Walks LLC.

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

Magpie ID: FGVHTY
Clear

All Changes

Version 18 – March 05, 2020 15:56

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.
  • 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.
Full Description
  • Sites Visited:
  • Sagrada Família
  • Casa Milà
  • Casa Batlló (outside)
  • Santa María del Mar (from outside)
  • Casa Amatller (outside)
  • Historic Center
  • La Boqueria
  • La Rambla
  • Ancient Roman walls
  • El Call (the Jewish Quarter)
  • Plaça St Jaume
  • Sant Felip Neri Square
  • Carrer Portaferrissa
  • Plaza Nova
  • Barcelona Cathedral & rooftop terrace
  • Plaza del Rey
  • Caganer shop
  • El Born neighborhood 
  • The Old Port (Port Vell) 
  • Maremagnum shopping mall (from outside)
  • Sites Visited:
  • Sagrada Família
  • Casa Milà
  • Casa Batlló (outside)
  • Santa María del Mar (from outside)
  • Casa Amatller (outside)
  • Historic Center
  • La Boqueria
  • La Rambla
  • Ancient Roman walls
  • El Call (the Jewish Quarter)
  • Plaça St Jaume
  • Sant Felip Neri Square
  • Carrer Portaferrissa
  • Plaza Nova
  • Barcelona Cathedral & rooftop terrace
  • Plaza del Rey
  • Caganer shop
  • El Born neighborhood 
  • The Old Port (Port Vell) 
  • Maremagnum shopping mall (from outside)

Version 17 – February 12, 2020 16:02

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.
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • 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.
  • PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable.
  • Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable.
  • All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%.
  • LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS-
  • Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.
  • CHANGES TO THIS POLICY-
  • From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]

Version 13 – February 12, 2020 15:55

Included
Know Before You Go
Know Before You Book

Version 12 – February 12, 2020 15:51

Product Name

Version 8 – October 21, 2019 04:28

Cancellation Notes
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • 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.
  • PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable.
  • Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable.
  • All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%.
  • LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS-
  • Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.
  • CHANGES TO THIS POLICY-
  • From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES- 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. PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES- Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable. All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%. LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS- Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY- From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]

Version 6 – October 18, 2019 03:44

Voucher Info

Version 3 – October 18, 2019 03:39

Terms and Conditions

Version 2 – October 18, 2019 03:37

Cancellation Notes
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES- 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. PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES- Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable. All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%. LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS- Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY- From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.