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Gaudi and Artistic Barcelona Afternoon Tour

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Highlights

  • Travel the city which combines modern and historic architecture in a unique way.
  • Visit the extraordinary landmarks by Antoni Gaudí, the world's best-known architect from Barcelona's art-nouveau period
  • See some of the magnificent buildings like the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló.

Overview

Barcelona is world renowned for its incomparable architecture; particularly the work of Antonio Gaudi. This Barcelona tour introduces some of Gaudi’s masterpieces and an expert guide will help you to understand the unique vision of the man who shaped Barcelona.

Barcelona sightseeing is incomplete without seeing the spectacular Sagrada Familia, richly and symbolically decorated, where vaults reach up to seventy meters and this tour allows you plenty of time to explore this masterpiece.

Visit the Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep an eye on your watch; it's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park, Its Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark.

Travel along the Paseo de Gracia where you will see some of Gaudi’s famous apartment buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

Itinerary

Your Barcelona sightseeing tour starts at 3:30pm. Accompanied by a bi-lingual guide, you will travel in an air-conditioned coach.

Your Barcelona tour starts at Julia Travel Office and then travel to the Sagrada Familia or Holy Family Cathedral where we begin our Walking Tour of the exterior. One of the must-see Barcelona attractions the cathedral, designed by Antonio Gaudi, it is an amazing piece of architecture that remains unfinished even after 100 years. Marvel at the expressionist artwork of the cathedral and its Nativity Façade where the theme of Christ’s birth and childhood is depicted. You will have plenty of time to explore the grounds and take photographs, entrance to the Sagrada Familia is not included.

Continuing your Barcelona tour you will reach Güell Park. This beautiful public park was created by Gaudi and declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO. Guell Park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings and offers wonderful views over Barcelona. You will have time at leisure to explore the park.

Your next stop is the Paseo de Gracia. This is one of Barcelona’s most elegant avenues and one of the best architectural walks in the city. Two of the highlights are Casa Milà, (also known as La Pedera), an apartment complex by Antonio Gaudi which is a fine example of Modernism. Here you will also see Gaudi’s famous and colourful Casa Batlló. Casa Batlló is one of three buildings which makes up Barcelona’s so called “Block of Discord” – the name is given due to the fact that the block contains three apartment complexes, all with such unique designs that they clash with each other.

The tour ends near the Casa Batlló at Paseo de Gracia 43, nearby is the Picasso Museum. A very popular option is to stay in the area and visit the museum (entrance fee not included in the tour price), otherwise you can re-board the coach and you will be taken back to the starting.

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Reviews

The tour was too short. Did not rally have enough time to appreciate the areas of interest. Too many to see but so short a time. Make the tour longer even if you have to... Bernadette A Altarejos

I had fun, thank you very much. Everything was great. I just wished that the bus stopped for us to take photos of the two works of Gaudi along the P. Gracia. The tour guide... PENELOPE FASCHINGEDER

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4½ hours

Start time

Start time: 1530h (3:30pm)
Duration: 4½ hours

Meeting point

Please make your way to the local activity operator’s office at Calle Balmes, 5, Barcelona. (The closest Metro station is Universitat).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point, alternatively you may choose to be dropped of at the Picasso Museum (entrance at own expense)

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Inclusions

  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Expert bi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Walking Tour Parque Güell with entrance, Walking Tour outside Sagrada Familia; Walking Tour Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà and Casa Batlló)

Exclusions

  • Meals & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entrance to the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum
  • Entrance to Casa Milà, Casa Batlló

Do/Dont's

The tour involves walking, please wear comfortable shoes.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

Please arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the tour.

Those wishing to end their Barcelona sightseeing tour with a visit to the Picasso Museum should be aware that the museum is not open on Sundays and Mondays

From 02 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15 we will visit Parc Guell before Sagrada Familia.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Tour was too short but really good" The tour was too short. Did not rally have enough time to appreciate the areas of interest. Too many to see but so short a time. Make the tour longer even if you have to...
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