Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Extended Sagrada Família with Tower Climb

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No other tour offers such a deep insight into the life and work of Antoni Gaudí, with visits to Casa Batlló; stops at La Pedrera and his early work at Casa Vicens; a skip the Line tour of Park Guell; and a complete exploration of La Sagrada Família, including tower climb & priority entrance.

Our guide to Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Extended Sagrada Família with Tower Climb

Join your local expert guide and a small group of 15 people or fewer to see Gaudí’s most impressive work.
 
The name Gaudí is almost synonymous Barcelona. The city’s favourite architect (and maybe its favourite son, 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, the 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 Guell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família.
 
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 a 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. 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 Guell. Part-fanciful explosion of colour, 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 Família. 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 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 in a riot of colours, shapes and characters.
 
It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, however, luckily, you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself, from its detailed façade to the stained glass windows inside. 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 Guell & La Sagrada Família), 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, the 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.

Departs

Varies, please see calendar.

Start times

8.45am

Duration

Around 5 hours 15 minutes.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Extended Sagrada Família with Tower Climb

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes before 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 a rain/heavy wind.
  • There will be a security check before entering la Sagrada Familia
  • 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.
  • For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women & children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers.
  • 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. 
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tours depart precisely at the scheduled tour start time. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refund requests are not honoured per policy. For most tours, it is not logistically possible to join the group after it has started.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given on cancellations made more than 72 hours before tour commencement. Cancellations received within 72 hours before the tour are non-refundable. We will, however, do our best to reschedule you for another tour. Please note, this is subject to availability and price changes.

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