This tour combines a visit of all the worth visiting corners of Barcelona with the entrance in two of the marvelous places designed by Antoni Gaudí, LA SAGRADA FAMILIA and PARK GÜELL. We offer the opportunity to skip the line in both attractions, in order to save your time and provide you a more rewarding stay in Barcelona.
We will pick you up wherever suits you best and will take you by private transportation in a journey through the different faces of Barcelona, while our specialized guide provides a comprehensive picture of its architectonic legacy, its culture and people.
Our tour starts in Plaça Catalunya, the main center of the town, which is connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA. Here we find the most striking facades of private modernist buildings, among which stands out La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. In addition, in the called ‘apple of discord’, we will discover other wonderful examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó - Morera or Casa Ametller.
We immediately head to the historic Gràcia district until the amazing PARK GÜELL. Located on a hill with spectacular views of Barcelona, on these gardens Gaudí mixed his original sense of architecture with the forms of the nature: the result is a place of fantasy of which is impossible not to marvel. Our specialized guide will lead you through the most strangely beautiful corners of the park providing interesting facts and stories to understand the work of Gaudí.
We will follow the footsteps of the architect by entering to the EIXAMPLE. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. We will drive by their regular streets to reach Gaudí’s masterpiece,LA SAGRADA FAMILIA. In a guided visit you will be able to understand the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be in shock by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls, resulting by the organic sense of Gaudí’s architecture.
We will continue towards the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza de Toros Monumental and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for Barcelona skyline. We will reach Bogatell beach from where we will cross the WATERFRONT: through Port Vell (Old Port), the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument -near the iconic La Rambla- to end at the brand new World Trade Center.
From the coastline we’ll climb the MONTJUÏC MOUNTAIN. There it is the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you will enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views over Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain are located the facilities related to the ‘92 Olympics or urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya- influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican – or The National Palace.
From the heights we will head to the center of OLD TOWN. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour through charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. We will stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and we will travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume, where today the City Hall is located.
Tour Duration: 8 hours - All Day
Group: Max.8 persons
Available all the year, not 25-26 December, 1st January
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