1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Passeig de Gracia

Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Casa Batlló & Casa Milà Gaudí Tour

Product ID: 205051
Marvel at two of Antoni Gaudí most important masterpieces: Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera. Learn about the history of Barcelona and how Gaudí got his inspiration from nature using organic shapes in his architecture.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience La Pedrera, a reflection of Gaudí’s imagination
  • Walk through Casa Batlló
  • Learn about Gaudí's life and history with explanations from a professional guide
  • Skip the line to visit two of Gaudí’s most important masterpieces
  • Marvel at impressive domestic architecture from Antoni Gaudí
Full description
After beginning your tour at 8:30 AM, your walking tour through Passeig de Gracia will begin. During this tour, you will visit two great examples of domestic architecture from Antoni Gaudí. Your explanations will be put in context with the history of Barcelona, and in parallel to other works from important modernist architects.

The first stop on your architecture tour will be to Casa Batlló. Gaudí projected the refurbishment of a previously existing building of the architect Emilio Sala Cortés. The building was bought by the businessman Josep Batlló, who owned several textile factories in Barcelona. Batlló was so impressed with Gaudi’s work that he recommended the architect to his friend, Pere Milá. On this tour, you will be able to visit Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera. Casa Batlló is a great example of how Gaudí got his inspiration from nature using organic shapes that had been previously studied by him.

During the industrial growing when the bourgeoisie became the privilege statement, Gaudí was asked to build a house for the Milà family. Pere Milà i Camps was a rich businessman who inherited the fortune made by his father from the textile industry. The Milà Project consisted of a building of flats where the first floor would be the residence of the Milà family, while the other floors would be divided into several apartments for renting. The construction was delayed several times because the building was supposed to be more high and wide than the dimensions fixed by the municipal government. During this guided tour you will visit the two courtyards, the three last floors (rooftop, attic and one apartment) and the temporal exhibition (the availability of this part is subject to the exhibition calendar). At the end of the visit, you will be able to remain in the building as long as you wish.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Radio guide system
  • Guided walking tour through Passeig de Gracia
  • Casa Batlló entrance fee
  • La Pedrera entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Any transportation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Julià Travel Office; Balmes, 5

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour starts at 08:30AM, with a check-in time of 8:15AM
• This tour is bilingual and will be conducted in English and Spanish
• Please be aware this is a walking tour, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
• For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour for groups of more than 5 people
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She was fabulous. We walked around the Jewish quarter and stopped at various locations. At that time she showed visuals and explained the history of the Jewish people as well as the history of Spain. She connected the various information in a concise manner. She pointed out many things that we just overlooked. The palace walls were made from Jewish headstones. Most were not visible to the eye but there were a few stones in Hebrew. We saw where the inquisition was held. We passed the office of the rulers who administered the inquisition.

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Product ID: 205051