It’s not until you first lay eyes of the Sagrada Família that you truly appreciate its massive scale and myriad, minute details. With tall, spires that seem to defy gravity, countless figures from both the human and natural world, the facades of Gaudí’s most ambitious project impressive and astound over 3 million visitors per year. Today, it’s the most visited building in Spain. Your English-speaking local guide, an expert in all things Gaudí, will share insider stories and anecdotes throughout your tour, truly bringing this iconic building to life.
After having visited the Sagrada Familia, you will catch a private, air-conditioned bus transfer to Park Güell, another of Gaudí’s most renowned works, built on the slopes of the Carmel Hill for the Güell family between 1900 and 1914. The architectural design of Park Güell is perhaps the truest testament to Gaudí's love of nature. The wave-like walls of stone and cement seem to grow up from the ground. Just like the plants that surround them, and the vibrant colors of his signature “trencadís” tile mosaics cover the walls, ceilings, benches, and more, with the famous lizard/dragon figure, known as “El Drac”, serving as the centerpiece of the park’s entrance and a must-have photo opportunity. Hear about this history and details of this wondrous outdoor work of art from your guide, then enjoy an hour of free time to relax and take in the forms, colors, and spectacular panoramic view of Barcelona before your transfer back to the city center.