4. 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.