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Artistic Barcelona: The Best of Gaudi Afternoon Tour

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Artistic Barcelona: The Best of Gaudi Afternoon Tour

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Immerse yourself in the architecture and creative work of artistic genius Antoni Gaudí on this afternoon excursion in Barcelona. Take some time to admire the designer's UNESCO World Heritage-listed La Sagrada Familia before heading to Gaudí's iconic Park Güell for a skip-the-line visit. Spend time exploring the park's wealth of mosaic-adorned benches, walls, and sculptures before heading back to the city center to see the Gaudí-designed residences of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera (Casa Milà) from the outside.
  • Tour of Barcelona’s famous Gaudi-designed monuments
  • Enjoy close-up views of La Sagrada Familia on a stroll outside the UNESCO-listed cathedral
  • Learn about Gaudi’s life in Barcelona and the many Modernist monuments he created
  • Take a skip-the-line tour of Park Güell, a vast garden complex on the hill of El Carmel
  • Stroll along Passeig de Gràcia for a photo stop by Casa Batlló and La Pedrera
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Bilingual local guide
Radio guide system
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission to Park Güell
Entrance fee to La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
The tour ends at Casa Batlló, the transportation back to the office is not included.

Departure Point

Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Julià Travel Gray Line Spain, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19

Return Details

08007 Barcelona, Spain
Take an art-lover's tour of Barcelona as you learn the history and inspiration behind the many creations of Catalan master Antoni Gaudí. Whether you're an admirer of architecture or simply looking to gain a better understanding of the life of one of Barcelona's most famous citizens, this tour offers the perfect starting point.

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and head to the tour's first stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed La Sagrada Familia. Considered by many to be one of Gaudí's finest creations, this towering architectural masterpiece features a visually striking arrangement of skinny spires and detail-rich facades. Listen to details from your guide about the history of this incredible building, which is still under construction more than 130 years after work began. 

Continue to Park Güell, a gorgeous Gaudí-designed park situated in the hills above Barcelona on the hill of El Carmel. This beautiful park, covered head to toe with intricate mosaic-tiled terraces, benches, sculptures, and walls, frequently experiences long lines at its entrance. But thanks to your fast-track ticket included with your tour, leap right past these lines on your way in, spending the extra time you might have been waiting experiencing the striking walkways and leaf-shrouded grounds of this urban oasis.

Leave Park Güell and head next to Passeig de Gràcia back in the city center. This iconic street features a number of Gaudí designs, including two private residences, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, that have been converted into museums. See both homes from the outside and learn how the wealthy Batlló and Milà families collaborated with Gaudí on the projects, along with the ensuing scandal that resulted when the homes were finally unveiled to the public. Capture a few photos in front of these two amazing architectural works before leaving your guide near Casa Batlló.
Stop At:  
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
The first part of the visit consists in a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, where we will discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Parc Guell
Back to the bus, we will access to the upper part of Barcelona, where Park Güell is located with an incredible panoramic views of the city. The Park is one of the most emblematic works of Gaudí because he displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style. The park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Passeig de Gracia
We will finish de tour with a nice walk through one of the most important streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, where apart from prestigious brand shops we can find some buildings in modernist style, among them Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló. The tour will end up in front of Casa Batlló, only ten minutes walking distance from Catalunya Square.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a large coach tour with a maximum of 50 participants
  • Infants travel for free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide and for your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
  • Please be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, official acts and public works).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Artistic Barcelona: The Best of Gaudi Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Artistic Barcelona: The Best of Gaudi Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Artistic Barcelona: The Best of Gaudi Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Artistic Barcelona: The Best of Gaudi Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Do not accept bilingual tours.
, Oct 2019
The complaint about bilingual tours is valid. I booked this for my parents and although it was a small group, it was in English and Spanish. The tour was essentially in Spanish with a few words in English. Make sure to book a. English only tour.
Misleading - no entry into Sagrada Familia
, Oct 2019
Booked by phone specifically to go to Sagrada Familia because we didn’t want to stand in line to tickets. At the time of tour was told it was for the outside only and no entry into cathedral. So wasted an opportunity to book any other place because it was too late in the day. We were leaving the next morning, so didn’t get to see it at all. Very disappointed. However we were refunded our money but that doesn’t make up for not being able to go. Should have been specific that it was for the outside only.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour
, Jul 2019
It was over 100 degrees and our tour and tour guide were great!! He did a really good job in the heat!
Worst tour ever
, Jul 2019
It started off okay and the tour guide was fine at the beginning but she ended up leaving so many people behind and would not count and make sure everyone was present. We were left behind at Parc Guell and when my family and I found her at our next stop we realized that 4/19 were with her. It was terrible don’t do it.
tour canceled
, Jun 2019
our guided tour was canceled three days before we were supposed to go because the tour guide was injured sorry for his injury but VIATOR should have been able to have gotten us on another tour. We had to scramble once we were in Barcelona to get a tour of El Sagrada Familia Very disappointed by their lack of help when they caused the problem The attraction once we got there was great no thanks to Viator
So so
Frank S
, Jun 2019
Not the greatest tour in my opinion, mostly because this tour did not include going into any of the buildings. No entrance to La Sagrada, or any of the Gaudí houses. While La Segrada is impressive from the outside the others were not that interesting. We were originally scheduled on another Viator tour that included the inside of La Segrada, a tour we booked months ago. A day before arriving in Spain we were notified that the tour was cancelled. And at that point all the inside tours at la Segrada were sold out. That was a huge disappointment as we had planned well in advance. We have booked a lot of tours with Viator and this was by far the worst experience. I lost a lot of trust in the system as you plan for trips way in advance so you can see what you want to see while traveling. Imagine if you booked a tour of the Vatican and then were told a day before that it is cancelled. Then you find yourself if Rome and don’t get to see the Vatican. Viator should have done a better job vetting their vendors. We didn’t want our money back we wanted an inside tour of la Segrada. Viator did nothing to help us rebook or find an alternative. This was not very professional and a disappointing way to start our vacation
Disappointing tour
, Apr 2019
The guide barely spoke English and as the tour was on both Spanish and English, it was impossible to catch up and understand. Also, he spoke very softly and we hardly could hear him at all. It seems he was more interested in showing us good pictures spots rather than talk about history and the sites itself.
Great tour with an informative and...
Sheila H
, Mar 2018
Great tour with an informative and interesting guide. Seeing the dragon/lizard was really the highlight of the tour. We also learned at lot of info about Gaudi, a most remarkable architect.
Very informative tour but wished we...
Stephanie G
, Jan 2018
Very informative tour but wished we would have had more time to admire the view from Park Guell and less time sitting on the bus waiting for the others to join.
nice place but was expecting more from...
, Jan 2018
nice place but was expecting more from this tour. basically on your own. not worth the money

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