Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Extended Sagrada Família with Tower Climb

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Location: Barcelona
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 5.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights - With first entrance at Casa Batlló, you’ll explore Gaudí’s most impressive residential work with smaller crowds.
- See how Gaudí’s style developed with an outside visit to his flamboyant early creation, Casa Vicens, and the more refined Casa Mila, aka La Pedrera.
- Hop aboard a private minibus and head for the hills, and a guided, skip the line tour of Park Guell.
- Finish with a bang at La Sagrada Família, where you’ll get a complete tour of the basilica and its façade, and a pre-reserved tower climb (no waiting in line).
- Traveling with an expert, licensed guide who’s passionate about all-things-Gaudí, you’ll spot the details missed by so many visitors – like the religious allegory in the Casa Batlló or the masterful use of stained glass in the Sagrada Família.
- Transfers by private minibus mean we cover more ground than possible on foot.
- Small groups of 15 people or fewer keep your experience intimate, while all-inclusive pricing (including ticket costs of over €40) means no hidden charges.
Summary
No other tour offers such a deep insight into the life and work of Antoni Gaudí, with first entrance at Casa Batlló; stops at La Pedrera (outside visit) and his early work at Casa Vicens; a skip the Line tour of Park Guell; and a complete exploration of La Sagrada Família, including tower climb & priority entrance.
Description
The name Gaudí is almost synonymous Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect (and maybe its favorite son, if you don’t count the soccer players) has come to embody the style and joie de vivre of a city deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. This is Barcelona at its vibrant, playful best.
 
On this, the most complete tour available of Gaudí’s work, we visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long lines to wander beautiful Park Guell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família.
 
Your tour starts with first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property (and certainly his most-visited). Entering ahead of the morning crowds, you’ll discover some of the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is the roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona.
 
The best thing about Gaudí was that his work was constantly changing and adapting to the styles and materials of the time. You’ll see this clearly with our next two visits, to his other residential properties. First is a guided tour of the outside of Casa Mila, known locally as La Pedrera, or The Stone Quarry. You’ll see why as you stand and gaze at this imposing block. On first glance, it can seem a little drab but once you learn how its face was assembled and then carefully carved, inch by inch, we bet you’ll feel differently.
 
The facade of Casa Vincens is a totally different experience. One of Gaudí’s earliest works, it is colourful and flamboyant in the over-the-top manner of an architect still developing his own style and vernacular. 
 
Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. Part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. Not least because it’s all incredibly functional, with a secret drainage system, visual illusions and stone benches designed for perfect ergonomics. Don’t forget to bring a camera, the park is home to the best viewpoint in Barcelona.  Since this became a ticketed site a few years ago, entrance lines have become extremely long – so it’s a good thing you have Skip the Line Access. 
 
Your tour ends, as Gaudí himself did – in the La Sagrada Família. In the final years of the architect’s life he abandoned all other projects, and much of his life in general, to work on this magnificent and completely unique church. He even went door to door collecting donations and moved into its basement so he could work around the clock. It’s an incredible representation of everything that made him such a unique talent – so much detail and symbolism, blending the natural and human world together in a riot of colors, shapes and characters.
 
It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, so it’s lucky you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself, from its detailed façade to the stained glass windows inside.  
Your tour also includes pre-reserved access to ascend one of the church towers, for incredible views over Barcelona and beyond.
 
Due to the popularity of Gaudí and his works, we’ll find long lines outside all three of the sites we enter (Casa Batlló, Park Guell & La Sagrada Família), but with pre-reserved entrance to each, we’ll sail straight inside. With small groups of 15 people or fewer and headsets for every guest, you’ll find it easy to hear and interact with your guide. Meanwhile our private transport between sites means you’ll cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own.
 
Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.


Commentary English: Guide
Included First entrance Skip the Line Casa Batlló tickets
Skip the Line Park Güell tickets
Pre-reserved La Sagrada Família tickets
Special access Sagrada Família tower climb
Transfer between sites by private vehicle
Passionate expert tour guide
Headsets
Excluded Snacks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
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 note that the rooftop terrace of Casa Batllo or Towers of Sagrada Familia might not be accessible during a rain/heavy wind.
Please find below general regulations of la Sagrada Familia:
There will be a security check before entering the site.
Backpacks need to be checked before accessing the towers. Please be aware there are lockers next to the lift, you need a €1 coin to use a locker.
For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women & children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers.
Please remember that the attire must be appropriate for the Cathedral visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
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 Cathedral visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-03-01
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

Availability Notes

From To Notes
October 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 8:45 AM Departure - Daily (except: 24 Dec 2020, 25 Dec 2020, 26 Dec 2020, 01 Jan 2021, 05 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 24 Jun 2021, 11 Sep 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.3914803, 2.1649813
Address: Casa Amatller, 41 Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, 08007, ES
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Casa+Amatller/@41.3914803,2.1649813,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x297ef3aac106cf40?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNrrGD_srYAhXJLlAKHUZNDw8Q_BIIiwEwDg
Notes: "Passeig de Gracia" metro stop, on lines L4 (yellow) and L3 (green), is a few minutes walk away, but please keep in mind that this metro stop has several exits and that there's a train station with the same name a few blocks farther.
Start Location Notes Casa Amatller, 41 Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, 08007, ES
End Location Address La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, 08013, ES
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.4036299, 2.1743558
Address: La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, 08013, ES
Notes:
Start Location Notes Casa Amatller, 41 Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, 08007, ES
End Location Address La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, 08013, 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 €149.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €144.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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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. If you are going to climb the towers you have to leave backpacks in security lockers located at the base of the towers and costing €1.00.

Does this tour always visit the Sagrada Familia Towers?

The only times the towers close are during high winds and heavy rains. Although this does happen, it isn't a regular occurrence. For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women & children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers. Also, children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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