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  • Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

    1. Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

    Visit Park Güell with your timed admission ticket and explore the unique site at your own pace. Marvel at Antoni Gaudí's colorful mosaic art such as the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander. Have a break from the city life while strolling through the green Austria Gardens and take stunning photos of Barcelona from the park's viewing points.  The plan for the park was assigned to Gaudí by Eusebi Güell, a Catalan entrepreneur who wanted to recreate a British residential park on Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It was opened as a municipal park in 1926, recognized as an artistic monument in 1969 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. While you have to enter the park at your booked time slot, you can stay for as long as you like after and take it all in.

    Fra le tante opere di Gaudí è quella che mi ha meno colpito, anche se vale comunque la visita. Un consiglio per fotografi, di mattina si avrà sempre il sole contro. L'unica parte che ne beneficia è la scala dei draghi (che è anche la zona più famosa).

  • Barcelona: Casa Batlló 10D Experience

    2. Barcelona: Casa Batlló 10D Experience

    Immerse yourself in the "Casa Batlló 10D Experience," which combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and machine learning. Delight in a unique experience of one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí, an architecture and design legend. During the experience, journey into the Gaudinian universe of seemingly impossible volumetric projections, binaural sound, motion sensors, immersive spaces, and delicate appeals to the senses such as taste and smell. Enjoy two new immersive rooms: the Gaudí Dome (the first room with a dome featuring more than a thousand screens) and the Gaudí Cube (a six-sided LED cube unique in the world). Listen to a script available in 15 languages, as well as a soundtrack created exclusively by the composer Dani Howard and performed by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Among the novelties on offer, discover a new core of vertical communication designed by the ...

    The house was beautiful! I enjoyed listening to the headsets telling me about each room. It's cool because it moved where you moved. If you wanted to go back to a different room, it would start there. It let you wander around at your own pace. The room at the end was amazing. It was a great experience. I gave it 4 stars because it would have been nice to know you needed to download the app to show your ticket. Maybe it did and I just didn't see it.

  • Casa Milà-La Pedrera: Skip The Line Ticket & Audio Guide

    3. Casa Milà-La Pedrera: Skip The Line Ticket & Audio Guide

    Explore one of the most outstanding and innovative buildings of the 20th century on a skip-the-line audio tour of the Casa Milà (La Pedrera), built at the pinnacle of Antoni Gaudi’s career. Once behind the façade of the extraordinary building on the elegant Passeig de Gracia, marvel at the eye-catching staircases and corkscrew chimneys that have become symbols of Gaudí’s Barcelona. Head to the rooftop to admire its sinuous forms and the whimsical chimneys up close. Then, go to the attic space to see the “Espai Gaudi” exhibition, the only exhibition dedicated to Gaudi's life and work. Learn more about his architectural innovations through the displays of scale models, building plans, historic photographs and videos.

    The building has 8 floors but only the roof and the top 2 floors were open to public…

  • Sagrada Familia: Tour

    4. Sagrada Familia: Tour

    Start your tour outside the UNESCO-listed basilica and meet your guide. Gaze up at the immense facades and towers and get your first impressions of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Then, enter the basilica and see the awe-inspiring interior with its forest of pillars. Bathe in the colorful light from the stained-glass windows and understand what Gaudí's meant when he said that "the sun is the best painter." Discover a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs. Home in on the symbolic details and modernist representations of the Holy Family with your guide. Hear how the current construction is progressing after over a century's worth of work. As you walk around the basilica, learn more about Gaudí's life through his work and the legacy he left behind. At the end of tour, enjoy the freedom to keep exploring with your newfound knowledge.

  • Barcelona: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista Entry Ticket

    5. Barcelona: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista Entry Ticket

    Discover a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture with an entrance ticket to the world’s largest Art Nouveau site at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. Built between 1905 and 1930 from a design by the Modernista architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Sant Pau Recinte complex was initially intended as a garden city to nurse the sick. It was used as a public hospital for a century, and has now been refurbished to its former splendor. By the late 19th century, the old Hospital de la Santa Creu in Barcelona's El Raval neighborhood needed to be relocated as it had become too small. The result was an ambitious project inspired by breakthroughs in health and hygiene. The institution has always been associated with charitable work, welfare, and the latest advances in healthcare. Marvel at the Modernista motifs of the renovated pavilions, and discover how the former hospital complex has beco...

    Amazing experience. We were fascinated about the architecture of this hospital and it was incredible to imagine people really being hospitalized there.

  • Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

    6. Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

    Discover one of Antoni Gaudi’s most enduring creations on this tour of Parc Güell north of Barcelona city center, and take a walk through a century of art. Start at Carmel Hill north of Gracia, and enter the public park that Gaudi built over a century ago. See the fantastic mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance as an example of Gaudi’s typical motifs. The origins of the park date back to 1900, when Barcelona was becoming a cosmopolitan metropolis. The engineer Ildefons Cerdà studied the problems faced by a growing city in depth, and the needs of Barcelona as it expanded rapidly throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Universal Exhibition of 1888 searched for a new artistic language and urban representation. The main architectural features of Parc Güell are based on the Art Nouveau, an art movement that began in Glasgow and spread across Europe to B...

