There is a reason the Sagrada Familia Cathedral has become the most visited attraction in Spain. Your Gaudi architecture tour begins with a visit the astonishing interior of this church, designed in a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. This breathtaking cathedral combines architecture, nature, and religion for a one-of-a-kind design that features spectacular vaults reaching seventy meters high. Experience the historical and cultural significance of this masterpiece while touring the Sagrada Familia Museum and learning about the man behind the work, Antoni Gaudi.
Continue your tour at the Parc Guell, a large garden park in which Gaudi strove to achieve the perfect integration of architectural elements in nature. Sitting on a hillside, the construction takes in the geography in a series of steps and plazas. Envisioned as a planned community area, the project was never finished. UNESCO has declared Parc Guell an artistic monument and a human heritage site. Although there is not time to see the entire park, the most important sites are seen.
Next, head to the Paseo de Gracia to drive past two of Gaudi's beautifully strange residential buildings, including Casa Batllo, once a private home, and La Pedrera, a very unique apartment building.
Your Barcelona tour concludes near the Picasso Museum, giving you the option to continue exploring classic art or to strike out on your own in Barcelona. Don't miss some of history's most influential art and architecture when your visit Barcelona.
Reviewer: Nancy Mcquaid
Very informative, interesting, fascinating architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Lots of walking.
Reviewer: Patti Mills-Roy
The tour of the Sagrada Familia was excellent even though we had a fairly large group as the guide was very good and we were able to hear her with the headsets throughout the building. The 2nd part of the tour was not quite as good primarily due to the fact that it was bilingual and the group was much too large. The guide was still very good, but tough to hear a lot of the time based on the size of the group and the difficulty having to repeat everything in 2 different languages. We were a little disappointed. Also had to go quite far to get the tour vs. being able to walk off the ship easily to catch other tours.
Reviewer: Rose Rehman
Best tour ever! Guides were knowledgeable and very open to questions. Although quite lengthy would have even liked more time at the main sites.Loved it!!
Reviewer: Edward J. Weinkam
The scope of the tour was very good. Access to the Sagrada was well coordinated. The second part of the tour was somewhat less enjoyable or informative. The tour guide was not sensitive to the fact that she had a large group and spoke to the limited audience directly in front of her. This was problematic to a lesser degree on the first part of the tour. Nonetheless, it was a good tour.
Reviewer: Joni Plourd
A great tour with a very informative tour guide inside and outside the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia Basilica. This was our second visit and there is lots of additions since 2013. The Parc Guell was really cool and the tour guide again very good. Following Parck Guell, went to Paseo de Gracia for an exterior tour of Casa Batilo and La Pedrera. Very good tour and reasonable for all we did!