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Barcelona: Casa Batlló Entry with Self-Audioguide Tour

1. Barcelona: Casa Batlló Entry with Self-Audioguide Tour

Immerse yourself in the "Casa Batlló 10D Experience," which combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and machine learning. Delight in a unique experience of one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí, an architecture and design legend. Journey into a Gaudinian universe of seemingly impossible volumetric projections, binaural sound, motion sensors, immersive spaces, tastes, and smells. Access Lord Batlló's Bedroom (if gold option selected). Enjoy two new immersive rooms: the Gaudí Dome (the first room with a dome featuring more than a thousand screens) and the Gaudí Cube (a six-sided LED cube unique in the world). Listen to a script available in 15 languages, as well as a soundtrack created exclusively by the composer Dani Howard and performed by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Among the novelties on offer, discover a new core of vertical communication designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, a floating ladder of 13 tons of polished marble suspended in the air, the first 6-sided indoor mapping on a patio of Gaudí's lights, and the new “Simbolic” store.

Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

2. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: Casa Milà Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Barcelona: Casa Milà Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

Discover one of the most outstanding and innovative buildings of the 20th century on a skip-the-line audio tour of the Casa Milà (La Pedrera), built at the pinnacle of Antoni Gaudi’s career. Once behind the façade of the extraordinary building on the elegant Passeig de Gracia, marvel at the eye-catching staircases and corkscrew chimneys that have become symbols of Gaudí’s Barcelona. Head to the rooftop to admire its sinuous forms and the whimsical chimneys up close. Then, go to the attic space to see the “Espai Gaudi” exhibition, the only exhibition dedicated to Gaudi's life and work. Learn more about his architectural innovations through the displays of scale models, building plans, historic photographs and videos. Live the experience of La Pedrera to the fullest by combining your visit with the new mixed reality experience, La Pedrera Virtual Experience, launched in 2022. La Pedrera Virtual Experience will take you to an unparalleled space at La Pedrera through the most cutting-edge technology and allow you to combine the vision of the real environment with spectacular holographic elements. Put on your mixed reality glasses to travel to different eras and environments and feel like you are part of the building's history.

Barcelona: La Pedrera Night Experience

4. Barcelona: La Pedrera Night Experience

Experience the multimedia show of "La Pedrera Night Experience" on a semi-guided tour of La Pedrera (Casa Milà) with skip-the-line tickets. Wander through the landmark until you reach the rooftop, where an enchanting display of projections awaits you. Conclude your evening with a glass of champagne. Skip the lines to take an unforgettable journey through different areas of Gaudi's revolutionary building, located on the Passeig de Gracia in the heart of L’Eixample. The unique architecture of the Modernisme building is utilized to present an audiovisual show that travels the origins of life and the essence of Gaudí’s architectural style. See multiple projections in the badalots (stairwells) as you work your way to the roof terrace, accompanied by exclusive light projections and background soundtrack. Then, watch the extraordinary video mapping finale on the roof terrace, and enjoy panoramic views of the Catalan capital along the way.

Barcelona: Casa Batlló 'A Night 100 Years Ago' Experience

5. Barcelona: Casa Batlló 'A Night 100 Years Ago' Experience

Step into an immersive audio guide storytelling experience in one of Antonio Gaudi’s masterpiece architectural creations, the Casa Batlló, lit up for the holiday season. Be transported to a wintery night through stunning audiovisuals and dramatic theatrical scenery. “A Night 100 Years Ago” presents a fictional story of people who lived in the house. Meet Fermina, a woman who took care of the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Batlló. Discover Gaudi’s world through this innovative and unique perspective. Explore the Gaudí Dome, a circular room in the shape of a dome with hundreds of screens for you to experience this new installation adapted to the experience. Discover the original Concierge Room. You can book the option that also includes the main hall of the Batlló family home.

From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

6. From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

Live for a day on the warm shores of Catalonia. Travel to the historic town of Tarragona – the ancient Roman Tarraco – and enjoy the beautiful Sitges, filled with magical corners of modernist charm. You will finish the day at the best urban beach in Europe, San Sebastian. You will be picked up from your hotel in private transport to move comfortably to these 2 locations, situated south of Barcelona. With your specialized guide, visit these 2 coastal towns while hearing the most interesting stories and facts. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, where you'll find sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Its streets house one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarraco was the capital of "Hispania Citerior," 1 of the 3 provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula approximately 2,000 years ago. Head from Barcelona to reach this historic scenery, first making a stop in one of the entrances of the old "Tarraco." Here, admire the impressive "Devil’s Bridge." This aqueduct – 217 meters long and 26 meters high – is a spectacular example of advanced Roman engineering. Begin a walking tour in Tarragona, where you will discover the many preserved remains of this civilization, while your guide provides the most exciting stories. Explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed in one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under structures from the 19th century. See traces of the ancient Roman Forum that survived to the present day alongside medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater, located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the second century, where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Next, travel to another town whose charm is more colorful and idyllic, thanks to the influence of Modernism. Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains meet, became an ideal place to practice health tourism, later becoming a curious location where artists of all kinds settled. Today, Sitges has mixed its traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants with musicians, and artists in the streets. On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. See examples of architectural modernism at Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the "Americanos" who became rich from the new continent. The fame of Sitges – the "Saint Tropez of Spain" – is due to its idyllic walk by the sea. See the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace, and the charming "Quiet Corner," where musicians enliven the atmosphere. These spots all lead you to the beach of San Sebastian. End the day enjoying the idyllic location, considered by the New York Times to be the best urban beach in Europe. Relax on one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.

