SAGRADA FAMILIA AND PARK GÜELL HALF DAY GUIDED VISIT
This guided tour offers you the opportunity to visit not only the world famous Sagrada Familia church and Park Güell but also some of the Gaudí’s houses built in Barcelona that nowadays are open to the public, listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Learn about Gaudí’s life and mind, his way of working, the techniques that made possible his amazing designs absolutely revolutionary a hundred years ago, who lived in these unique houses he designed and what people at that time thought about his works..
Do not hesitate a moment to visit the most notorious and famous monuments of Barcelona. There is not a genius of architecture in the whole world like Antoni Gaudí. And it is unforgivable to miss the two most ambitious, mature and unfinished projects of this great character. Declared both heritage of humanity for its complexity, ambition, inspiration and creativity. One located in the example and another in the upper part where you can enjoy an atmosphere and unbeatable views of Barcelona.
This tour focused in Gaudi’s architecture and combine two most important examples of his work. You will have a priority access to Sagrada Familia and learn directly from an expert local official tour guide at your disposal. Listen Antoni Gaudí’s anecdotes and explanations about the symbolism of the building’s intricate figurines and the stunning stained glass windows.
Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi worked on the Sagrada Familia from 1883 until his death in 1926. The unique style of this wonderful artist can be seen throughout the many pieces of architecture Gaudi worked on in Barcelona.
Next stop we visit the Park Güell, UNESCO world heritage site, an unfinished project, commissioned this time by his best friend and patron Eusebi Güell. They together created their world famous park purely for pleasure. Although it never became the planned community that it was meant to be, but it’s now the most fairy-taleish park in Barcelona. You’ll be fascinated by the colors of its mosaic tiles, and you’ll also enjoy great views over Barcelona.
“My client is in no hurry”. Antoni Gaudí believed that God had all the time in the world, so there was no need to rush the completion of the Catalan architect’s most ambitious work, the Sagrada Família.
- Follow the dress code if you are visiting the Sagrada Familia or any other Catholic church. Avoid clothing that exposes a large amount of skin. Wear shorts and skirts that go down at least mid-thigh.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
- If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board, expecialy with transport availible!
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Casa Milà or La Pedrera (outside) is one of the most visited houses by Gaudí because it sits in Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s city centre. It was finished in 1912 and from outside its sight is already very surprising, a massive house made of stone carved to look undulated like the sea. It is possible to access the rooftop, probably the most amazing in town, the attic and one of the apartments.
Casa Batlló (outside) also sits in Passeig de Gràcia, a couple of blocks from La Pedrera. It was finished in 1906. The view from outside is surprising but also its interior will amaze you. The quality and work of the materials used, their shapes and colours everything has been set to make the visitor feel in the ocean, surrounded by seaweed, fish, bubbles. A whole experience!
Park Güell is nowadays a public park but it was supposed to be a private residential area where Gaudí built the road, the main square, market square, entrance and gate buildings. His designs in the park are fairy-tale looking, amazing shapes and colours. From the Park there are great views over the city and the Mediterranean sea.
Sagrada Familia was began in 1882 and it is planned to be finished in 2026. The dimensions and complexity of the project Gaudí designed as well as other reasons made this construction endless. You might have visited hundreds of churches in your life but no-one like Sagrada Familia. Make sure you do not miss this wonder!
*Our tours only include the towers upon request. You need to know that:
It is not possible anymore to just climb the stairs: the way up is now only possible by elevator. However, the number of tickets available is restricted to just a few every hour, for an extra fee.
If there is availability, you are given a specific time to get in the line for the elevator, and after a several minute wait you finally get in the elevator that takes you to almost the top of the towers. From there you must walk down: it is not permitted to use the elevator to go down anymore. The whole process takes almost one hour. (the way down is narrow and occasionally claustrophobic, and it is definitely not for people scared of heights).
WHY GAUDI TOURS
- Skip line at all top sites. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
- Specialized agency in Gaudí and Modernism
- Professional and fully licensed local guides
- Totally flexible.
- Personalized visit adapting to your characteristics, age, condition or interests.
- 24h customer service. Local phone available at the time of booking.
- Small Group preference (1 – 9 people) big Group (9 – 40) extra 5€ p/p for radio guides. We use individual radioguide for each assistant with big group..
- No burdens, no agglomerations, no rush.
- Travel tips from friends: recommendations to help you plan the rest of your stay in Barcelona.
Total per tour up to 9 people: 220€
This private tour can be enjoyed using taxis or having a chauffer-driven car/minivan at your service during the 4 hours of the private tour. It’s your choice
Public Transport (Taxis) – approximate cost of a taxi for one internal trip of the tour: 8 € approx (for every 4 people – incl. guide) or have private transport : chauffer-driven car/minivan up to 6 people: 220 €
chauffer-driven car/minivan (7-13 PAX) (300€)
*Note: Entrance fees to the houses will be added to the final price depending on the number of people.
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