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Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

1. Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

From Plaza Catalunya, the tour begins with a lovely walk through the oldest part of the city. Explore the charming Gothic Quarter, a maze of narrow streets filled with Roman and medieval architecture. Your informative guide will take you to the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James’ Square. Head to the famous Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district, then take a well-deserved rest with a coffee at a local cafe. After this you’ll be taken in a comfortable coach to Montjuic, to see incredible views over the city. The next stop is at the Sagrada Familia. Learn the history and the intriguing symbolism of the basilica. Tour the outside facades, then skip the lines and head inside to see the incredible interior. Afterwards, enjoy a glass of regional wine and sample the local delicacy of acorn-fed Iberico ham.  Continue to Park Guell on Tibidabo mountain to admire the marvelous city gardens. The final stop on the tour will be at the zenith of Gaudi’s work, the masterpiece La Pedrera. Again you’ll be guaranteed skip-the-line access to this beautiful monument. The tour will end back in the city center, a short walk from Plaza Catalunya.

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Private Full Day Tour Of Barcelona's Highlights

2. Private Full Day Tour Of Barcelona's Highlights

You will be picked up in a private vehicle at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona and start your private tour in the heart of the city. You will start the tour through the oldest part of the city - the charming Gothic Quarter - discover a maze of quaint, narrow streets full of Roman and medieval architecture. You will then visit the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James Square. You'll be able to see part of the Roman wall and the medieval area of Barcelona. You end this portion of the tour with a visit to Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district and then take a rest and treat yourself to coffee and a croissant at a local cafe. Afterwards, you head over, in a comfortable private vehicle, to Montjuic - the site of the 1929 International Exposition and the 1992 Olympic Games and you visit one of the best viewpoints to see the city. From there, you continue down to Spain Square and the Eixample district with its impressive modernist buildings and then you continue on to the Sagrada Familia. Here, you'll learn all about the history and the intriguing mystical symbolism of the Basilica, tour the outside facades that are still under construction and see the incredible interior that will leave you speechless. In addition to a detailed explanation of the facades from your private guide, you will also have skip-the-line tickets to go inside. Best of all, after the visit, only steps away from the Sagrada Familia, you will enjoy a glass of regional wine and you'll have the opportunity to sample one of the cherished local delicacies  Acorn-fed Ibericus Ham. Top it off with a glass of Cava (Catalan Champagne). Continue to Parc Guell on Tibidabo mountain where the city is beneath your feet and you can admire the marvelous city gardens - another astounding Antoni Gaudi designed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Last, but certainly not least, you will visit the zenith of Gaudi’s work, a true masterpiece - La Pedrera. Here, again, you will skip the line and go straight in. You will get to see the interior of this unique building, a private acquisition for the Mila family, and afterwards you will get to go up to the roof and enjoy a unique perspective of Passieg de Gracia below. Here is where the tour ends, in the center of the city.

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Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

3. Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental - and incomplete - Sagrada Familia. You can save up to two hours queueing in the summer! After your visit inside the church, we'll continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid 19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. We end the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

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Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

4. Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

Discover Barcelona and understand the Catalan way of life with the help of a local Catalan guide and know the real story of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Visit the most charismatic and important places of the city, get panoramic views at the top of Montjuic Park, and travel along the city coastline. Begin your tour driving to Montjuic hill to observe the panoramic views of Barcelona from the top, get familiar with its dimension, the skyline, and most iconic places. Continue through the city, visiting the most famous Basilica in Southern Europe, The Sagrada Familia from the outside (tickets in advance to visit inside). Learn the history behind Gaudi's works, visiting also from the outside La Pedrera House and Casa Batllo along the Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya. Travel along the beach area and stop at viewpoints to take some memorable photos. Take a short (optional) walk through the Gothic Quarter, Roman Ruins, Jewish Quarter, the City Hall, and the Cathedral of Barcelona (optional inside visit).

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Barcelona: Full-Day Historical and Gaudí Highlights Tour

5. Barcelona: Full-Day Historical and Gaudí Highlights Tour

Start the tour with a guided walk through the small and narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. See Las Ramblas, the Cathedral Square, The Cathedral, the Old Jewish Quarter, among other interesting places. Enjoy free time to visit the Cathedral by yourself. Next, board a bus to start your panoramic tour around the rest of the city. Pass by Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, the Triumph Arc, the Olympic Village, and the Olympic Port. Then, access Montjuic Mountain and see the Olympic stadium. Enjoy 360º panoramic views of Barcelona. After that, return to the city center, passing through Espanya Square. Admire the magical fountains, the twin Venetian Towers, the MNAC, and Las Arenas shopping center. Arrive in Catalunya Square and end up in front of Hard Rock Café. In the 2nd part of the tour, visit some of the most important works of Antoni Gaudí. First, take a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia. Discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation. Head back to the bus and set off for Park Güell with incredible panoramic views of the city. Finish the tour with a nice walk through one of the most important streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia. Alongside prestigious brand shops, find some buildings in the modernist style, among them Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. End up in front of la Casa Batlló, only 10 minutes walking distance from Catalunya Square.

