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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, and discover the beautiful basilica at your own pace. Learn about its history with an included audio guide. Find out firsthand why Gaudi's iconic work — its impressive facades and interior — is one of Spain's most visited monuments. Admire a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms in this UNESCO-listed structure that dominates the Barcelona skyline. Gaudi began working on the true symbol of Barcelona in 1882, and the Sagrada Familia remains a work in progress today. Although unfinished, the basilica remains a must-see. 

Barcelona: Casa Batlló Entry with Self-Audioguide Tour

2. 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

3. 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

Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

4. Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

Make your visit to the Sagrada Familia unforgettable with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Gaudí’s masterpiece. See the Basilica’s dream-like façade and interior in a small-group or private tour setting accompanied by an expert guide. During the tour you will learn about the ongoing construction, the current predicted completion date, and the generations of craftspeople, architects and artists learned how to bring Gaudi’s vision to life. Your guide will meet you outside, starting the tour with a little introduction before heading to the Basilica’s entrance. After you’ve headed through security, hear all about the Nativity Façade, the first completed section of the Basilica. Next, you will step into the interior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the world created by the intense colored light from the stained glass windows and the branch-like columns extending over the ceiling. Gaudí intended for the interior to look and feel like a walk through the woods, with the light exuding a sense of sifting through forest leaves.  As you exit the Basilica you will hear about the Passion Façade, representing the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Experience the drama of the Passion through the tower’s stark and angular sculptures. This façade, like most of the Sagrada Familia, was built after Gaudí’s death.  Head to Sagrada Familia Schools next, designed for the children of the workers building the Sagrada Familia. Hear how it was reconstructed more than once and even moved locations to make way for the Basilica.  Your last stop will be the Sagrada Familia Museum, where your guide will share original sketches and plans with you that demonstrate the complexity of Gaudi's architecture and vision. Find artifacts here from Gaudi’s life and the Basilica's own history, like his upside-down model of the Basilica.

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

5. 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: Guided Segway Tour

6. Barcelona: Guided Segway Tour

After a quick training session, we will set off on our Segways from Barcelona beach to discover the highlights of the city. Glide down to the old port area of Port Vell, redeveloped as part of an urban renewal program prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics. Stop in front of the monument to Christopher Columbus, built in 1888 to commemorate his first voyage to the Americas. Travel along the famous La Rambla on the way to the green oasis of Parc de la Ciutadella in the 19th-century district of L'Eixample. Admire the Arc de Triomf before heading to Port Olimpic to check out the Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts twin towers. We will end the tour with a visit to the regenerated area of Forum Park, built for the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

7. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery & Natural Park Hike

Discover the mountain village of Montserrat on a guided tour from Barcelona. Visit the Monastery of Montserrat and explore the tranquil surroundings of Montserrat National Park. Start in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia before journeying by bus to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat. Admire the Massif of Montserrat on the way to the monastery. Take in this spectacular rocky, multi-peaked range packed with unique needle-shaped formations. Visit the still-functioning monastery that houses over 70 monks and was founded in the 11th century.  Learn about the monastery’s history and ventures dating back nearly a thousand years. Next, board the Sant Joan Railway and observe the area’s natural beauty. Follow an easy hiking trail with a specialized guide along the Montserrat Natural Park. Relax after the hike and taste the traditional Catalan dessert, Mel i Mato, which is made up of cheese drizzled with honey from local farmers. Enjoy a sweet end to your Montserrat tour.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour with Optional Tower Access

8. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour with Optional Tower Access

Get up close and personal to all the details of the Sagrada Familia on a guided tour. Skip the long lines on arrival, and then learn everything about Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece from your expert guide. Hear how Gaudí was inspired by different aspects of life, such as nature, to create his unique style of architecture. Enter the unfinished basilica and be inspired by the light that enters through the stained glass windows in a timeless atmosphere. Visit all 5 floors of the cathedral, and get access to the tower (if option selected) to enjoy panoramic views of the amazing streets and monuments of Barcelona.

Barcelona: La Pedrera Night Experience

9. 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: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

10. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Embark on a tour that starts with a walking tour across the Passeig de Gràcia and Gothic Quarter. Climb aboard a helicopter and take in the panoramic view of the city skylines and the Mediterranean Sea. Then, take a boat ride and get the sea view, witnessing Barcelona from land, sky, ad sea. Meet your guide and walk along the impressive and most important aristocratic boulevards of Barcelona. Admire the luxury stores that line the sides of the streets, and take in the quality of the historic buildings. Witness the Jewels of Catalonia's home-grown art nouveau, modernism, and the later movement. Understand the difference in architecture with works by Antoni Gaudi like the Casa Batlli and Casa Mila (La Pedrera) that are no declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Continue to the Gothic Quarter and see Plaça Catalunya and the Cathedral tucked away in a hidden corner and Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall. Gaze at the palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia, before wandering through the old Jewish Quarter. There, picture the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi and down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell. To end this unique experience, board a boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by your guide.

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Sagrada Familia was on our list for so long and this ticket got us skip the line option, audio guide which we could listen at out own pace, ticket to museum and to lift (we didn't go because line was to long). This is a magnificent experience and basilica is amazing.

Very good tour, the guide himself was so enthusiastic about the Sagrada Familia that it was an experience to absorb his enthusiasm. The explanations and guidance were also great. Highly recommended.

Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable as he answered all questions. I highly recommend to take a guided tour.

A must see in Barcelona. Super fast and easy to get in and start walking the tour. Audio guide was very helpful!

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