Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia Tour
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: Carol Chong
Very personable and thorough explanation of Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia and park areas. The guides held my attention and very concientious in their work.
Reviewer: Gary Thorn
Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The sights were great and beautiful! You can't go wrong with this tour!
Reviewer: S Xie
We stayed in the hotel HCC Montblanc. From the hotel to Sadraga Familia, the map showed less than 3 km so we decided to walk to get there. The location of Julia travel agency was not easy to find. The Barcelona passersby were very friendly and happy to help. The Sagrada Familia is the pride of Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí. Only 20% was completed when he died in 1926. Spain's civil war destroyed almost all of the construction and Gaudi's design plan. The current construction has been built depending on the later generations’ understanding and imagination of Gaudi plan. After the Sagrada Familia, we took the shuttle to Parc Guell garden, and then passed several distinctive housing buildings named Casa Batllo and La Pedrera, all from Gaudi's hand. You can feel the admiration to Gaudi everywhere in this city. The buildings designed by Gaudi have no straight lines and no right angles. One of his famous words is “a straight line belongs to human, the curve belongs to God”.
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.