Complete Gaudí with Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia Tower Access
- 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 Güell
- Finish with a bang at La Sagrada Familia, where you'll get a complete tour of not just the basilica and its facade, and a pre-reserved tower climb
- 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 Familia.
The name Gaudí is almost synonymous Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect 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 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 the beautiful Park Güell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Familia.
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 Casa Mila, known locally as La Pedrera, or The Stone Quarry (visited from outside). 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 Güell. 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 Familia. 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 Familia, 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 facade to the stained glass windows inside. According to his wishes, Gaudí was buried under the church after his death: a tragic story of which you will hardly believe.
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 Güell and La Sagrada Familia), 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.
- First entrance, skip the line Casa Batlló tickets
- Skip the line Park Güell tickets
- Passionate expert tour guide
- Pre-reserved La Sagrada Familia tickets
- Special access Sagrada Familia tower climb
- Transfer between sites by private vehicle
- Infants (0-4 years): free of charge
- Children (4-12 years): reduced
Passeig de Gràcia, 41, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
In front of "Casa Amatller", next to (Gaudí's) "Casa Batllo", 41 Passeig de Gràcia, 08007 Barcelona. "Passeig de Gracia" metro stop, on lines L4 (yellow) and L3 (green), is 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 away
- 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 heavy rain/wind
- Please note for Sagrada Familia: Respectful clothing is required. There will be a security check before entering the site. Backpacks need to be checked before accessing the towers. For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women and children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
- 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.
- Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
- If you climb the towers, 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
- 20 March 2019 - 31 October 2019: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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