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Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

1. Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Barcelona at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona, Palau Güell, Plaça Reial and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

2. Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

Start your tour at the famous Ramblas in the heart of the city centre. Walk through the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a finest modernist building and one of Europe's leading opera houses. Have a look at the incredible façade of Palau Guell, where a young Gaudi showed his mastery of light and creating beautiful shapes. Continue your walking tour to discover the Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town. Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, probably the cutest statue you will ever see. Next, take the Montjuic Funicular and enjoy the breathtaking views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. Reach the Montjuic Castle to enjoy a private visit just for your small group. Discover how the Montjuic Castle has been a military fortress since its early beginning, witnessing the change of political power in the city. Enter the dungeons of the several political prisoners that have marked the history of the city. Receive access to the Tower of the Castle, where you can admire 360-degree views over Barcelona. Take the unique chance to shoot your best pictures of Barcelona at sunset.  Continue your tour to pass by the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. Along the way, stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. After your break, get ready to assist to the enchanting show of the Magic Fountain constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition and was meant to be a temporary installation, but the visitors and the people of Barcelona loved it so much that decided to keep it. Be fascinated by the colourful dancing water of the fountain.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Guell Private Tour

3. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Guell Private Tour

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. Learn about the exciting Art Noveau era of the city, Gaudi’s life, and his strange death. Then, stop for lunch and enjoy some typical Barcelona tapas, accompanied by a glass of red wine in a traditional terrace under the trees of a beautiful promenade.  After a relaxing break, a taxi will take you to Park Güell, where Gaudi’s art coexists with nature. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets access to the park, and join your guide in wandering its beautiful paths. After a walk in the park, a taxi will take to your last stop. Visit the most iconic example of Gaudi’s work, the Sagrada Familia. Your guide will show you the different facades of the cathedral, and give you an introduction to the history of the building. Say farewell to your guide and receive your skip-the-line tickets to access the cathedral, as well as an audio guide so you can explore its interior at your own pace.

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Barcelona: Scavenger Hunt Smartphone Game

4. Barcelona: Scavenger Hunt Smartphone Game

See some of the highlights of Barcelona as you complete challenges on your smartphone. Download the app and go to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya. Explore each location and solve the riddle to move on to the next attraction. Use the map to navigate to each place. Pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing.

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Barcelona: Private Gaudí Bike Tour with a Local

5. Barcelona: Private Gaudí Bike Tour with a Local

The one thing no one should miss when going to Barcelona is Gaudi’s art. Enjoy the most unique architectural masterpieces in Europe on a bike! There’s so much to see when you’re biking your way through the city! In this private Gaudí Bike Tour, your private local guide will bring you to the most popular Gaudi sights, while telling you unique stories about the artist’s life. Fall in love with Barcelona and its magical artistic world right away! Begin your journey at Plaça Reial, by the beautiful Gaudi lanterns and enjoy the vibrant city atmosphere. During your bike tour you’ll pass by the most remarkable houses created by the artist and even the hospital where he died. There, your host will share with you the unusual story of Gaudi’s death. Bike your way to the greatest Gaudi work - the famous Sagrada Familia Church. Relax at Parc de la Ciutadella and admire some of Gaudi’s early works before you finish off the artistic part of your tour. Cycle your way back through the city and learn more about the local lifestyle as you take in the city’s vibes and people. This is the plan: Start: Green Bikes Barcelona  Stop 1: Plaça Real  Stop 2: Palau Guell  Stop 3: Hospital  Stop 4: Casa Calvet  Stop 5: Casa Batlló  Stop 6: Casa Milá  Stop 7: Sagrada Familia  Stop 8: Parc de la Ciutadella  Final stop: Green Bikes Barcelona

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Barcelona: Guided City Walking Tour to the Güell Palace

6. Barcelona: Guided City Walking Tour to the Güell Palace

Discover the city of Barcelona as you go on a guided walking tour to the Güell Palace. Pass by historical sites and learn about why the palace was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Start your tour at La Rambla, near the port and very close to the Boquería Market. Hear about the street's history and walk through the stalls that adorn the market. See how the locals shop and interact with the merchants. As you take a stroll, observe the painters, florists, and cafes and restaurants that give life to La Rambla. At the end of the street, catch a glimpse of the Columbus Monument and the Port of Barcelona. Your next and last stop is the Güell Palace, the perfect example of Gaudí's architectural style. Learn about what makes it a World Heritage Site as you listen to your guide's stories about its history.

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Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

7. Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

Our private city tour offers an intimate experience of Barcelona’s best sights, from a unique perspective. Take in the famous La Ramblas, including the Boqueria Market, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Palau Guell. Then continue to the Rayal to explore the Old Town. Next, catch the Montjuic funicular to see some of the best views of Barcelona. While there, you can take a private visit to Montjuic Castle with our expert guide. You can also enter the Tower of the Castle, with 360ª views over Barcelona. After the castle, we see the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. We also stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. Finally, get ready for Barcelona’s famous Magic Fountain show. The mixture of water, light and music will make for a magical ending to a day full of memorable sights.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Buy tickets ahead of time

    Many of the buildings will have long lines, especially the Sagrada Familia. Do yourself a favor and buy the tickets online far ahead of time. Park Güell will assign you a specific time to enter, which makes the experience more serene and worthwhile for everyone.

  • Take the metro everywhere

    It’s pretty easy to navigate. Instead of buying each trip individually, purchase the 10-trip ticket and share it among your travel buddies. It’s much cheaper, nearly 10 trips for 10 euro.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Palace is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00AM to 8:00PM, summer and 10:00AM to 5:30PM, winter.
  • Is it expensive?
    General admission palace tickets start at 12EUR, and go up as you add other ticket packages and perks.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It depends. Some buildings, such as Casa Battló, are best experienced with an audio guide. Since the Sagrada Familia has a lot of detail, a tour guide would be very helpful.
  • How to get there
    Take the metro line 3 to Liceu, or buses 14, 59, 91, and 120, which stop nearby the Palace.
  • Additional information

    • Prices and opening hours to the Gaudí buildings vary, so be sure to check online before you go.

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What people are saying about Guell Palace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

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.

Tour espectacular, as you are in Miquel Arnau, here is a very agradable person, available for you who love Barcelona and the ability to transmit love for Barcelona drummers to tourists as we are. Nos explicó a little sobre la ciudad, despues fuimos a ver El castillo, returning to the cableway. Si quieres hacer an eligie tour in Miquel

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us though the streets of. Barcelona and explained about different areas and what some of the street art stood for Fantastic views and very interesting

Lusi was just great the whole tour was very informative and varied from start to finish

Our guide was very Nice and his knowledge were great