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: David W. Garvin, Jr.
Gaudi was a very interesting architect and this tour of some of his more famous works is worth it. The tour of the Sagrada Familia was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. As usual since there was more to see on the tour, there was not enough time to see everything. The second part of the tour went to Park Guell and then on to see the outside of a couple of his houses. The Park was amazing. The only downside was the tour was conducting in both English and Spanish which made the narrative a little disjointed. The tour was very interesting and worth the time and price.
Reviewer: Bill Wesslund
This was an excellent tour. Good value too, however, it would have been good to know before hand that it did not include transportation. It was really a combination of two tours, and both guides were excellent. The description accurately described the amount of walking, but there were some participants who were not up to the task. The guides were able to manage that adequately.
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”.