During this exciting half-day tour you will visit some of the most beautiful places in Barcelona. You will be picked up at your accommodation and your guide will take you by private transport on a journey to experience the different faces of Barcelona.
During the tour, your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s unique architecture, culture, and history. Your tour will begin in Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central square. The plaza connects to the avenue Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Catalan architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings, among them Gaudí´s famous La Pedrera.
Next, you will arrive at the “Illa Discordia Barcelona” (Barcelona’s “Block of Discord”), which not only includes Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, but also the Casa Lleó - Morera and Casa Ametller built by it’s two main competitors, Domenech and Cadafalch. You will follow in the footsteps of Gaudí as you explore l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. It became an extension of the Old Town, as part of an orderly expansion strategy for the city.
After visiting the majestic Hospital de Sant Pau, you will continue to Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. You will see the different parts of the building and the many examples of religious symbolism hidden in its unique façades. You will be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style: the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, walls and the organic architecture of the basilica.
This tour also includes a relaxed walking tour through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter. Your guide will take you through its quaint little back streets to find the hidden imprints left by the Roman and medieval city in this world-famous neighborhood. After visiting the seafront of the city, we’ll head to Montjuïc Mountain and stop at the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline offering fantastic photo opportunities.