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From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

6. From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

Travel back to the age of Imperial Rome and visit the ancient capital of Hispania Citerior, dating back 2,000 years. Experience Tarragona from the Roman era through medieval times to the present day. Your expert guide will pick you up via private transport and will assist you on this half-day journey back in time when gladiators, centurions, and emperors wrote the mythical and bloody history of the Roman Empire. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, an area boasting sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The city is home to one of most important and best-preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Once you arrive in Tarragona, you will be taken on a walking tour to see the many preserved remains of this civilization, and your guide will provide background commentary. See the ancient walls surrounding the city and discover one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden beneath structures dating from the 19th century. You’ll see traces of the ancient Roman Forum, mixed in with the medieval and the modern face of Tarragona. Take in the ruins of the amphitheater, dating from the second century, and located on the shore of the Mediterranean, where bloody battles between gladiators were held. Tarraco was an important site due to its privileged location on the sea. Your tour ends at the terrace known as the Balcony of the Mediterranean, where you can enjoy stunning views of the beach and the ocean, the eternal backdrop of this town steeped in history.

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Montserrat & Artistic Barcelona: the Best of Gaudí

7. Montserrat & Artistic Barcelona: the Best of Gaudí

Board the bus at the office of the local partner in central Barcelona and travel to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont and Serrat, which means "serrated mountain." Discover a site world-famous for its rocky geography and beautiful scenery, which was declared a National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural importance. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. Find out more about the community of 80 monks who currently live in the Monastery and follow the rule of Saint Benedict. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance style of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. See the wood carving of this event known as "La Moreneta," which is kept in the Monastery. Enjoy some free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats, or visit the audiovisual exhibition once the guided tour finishes. Choose from a number of small churches and trails you can follow at your own pace. Check in again at the office of the local partner in central Barcelona 15 minutes before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and hop on an air-conditioned bus which will take you to the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the extensive symbolism of its façade. Return to the bus and travel to Park Güell, located in the upper part of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the Park with your local guide and discover why it is one of the most famous works by Antonio Gaudí. Continue the tour with a short trip to Passeig de Gràcia, the most important street in the city. Stroll down the street and admire the many modernist buildings, and learn about their history and significance. Stop in front of La Pedrera and at Casa Batlló, two more fine examples of Gaudí’s talents, before finishing the tour.

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Private Barcelona Highlights Half-Day Tour

8. Private Barcelona Highlights Half-Day Tour

Start your 5-hour tour of Barcelona with a visit to Plaça Catalonia and Passeig de Gràcia, the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture. Learn about the street's modernist-style buildings, most notably La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. Continue to the district of Eixample by private vehicle and see the Hospital de Sant Pau and Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Head for the Mediterranean sea, passing by Plaza de Toros and the Agbar Tower. Once you reach Bogatell beach, cross the waterfront by Port Vell, the Gothic Drassanes, and the monument to Columbus, toward the World Trade Center. From the coastline, climb Montjuïc mountain and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. Head to the center of the Old Town and finish the day with a relaxed walking tour through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the city's Roman and medieval history.

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Barcelona: Day Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

9. Barcelona: Day Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

Enter the world of Gaudí’s genius with visits to some of his most famous works, followed by a tour of the Sagrada Familia basilica on this full-day guided tour. Kick off your Barcelona adventure with one of the most stunning and recognizable buildings in the city: Casa Battló. A fine example of Gaudí’s best works, find out why this house is called the “House of Bones”. Inside, you’ll find thousands of colorful tiles, known as trencadís. Climb to the roof, referred to as the “Back of a Dragon”, for its curvy balcony corners and animal-like chimneys.   In search of more Gaudí inspiration, visit the Passeig de Gràcia, a famous boulevard containing some of the city’s most celebrated architecture. Your next stop will be another Gaudí residence, Casa Mila. From out front, admire its façade and marvelous forms that showcase the artist’s fabulous imagination.   Next, visit Park Güell, envisioned by Gaudí as a luxury residential area outside of the city center. Learn about his ideas for the complex and why they never materialized. Take postcard-worthy photos from the tiled balconies of the park, rising above its iconic Dragon Stairway.   Back in the city center, relax and have lunch on a 1.5-hour break. Finish your tour with Barcelona’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. After admiring the intricate façades of the exterior, head inside with your guide to see why it’s one of the most visited churches in Europe. Learn about the history of this magnificent building and take an elevator up into one of the towers. From here, you’ll have the best views of the city's grid streets below.

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Sagrada Familia & Gaudi Guided Tour

10. Sagrada Familia & Gaudi Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the fantasy, fairy tale buildings of Antoni Gaudi, legendary Modernisme architect of Barcelona, on a half-day tour that takes in 2 of his masterpieces. Explore the astonishing interior of the Sagrada Familia, where the vaults soar up 229 feet. See exhibitions of drawings, plaster models and pictures that describe the development of the cathedral, from its early beginnings to the present day, at the Sagrada Familia Museum. Then, join the rest of the group and continue on with the Artistic Tour. Enjoy a 45-minute visit of Park Güell, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural significance. Then, drive down Passeig de Gracia to admire Gaudi's apartment buildings, including the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. If you want a more complete artistic tour, book the option including Casa Batlló entrance tickets.

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What people are saying about Casa Mila

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Fabulous tour. Really interesting not only on gaudi/gaudi buildings but Barcelona more generally. Guide (roderique) a natural. So interesting, enthusiastic & entertaining. Can’t praise him enough.

Great tour. Easy to find meeting location. Our guide. Gloria, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and organized. Everything was included. Great way to see the city if you have just one day.

Great walk around the city, and in excellent company with Micquell. The trip lived up to our expectations.

Gloria our guide was fabulous! The tour was efficient and high-yield without feeling crammed.

All was good. Maybe a little more time at the Guell Park.