Discover Antoni Gaudi’s Modernist masterpieces on a 3.5-hour afternoon tour of Barcelona, led by an expert local guide! After admiring close-up views of façade of La Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, continue to Park Güell for a skip-the-line tour. Ogle the park’s sculptures, terraces and mosaic-embellished walls, and then finish with a stroll down Passeig de Gràcia for photos by the former private residences of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera (Casa Milà).
After meeting your guide in central Barcelona, set off on your afternoon tour with a stroll to La Sagrada Familia, arguably one of the most prized of Gaudi’s architectural works. Make your way around the outside of the UNESCO-listed cathedral, gazing up at its sky-piercing spires, and learn about its history from your guide. Created during the artist’s final days, the cathedral remains unfinished but is said to have been his most ambitious project.
From the cathedral, follow your guide to Park Güell, an extensive garden complex located on the hill of El Carmel that was also designed by Gaudi. Known for its architectural features with mosaic terraces, curved walls and eye-catching sculptures, the park attracts lengthy entrance lines. Skip past the lines with your fast-track ticket, and head inside to explore the abundance of pretty walkways and leafy parkland with your guide.
Having admired the colorful mosaics, statues and architecture inside the park, continue to Passeig de Gràcia in central Barcelona. On a stroll down the street, stop to see two of Gaudi’s home-turned-museums: Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Learn how the wealthy Batlló and Milà families commissioned the artist to create their residences, and of the controversy that the attention-grabbing abodes created.
Pose for photos in front of the buildings, say your goodbyes to your guide, and then finish your tour near Casa Batlló.