BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS + SAGRADA FAMILIA SHORE EXCURSION

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BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS + SAGRADA FAMILIA SHORE EXCURSION

The most complete Barcelona experience with entrance at its most important building, La Sagrada Familia.

If you have more than a little time in Barcelona choose our most comprehensive experience of the city combined with an extensive visit to Gaudí masterpiece, LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

We also provide the opportunity to save your time: avoid the queues and marvel the temple of Modernism, the representative building in the city.

We will pick you up wherever you want and will take you by private transportation on a tour of all the worth visiting corners that define Barcelona just the way it is. Thanks to our specialized guides not only get a panoramic perspective of the city, dive also in the different faces of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, its culture and people.

Our tour starts in Plaça Catalunya, the main center of the town, which is connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA. Here we find some of the most striking facades of private modernist buildings, among which stands out La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. In addition, in the called ‘apple of discord’, we will discover other wonderful examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó - Morera or Casa Ametller.

We will follow the footsteps of the architect by entering to the EIXAMPLE. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. We will drive by their regular streets to reach an area composed by the modernist hidden gem, Hospital de Sant Pau, and by Gaudí’s masterpiece,LA SAGRADA FAMILIA.
This tour allows you to enter in the most important Barcelona highlight, skipping the line. In a guided visit you will be able to understand the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be in shock by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls, resulting by the organic sense of Gaudí’s architecture.

The tour will continue at the CIUTAT VELLA neighborhood, making a first stop in Arc de Triomf (Triumphal Arch). Near it is located the PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA (Citadel Park), the old fortress of the city. On the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, in the park were emplaced many facilities and constructions that we can see now such as The Castle of the Three Dragons, the monumental Cascade – with interventions of Gaudí - or the sculpture ‘The Grief’, located in the middle of a lake. Today these public gardens have become a major center for leisure and recreation for the inhabitants of Barcelona.

Then we will move to the WATERFRONT, opened to the Mediterranean sea. We will cross the coast from Port Vell (Old Port), through the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument -near the iconic La Rambla- to end at the brand new World Trade Center.

From the coastline we will climb the MONTJUÏC MOUNTAIN. There it is the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you will enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views over Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain are located the facilities related to the ‘92 Olympics- the remodeled Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki – or urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya- influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican – or  The National Palace.

From the heights we will head to the center of OLD TOWN. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour through charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. We will stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and we will travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume, where today the City Hall is located.

Tour Highlights

  • PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA
    The most wealthy and luxurious street of Barcelona also houses our most distinctive architecture, the Catalan modernism. Marvel at the surprising facades of Gaudi’s houses (Casa Batlló and Milà, also known as la Pedrera) and discover the ‘apple of discord’ – the word ‘manzana’ (apple) means also in Spanish "block of houses”.
  • EIXAMPLE DISTRICT
    Projected by Ildefons Cerdà, its plan was approved by the authorities in 1859 in order to expand the city. His idea of urbanism was revolutionary and utopian, and we can see it in their regular streets and the form of its blocks.
  • SAGRADA FAMILIA
    Simply the emblem of Barcelona, there’s no words to describe the feelings inside the temple of Modernism. The organic forms of its structure, the light that enters by its stained glasses and the symbolism of the sculptures that houses, will provide your most shocking experience in the city.
  • PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA
    The old fortress of the town is today a beautiful garden full of charming places to get lost and relax. Different constructions from Universal Exhibition of 1888 remain,

Tour Duration: 8 hours - All Day

Group: Max.8 persons

Includes
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere
  • Tour in car or minivan
  • Professional Guide
  • Ticket to Sagrada Familia
Where?

Barcelona


Available all the year, not 25-26 December, 1st January

BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS + SAGRADA FAMILIA SHORE EXCURSION

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