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We will start our small group tour with a drive up the famous mountain of Montjuic, which offers excellent views over the city and which was the main site of the 1992 Olympic games.
After a brief stop at the terrasse of the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC) we will make our way down to Placa Espanya and past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area.
Our drive to the iconic Sagrada Famlia will take us up Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona’s most expensive boulevard and the setting of two of Barcelonas most talked about Gaudi buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
Finally, we will arrive at Sagrada Família, stopping there for a guided visit inside the basilica. Our Skip the Line policy means there will be no NO QUEUES! For many, this is the highlight of their Barcelona experience.
The group will then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Barrio Gotico, which until the end of the 19th century was still surrounded by medieval walls.
Here, we will get off the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow winding streets of the historic heart of Barcelona.
From there, we will travel back in time, going from the Roman era through to the early Middle Ages, when the Catalan counts were controlling the Mediterranean sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire.
During this part of the tour, we will also visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal palace, the original 2000 year old Roman Temple and parts of the Cathedral.
The final part before the lunch break takes us to the Born district and the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar cathedral – one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona.
After the visit, your guide will be more than happy to point out a variety of restaurants and tapas bars suitable for lunch.
Right after lunch, we will head straight up to Park Guell, the famous city garden designed by Anton Gaudi. Our guide will lead the group down through the park explaining the garden concept and introducing you to some of Gaudis most bizarre creations.
From the Park our bus will take us through the traditional Catalan neighborhood of Gracia to one of the most famous Gaudi buildings of all: La Pedrera. We will have an hour here to explore the monument. Thanks to our Skip the Line policy there will be no waiting in the queues!
After the visit, our tour will end here at around 4pm. There is the Diagonal metro stop (L4 & L5) just in front of the building. But most travellers usually prefer to stroll down the impressive boulevard of Passeig de Gracia towards Placa Catalunya.
– 1992 Olympic sites and mountain of Montjuic
– Terrasse of MNAC overlooking Placa Espanya
– Modernist buildings in Eixample quarter
– Visit to Sagrada Familia
– Gothic Quarter with visits to Gothic Cathedral, Roman ruins, Jewish Quarter & Royal palace
– Born district and visit to cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar
– Lunch break (at own expense)
– Walking tour of Park Guell
– Visit to Gaudi’s La Pedrera
Things To Bring
Please wear appropriate clothing to enter churches and good shoes for walking.
Right after booking you receive a voucher.
Please print it or show it on your mobile phone at :
Palau de la Musica (exact adress on your voucher)
Please be there 10 minutes before departure.
– Transport in a small mini-coach with full air conditioning
– Professional, English speaking guide
– Fast track admission to all attractions
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