Barcelona: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló Tour

7. Barcelona: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló Tour

Take a complete guided tour of Gaudí’s work and visit three of his residential works in Barcelona. See the Casa Batlló, skip long lines to wander around Park Guell, and embark on a thorough exploration of La Sagrada Família. You will start with the first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property. Enter ahead of the morning crowds and discover the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is a roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona. Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. The part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. You will also visit Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera and Casa Vincensduring the tour. Continue to the La Sagrada Família, with a skip-the-line ticket and an expert on hand to guide your experience. Spend 1-hour exploring almost every corner of the church. Meanwhile, private transport between sites means you will cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own. Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.

Barcelona: Private Casa Batllo & Casa Mila Tour with Tickets

8. Barcelona: Private Casa Batllo & Casa Mila Tour with Tickets

Visit Casa Batllo and Casa Mila on this private walking tour. Get picked up directly from your hotel in Barcelona, enjoy skip-the-line entry once you arrive at the two buildings, and learn from your local guide all about these architectural masterpieces. Begin your private tour by getting picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned car. Hop out at Passeig de Gracia. Take a stroll along the famous avenue, which is one of Barcelona's most important shopping and business areas. It is also home to the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. Visit UNESCO-listed Casa Batlló first – skipping the line at the entrance – known for its fantastical forms inspired by nature. Learn about the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. Next, visit Casa Milà, another UNESCO-listed building. After skipping the line again, take in its undulating stone facade, twisting iron balconies, and rocky exterior. Climb up to the terrace to take in views of the city. Listen to your guide tell you about how Gaudí’s architecture transformed the city.

Barcelona Modernism and Gaudí Walking Tour

9. Barcelona Modernism and Gaudí Walking Tour

Learn about Catalan Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí and his major works on this 3-hour guided tour. Discover the creations of this visionary and hear how he managed to achieve his goals. Marvel at the magnificent basilica, La Sagrada Familia, a work that is still in progress. Hear about the controversy over the interpretation of the façade of the Passion, by Gaudí’s successor, Subirachs. You’ll see other works and important Modernist buildings in Eixample, part of modern Barcelona created in the mid-19th century as the city expanded beyond its medieval walls. Discover the ideals of urban planning of Cerdà and his original vision, in which each interior block had a garden. Highlights of the tour include: • Passeig de Gracia, the city’s most upscale avenue with some amazing architecture • La Pedrera, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, and the last civil work designed by Antoni Gaudí • Casa Calvet, a building created for a textile manufacturer by Catalan architectural genius Antoni Gaudí • Casa Batlló, often interpreted as the surface of the rolling sea in the heart of Barcelona • Casa Lleó Morera, by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, was commissioned in 1902 • Casa Amatller, a building in the Modernist style, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch (along with Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó Morera) • Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church designed by Gaudí, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Casa Comalat, by architect Salvador Valeri i Pupurull, and clearly influenced by Gaudi's organic forms • Palau del Baró de Quadres, by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and a 1900 refurbishment of a residential block on Carrer Rosselló • Casa Terradas o Casa de les Punxes and Palau Montaner

Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

10. Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

Discover the locations where the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones" was filmed in Girona. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona to start your adventure and transfer you to the Old Town of Girona. Your expert guide will show you the magical corners of the city that brought "Game of Thrones" to life. Visit Girona Cathedral, which was used to represent the Great Sept of Baelor. You will also recognize the monumental baroque stairway of the cathedral as the exterior of the Great Sept Baelor in King’s Landing. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, which served as the city of Braavos in the series, where blind Ayra Stark was begging and got attacked by the waif. You'll also learn a little about Girona's fascinating history on this tour. With its perfect location on a hill along the eastern shore of the Onyar River near the French border, Girona flourished during the Middle Ages. Enjoy amazing views from the Medieval city walls and get lost in the maze of winding streets. You'll also see the Arabic Baths, the synagogue, and the Gustave Eiffel Bridge.

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4.4 / 5

based on 265 reviews

Our guide Laura was terrific. She lives in the neighborhood and gave us just the right combination of walking, and history. Our family of 6 adults ages 29-62 all thought she was delightful. She suggested a great place for drinks and tapas. It felt like time spent with a friend in Barcelona, rather than a guide.

Even sleep deprived and fresh off a plane it was great to take in the beauty of casa Mila! The check in process was easy and the the staff were wonderful. Absolutely a can’t miss site and a worth while experience!

The tour was beutiful. The guidance was very interesting and the Casa Milla at night enlighted was a wonderful experiance! Also didn't need to wait on any line, entered directly.

Very interesting and engaging. Well organized and original visit. The place is really worth it

Great experience with great materials and audio to give a real sense of place and history.