Barcelona in a Day with Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Gaudi Masterpieces and more

The Best Barcelona Day Tour

Our Barcelona in a Day tour covers all the major attractions plus hidden gems. The walking tour includes Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Parc Guell and a coach ride to reach the more remote sites.

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While this is a full day walking tour, there are no hills, so it is pretty smooth walking.

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1 Casa Batllo
2 Gaudi's genius
3 View from the Top
4 Casa Mila
5 Private Transportation
6 Parc Guell
7 Symbol of Barcelona
8 Break
9 Sagrada Familia
10 Front Facades
11 Basilica Towers
12 View from above
13 Sagrada Familia Museum
If you want to make sure you experience Barcelona in a day, this full day tour is your best choice. Especially if you’re only spending a few days in the Catalan capital, covering all of the major sites in one day is a smart idea. That way, you can spend the remainder of your time exploring the countryside, or enjoying your time at the beach. This six-hour tour includes:
 
Skip the line Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and Parc Guell tickets
- Barcelona Walking Tour
- English-speaking guide
- Climate-controlled luxury bus
 

Meet at Casa Batllo

Kick off your Barcelona in a Day Tour with one of the most stunning and recongnizable buildings in the city. We will waste no time waiting in the lines, and you will enter the world of Gaudi's genius swiftly. Casa Batllo was designed by the great archtect for the Batllo family back in 1904. You will soon find out why they call the building "The House of Bones", due to its skeletal forms and uneven lines. Inside of the house, you'll find thousands of colorful tiles, known as trencadís.  Your expert guide will lead you around different floors and sections of the house, explaining its use while telling stories surrounding the construction of this marvelous edifice. Before the end of your visit, you will climb to the roof of Casa Batllo, referred to as the "back of a Dragon", for its curvy balcony corners and animal-like chimneys. 
 

Gaudi & Art Nouveau

We will continue our exploration following the high-end Passeig de Gracia road in search for more Gaudi inspiration. You will soon learn how the great artist inspired a whole series of names who have created the Barcelona of today. Our next stop will be another Gaudi residence - Casa Mila. This time from the outside, we will admire its facade and the marvelous forms imagined by Gaudi. Learn why this house is referred to as La Pedrera ("Stone quarry") by the locals. 

Parc Guell

Once our exploration of the city center is over, we will hop on a luxury climate-controlled bus and head to our next destination, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our next stop is Parc Guell - envisioned by Gaudi as a luxury residential area outside of Barcelona's city center. You will learn all about Gaudi's colossal ideas for this complex, and why they never actually came to fruition. Nowadays, Parc Guell is the most beloved park in Barcelona, and a fantastic place to see the city from above. Before your tour is over, there will be time for postcard-worthy photoshoots from the trencadís-adorned balconies of the park, rising above its iconic Dragon Stairway. 
After your visit to the Parc Guell, we will arrange a coach trip back to Barcelona center. Before we continue with our Barcelona in a Day Tour, you can relax over a 1.5 hour break which will be enough for you to enjoy a lunch and refreshment. The price of lunch is not included in this tour.

Skip the Line Sagrada Familia Tickets

After your break, we will continue our Barcelona in a day tour by visiting the most popular monument in the Barcelona. Sagrada Familia is the most visited site in all of Barcelona, and one of the most visited churches in Europe! It's not surprising that queues to get in can sometimes go in a circle around the church. Since we are decisively against waiting in the lines, we will make sure you focus your time and attention on actually exploring the place, rather than waiting to explore it. As you're heading inside with your guide, you will learn the history of this magnificent church and get to admire the exterior of the building, represented in two contrasting facades: Facade of the Nativity and the Facade of Passion. 

You will learn about the eccentric genius who envisioned this masterpiece and started the works on the Basilica at the age of 30, back in 1882. Every time one pays a visit to Sagrada Familia, they get to see it in a different light and a step closer to Gaudi's master plan. 

View From the Top

Once your tour is over, it's not the end of your exploration of the Sagrada Familia. Your guide will bring you to the elevators that will bring you up to one of the baslica's towers. From there, you will have the best view of Barcelona beneath you and it's unique grid of streets. Also, only when you rise so high from the ground and get to see the intricate details of decorations and carvings in the spears of the towers, you will truly get to appreciate this sensational building. 
 

Explore More

After admiring the views of Barcelona from the tall towers, you can still explore Sagrada Familia on your own. Underneath the floor of the church, you will discover the Sagrada Familia museum. With a plethora of real scale models, original photographies, drawings and documents, you can continue exploring vast genius and brilliance behind this Barcelona gem!

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