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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Be collected from your accommodation and your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history. The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla. From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town. The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls and the organic architecture of the basilica. Finally your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

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Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

2. Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

Discover Barcelona and understand the Catalan way of life with the help of a local Catalan guide and know the real story of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Visit the most charismatic and important places of the city, get panoramic views at the top of Montjuic Park, and travel along the city coastline. Begin your tour driving to Montjuic hill to observe the panoramic views of Barcelona from the top, get familiar with its dimension, the skyline, and most iconic places. Continue through the city, visiting the most famous Basilica in Southern Europe, The Sagrada Familia from the outside (tickets in advance to visit inside). Learn the history behind Gaudi's works, visiting also from the outside La Pedrera House and Casa Batllo along the Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya. Travel along the beach area and stop at viewpoints to take some memorable photos. Take a short (optional) walk through the Gothic Quarter, Roman Ruins, Jewish Quarter, the City Hall, and the Cathedral of Barcelona (optional inside visit).

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Barcelona: Full-Day Historical and Gaudí Highlights Tour

3. Barcelona: Full-Day Historical and Gaudí Highlights Tour

Start the tour with a guided walk through the small and narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. See Las Ramblas, the Cathedral Square, The Cathedral, the Old Jewish Quarter, among other interesting places. Enjoy free time to visit the Cathedral by yourself. Next, board a bus to start your panoramic tour around the rest of the city. Pass by Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, the Triumph Arc, the Olympic Village, and the Olympic Port. Then, access Montjuic Mountain and see the Olympic stadium. Enjoy 360º panoramic views of Barcelona. After that, return to the city center, passing through Espanya Square. Admire the magical fountains, the twin Venetian Towers, the MNAC, and Las Arenas shopping center. Arrive in Catalunya Square and end up in front of Hard Rock Café. In the 2nd part of the tour, visit some of the most important works of Antoni Gaudí. First, take a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia. Discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation. Head back to the bus and set off for Park Güell with incredible panoramic views of the city. Finish the tour with a nice walk through one of the most important streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia. Alongside prestigious brand shops, find some buildings in the modernist style, among them Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. End up in front of la Casa Batlló, only 10 minutes walking distance from Catalunya Square.

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Barcelona Highlights City Tour and Montserrat Excursion

4. Barcelona Highlights City Tour and Montserrat Excursion

For the first part of the activity, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Stroll down one of the most important streets in the city until you reach the Cathedral of Barcelona. Take some free time to explore the Cathedral on your own. Meet your guide again to continue the walking tour. Walk through the narrow streets of the oldest part of the city and discover the many secrets it holds. Marvel at the quaint medieval places hidden to the crowds and learn about their historical significance. Follow your guide to Plaça Catalunya to board an air-conditioned bus for a panoramic tour through the city. Drive through Passeig de Gràcia and admire the most popular Gaudí Houses, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. Note some of the most important modernist façades. Next drive along the coastline of the city as your guide provides information on how this area was significantly redeveloped for the 1992 Olympics. See the Olympic Port, the beach, and the fisherman’s quarter of Barceloneta. Head to the Montjuïc Mountain, the primary location of the Olympic Games in 1992. See the Olympic stadium and ride the cable car for amazing views over the city. Check-in back at the local partner's office on Balmes Street before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and board the bus which will take you to Montserrat. Visit the Benedictine monastery with your guide and learn about the history and architecture of this beautiful site. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance details of the Basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. Then, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Follow a number of walking trails or shop for some local products and liquors, before returning to Barcelona.

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What people are saying about Barcelona Cathedral

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

An excellent tour, very complete and only for four. We were two couples that got along well. Pablo, the very attentive and knowledgeable guide of art and Gaudí's work, is also an artist. We thank you for your attention and patience. A great way to get to know an important part of Barcelona and two great works by Antoni Gaudí. The church of the Sagrada Familia, its posthumous and still under construction work and the Park Güell beautiful samples of the artistic and cultural wealth of Barcelona. Highly recommended!

I booked a solo private tour and it turned out to be a great decision. My tour guide Miguel was very knowledgeable and had such obvious passion for the city that helped me fall in love with Barcelona too. I was only in the city for a couple of days and I would have never been able to experience as much of the city on my own. The private tour was like spending a day with a new friend and knowledgeable local.

The group was rather large, so if you're looking for a personal experience this isn't it, but it was a great way to see key sights in Barcelona and also make it out to Mont Serrat. The only thing was we were so rushed at Mont Serrat and barely had any time to get to the viewing ledge and snap a quick shot of the mountains before sprinting back to the bus (we were 5 minutes late).

This was a great experience with Marco as a guide. We enjoyed the whole day visiting Barcelona. Highly recommended.

Xavior was an excellent well informed guide. Friendly and helpful. He made our day very special.