    Manu was a great guide! Sharp on time, great infos and overall knowledge! Super nice! Best way to visit park Guell! Totally recommend it!

  • Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    7. Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    Barcelona is home to numerous architectural gems created by the Modernist innovator, Antoni Gaudí, and few are more spectacular than the Sagrada Familia–one of the world's most visited buildings. Get fast track entry with pre-arranged admission and enter the astonishing interior of this majestic Roman Catholic church, where a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs burst across the walls. Each of the 5 aisles in the Latin cross floor-plan are richly adorned with symbolic details, and you can see them all with your skip-the-line ticket. Visit the Sagrada Familia Museum to learn more about the life and career of Antoni Gaudí. Study drawings, plaster models, and pictures illustrating the history and development of the basilica from its inception to the present day. The project was so ambitious that less than a quarter had been built by Gaudí's death, and indeed construction is not...

    The tour guide was excellent. Experience was good. But it was very over priced. Should have got lunch for €56.

  • Skip-the-Line: Gaudi's Casa Vicens

    8. Skip-the-Line: Gaudi's Casa Vicens

    Visit Casa Vicens, the first house of Gaudí, and the first important work by the architect. This was the work that marked his point of departure, an architectural gem which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.  Constructed between 1883 and 1885 by order of Mr. Manuel Vicens, Casa Vicens is one of the first masterpieces of Modernism, and an anticipation of the later work of Gaudí.  Originally, it was projected as a holiday home with a garden, in which geometric shapes and rich ornamentation, inspired by the surrounding vegetation, are present both in the exterior of the house and in the different interior spaces. This skip-the-line ticket allows you priority entrance and access to the whole complex. 

    Fantastic site for Gaudí fans and architecture admirers in general. His first residential home project is a must see. This service was just for the skip the line ticket, however, that is all that is needed! The people who work at this house are simply lovely, and wonderful guides in their own right. They are fluent in English, and are more than happy to explain the history and importance of the house. They are down right exuberant about it. If you want to be left alone, they are equally obliging. If you simply want to take photos, they are quick to get out of the frame. I came to the house late for my time slot, due to a problem with the booking of another site earlier in the day. They were very accommodating and let me in, one hour late. What a relief!

  • Park Güell: Private Tour

    9. Park Güell: Private Tour

    Discover one of Antoni Gaudí’s most enduring creations on this tour of Park Güell. Take a walk through a century of art. Start at Carmel Hill and enter the public park that Gaudí built over a century ago. See the fantastic mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance as an example of Gaudí’s typical style. Go back to the origins of the park date in 1900, when Barcelona was becoming a cosmopolitan metropolis. Hear about the engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who studied the problems faced by a growing city in depth, and addressed the needs of Barcelona as it expanded rapidly throughout the 2nd half of the century. Let your guide show you how the park's main architectural features are based on the Art Nouveau, an art movement that began in Glasgow and spread across Europe to Brussels and on to Barcelona. Learn about how old construction techniques, such as the Catalan or...

  • Park Güell: Tour

    10. Park Güell: Tour

    Immerse yourself in Gaudí's creative vision and explore Park Güell with a guide. Visit the highlights and seek out some of the hidden corners only a local would know. See the Serpentine Bench and the salamander, El Drac, as well as many sculptures, sinuous benches, and twisted stonework. Admire Gaudí's signature technique, trecandís, which uses brightly-colored mosaics made of broken tile. Step inside the Sala Hipóstila, the Hall of the Hundred Columns, listen to its incredible acoustics and gaze up at its shimmery ceiling. Stroll down vaulted walkways made using old Catalonion construction techniques. Walk through the park up the wooded hill and reach the open space of Nature Square. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city below.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,375 reviews

Such a great tour! Mark was absolutely amazing and the tour was so well organized. Not a minute was lost, the information given and the way it was delivered caught the attention of our 11 and 14 year olds who both agreed in the end that it would have been such a waste to go the Sagrada Familia without our passionate and super cool guide. We all fell in love with the history and curiosities shared with us, we could hear and understand our guide crystal clear in English and we were never crowded. The 1,5 hour free time between the Sagrada F. and Park Guell was very important not only to rest and eat but also to digest what we had just seen and the rest was literally “a walk in the park”! Thank you Mark!!

It would be easy enough to walk through this park and enjoy the environment. But having toured the park with a guide, it’s much more interesting to learn about the intended use and design of was supposed to be a private community. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the family for whom it was built and Gaudis role. I recommend it.

Well worth the time. Audio tour provided great info. Especially enjoyed the mini museum on Guadi and all his projects found in the attic of Mila house. The views from the rooftop were spectacular. Got great pics of the Sagrada Familia.

Our guide Marta was very knowledgeable about Gaudi and the pace of the tour was just right.

Difficult to find but was well worth a visit. Lovely surroundings