wander through the narrow passages of the Gothic Quarter, and hear of many the legends and stories from these streets from your guide. Enjoy a short coffee break in a café where famous artists such as Picasso convened. Continue with a walk along the most elegant avenue of Barcelona, the impressive Paseo de Gracia. Admire the most aristocratic palaces of the city, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló, two masterpieces of Gaudi architecture.
Ok, here goes! First let's just get to the bottom line for those that just scan through reviews. This was a great tour with an excellent tour guide. We met Daniel promptly at the set time and he was very cordial from the get go. My 25 yr old daughter and I did the 6-hr private tour. We were only going to be in Barcelona 4 days coming from our ski trip in the French Alps, so we wanted to get the most bang for the buck on our first full day in town. We stayed just of Las Ramblas on the edge of the Gothic section of town so our walk to met Daniel was not far. What impressed us most besides Daniel's personality was his knowledge of the history and his ability to convey that information as we waked along. He also had a tablet with power point slides that provided more historical context. Every step of the way was a walk through history. Even the tiles on the streets we walked had a story. Designed by Domènech i Montaner or Gaudi? I would recommend this highly! Ask for Daniel.
You will be picked up in a private vehicle at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona and start your private tour in the heart of the city. You will start the tour through the oldest part of the city - the charming Gothic Quarter - discover a maze of quaint, narrow streets full of Roman and medieval architecture. You will then visit the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James Square. You'll be able to see part of the Roman wall and the medieval area of Barcelona. You end this portion of the tour with a visit to Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district and then take a rest and treat yourself to coffee and a croissant at a local cafe. Afterwards, you head over, in a comfortable private vehicle, to Montjuic - the site of the 1929 International Exposition and the 1992 Olympic Games and you visit one of the best viewpoints to see the city. From there, you continue down to ...
If you are a family or a group of friends and you want to discover Barcelona city, you can do it by E-Bike. You can customize your route or follow the recommendations of your professional local guide, dedicated to your group. If you are a business, you can surprise your customers or employees with an original activity mixing an electric bicycle tour with a comfortable day out for your partners. In addition, Barcelona is an innovation capital, the first Smart City in the world (2015) and the World Mobile Phone Capital until 2023. On this tour you will come across many of the hills of the city, which would take quite a lot of effort to overcome if you don’t have an electric bike. With an electric bike you get to the top with minimal effort, enjoying the ride.
Take in the sights and taste the tastes of Barcelona on a private sightseeing tour and culinary experience. Work up an appetite seeing what Barcelona has to offer and then dive into some tapas and Spanish wine. Let your guide show you the best sights in Barcelona along with some hidden gems. Bike through Barcelona's magnificent waterfront, see the Gothic Quarter and the unfinished-but-spectacular Sagrada Familia basilica. Finish off your tour with a sampling of Catalan cuisine. Enjoy delicious wines, craft beer, and delectable tapas plates.
See all the best sites of Barcelona from the ease and comfort of an electric bike. Bike through the parks and green spaces to get to the symbolic old town, where your expert guide will provide information on the historically narrow city streets. Head to the Ciutadella Park before riding down to one of the most famous avenues in the city, Paseo San Joan. Pass the Arc de Triomphe and ride past thousands of years of history. Visit Gaudí’s other works of art, including the Sagrada Familia, before heading to his jewel over the city, Parc Guell. Enjoy the wonderful walks of this unique park and learn about its engineering, perspective, and how the artistic shapes create interesting shadows. Visit the innovative buildings of l'Eixample: La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and the roads planned by Cerdá.
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...
Dive deep into the history and mysteries of the Sagrada Familia on an in-depth tour. Follow your private guide around both the outside and inside of the basilica to understand this unfinished masterpiece. Admire Gaudí's mastery of modernism as you gaze up at the tree-like pillars and soft lighting from the stained-glass windows. Allow your guide to decode the symbolism the architect used to represent Christian ideology. Immerse yourself in the history of the basilica's construction, noting recent milestones and newer additions. See how Gaudí's life influenced his work and how his vision is being completed today. Finish your tour with the grand views from one of the basilica's towers overlooking the city. Take your time at the end of the tour to continue exploring to your heart's content.
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The guide in Italian that happened to us, Prucce, was very helpful and very kind. We went around a lot and she explained every single thing about Gaudi, the history of Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia, she was very prepared and also really nice. We were lucky enough to be just two on the tour that day and it was really like hanging out with a friend. Experience highly recommended!
Excellent guide Jenni. Full of enthusiasm, knowledge and love for the city. It makes excellent use of time and the tours are very efficient for those who want to get the best out of the experience.
Discovery of the city with our guide Frédéric available and very pleasant. Much more interesting to walk around with the wise comments. To do without hesitation
Fantastic private tour of this magnificent place! Well worth the cost. We learned so much
Nicest guide, so entertaining and flexible. Really recommended.