Barcelona in a Day: La Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Historic Center & Cathedral Rooftop

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Location: Barcelona
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 7.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights - Take the most comprehensive one-day tour of Barcelona, including more inside access than any similar tour and city strolls of Passeig de Gracia and L’Eixample.
- See the majority of Gaudí’s most famous buildings in Barcelona, including skip the line access to La Pedrera House and a full tour of the Sagrada Família.
- Explore the historic heart of Barcelona, including the old Jewish Quarter, Gothic Quarter, beautiful public squares, El Born Neighborhood and Santa María del Mar.
- Feast your eyes on lovely panoramas from the top of La Pedrera.
- Explore the old port of Barcelona.
- Take in spectacular views from the rooftop terrace following a fully guided tour of the majestic Barcelona Cathedral.
- Enjoy the company of an expert local guide and a maximum of 15 other travelers.
Summary
This tour distills the finest elements of the culture, history, and architecture of Barcelona into a single, unforgettable day that will immerse you in the life of the city, past and present. From the narrow streets of the Barrio Gotíc to the airy splendor of the Sagrada Família and Gaudí’s most famous houses, we cover more of the city than any other tour on the market and sprinkle the day with surprises - like incredible views from the Barcelona Cathedral rooftop! If you don’t have a lot of time but want to really get an insider’s view of the city, this is the perfect experience for you.
Description
Your day begins at the iconic Sagrada Família, where you’ll meet your expert guide and no more than 15 fellow travelers. Before you go inside you’ll be able to snap a few pictures at the nicest viewpoint of the church, then take a stroll around to see the various facades of and learn why they look so different. As you tour the inside, your guide will share Gaudí’s extraordinary life story with you, pointing out the elements and details of his work that will give you a deep insight into the mind of one of the most unique geniuses of the 20th century. After a full tour of the sanctuary - including a peek into Gaudí’s crypt - you’ll also step into the museum to learn exactly how Gaudí planned this puzzle-box of a building and why his methods were truly groundbreaking. 

Aside from the Sagrada Família, the houses that Gaudí designed in in the late 20th century are his most beloved works in Barcelona. For the next part of your tour, you’ll hop on a quick subway across town. En route, your guide will give you plenty of tips and hints on how to use public transport in the city and the best ways to get around. Back above ground, you’ll step out onto the Passeig de Gracia, which has the highest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in all of Europe. Here you’ll see the Casa Batlló, the Casa Amatller, and the Casa Lleó Morera. As you study their facades your guide will point out the very Gaudí-esque details that you might miss and help you understand what makes each structure so special. All of this will help you put your next stop, the Casa Mila / La Pedrera, into context as you take a full tour of its stunning interior.

As you move through the organic, undulating rooms (try to find a right angle - we dare you) which still contain period furniture, you’ll get a feel for what it was actually like to live in a space designed by one of the greatest architects to ever live. No tour is complete without stepping onto the roof, which is arguably the best in Barcelona. Considered a masterpiece of outdoor sculpture, each chimney has been sculpted into a different totem, giving it the feel of an open-air art gallery. 

After hopping back on the metro and taking a quick stroll down Barcelona’s most famous pedestrian street, La Rambla, you’ll break for lunch. It’s not included but your guide will give you recommendations on where to eat at any price point and taste, including some amazing stalls in the Boqueria Market. We always work with local guides, and they will never recommend a spot where they wouldn’t eat themselves.

In the afternoon, you’ll reconvene in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter for a stroll through the history of the City. Walking past Roman Walls that date back thousands of years, you’ll learn how this city went from a provincial fishing village to the heart of an entire region unified by a very hairy king. 

Inside the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral - and after skipping any lines with your special access tickets! - you’ll enjoy a fully guided tour of the impressive space, before making your way up to the rooftop where majestic views over the city await. 

Continuing on through the city you’ll explore some of its most beloved areas - such as Gaudí’s favorite square. You’ll also learn about Barcelona’s old Jewish community, the dark history of the Spanish Inquisition, and the Spanish Civil war as you visit spots like the Old Jewish Quarter, Sant Felip Neri Square, and the Plaça St Jaume. You’ll see the city’s second most iconic church in the neighborhood of El Born and a shop selling trinkets you won’t find anywhere else in the world; the only hint we’ll give you is that they’re an ode to Catalonians’ near obsession with the topic of digestion. 

As your tour comes to a close, don’t forget to ask your guide for restaurant recommendations and suggestions for other things to see and do! Now that you’ve seen Barcelona in a day, the rest of the city is at your fingertips.


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets at Casa Milà
Pre-reserved tickets for the Sagrada Família
Skip-the-line tickets and tour of Barcelona Cathedral
Special access to Cathedral rooftop terrace
Public transport tickets
Expert local guide
Excluded Lunch
Entrance to Casa Batllo
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Please remember that the attire must be appropriate for the Sagrada Famílial visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (e.g scarf) with you to put them on before entering to the holy areas. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Please note there will be a security check before entering la Sagrada Familia.
The rooftop terrace of Casa Mila might inaccessible during heavy rain.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

Dress Code: Please remember that the attire must be appropriate for the Sagrada Famílial visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (e.g scarf) with you to put them on before entering to the holy areas.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-12
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.404887, 2.1734887
Address: Gaudi's Avenue, Av. de Gaudí 2, Barcelona, 20805, ES
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/KFC/@41.404887,2.1734887,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x12a4a2dcb53318a5:0x9640a16b29c0fdc7!8m2!3d41.4048873!4d2.1745835
Notes: This tour meets at "Gaudi's Avenue" (Av. de Gaudí 2, 208025 Barcelona), next to La Sagrada Familia. Your guide will be standing in the middle of the avenue, in front of an old fashioned, wrought iron lamp post, holding a WALKS sign. The meeting point is between KFC and Burger King. The metro stop is "Sagrada Familia", on lines L2 (purple) and L5 (blue). Please be aware that there are multiple metro exits.
Start Location Notes Gaudi's Avenue, Av. de Gaudí 2, Barcelona, 20805, ES
End Location Address Moll d'España, 5 (Port Vell), Barcelona, 08005, ES
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.37445, 2.182652
Address: Moll d'España, 5 (Port Vell), Barcelona, 08005, ES
Notes:
Start Location Notes Gaudi's Avenue, Av. de Gaudí 2, Barcelona, 20805, ES
End Location Address Moll d'España, 5 (Port Vell), Barcelona, 08005, ES

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €109.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €104.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request
2020-2021 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €118.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €113.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020-2021 Pricing
Option Description From 1 November 2020 onward
Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description Until 31 October 2020

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ What should I wear in the Sagrada Familia and other religious sites?

Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (e.g., a scarf) with you, and to put them on before entering to the holy sites.

Can I bring a bag with me into the Sagrada Familia?

Yes, but you can only bring small bags and backpacks. They will be checked before you enter the church.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption