Barcelona in a Day Tour with Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

Explore Barcelona's top attractions with a small group, a passionate guide, and skip-the-line entry

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 31 Reviews · 6.50h 18 max · Barcelona, Spain

Is it possible to see the most important monuments in Barcelona in just one day? Yes! Follow your local guide on foot and by vehicle to see Barcelona's best attractions like Sagrada Família, Park Güell, the Gothic Quarter, and Casa Batlló. You'll wander the streets of the Gothic Quarter which dates back to Roman times, before being wowed by the incredible park and cathedral left by famed artist Antoni Gaudí. Best of all, your guide's narrative will bring to life the rich history of Barcelona.

Tour Details
  • Barcelona in a Day
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Mercado de la Boqueria
  • Casa Battló
  • Casa Milà
  • Private transportation
  • Parc Guell
  • Symbol of Barcelona
  • Lunch break
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Front Facades
  • Inside Gaudi’s Church

Start your day at Cathedral Square in the Gothic Quarter. With your small group of 18 or fewer people, you'll meet your guide and learn the itinerary to explore Barcelona in a day. After exploring the ancient Roman ruins of the Gothic Quarter, you'll get to see some of Spain's most famous attractions: the casas designed by Gaudí. However, this Spanish capital is most well-known for its unbelievable cathedral and its architect, so you can expect to see even more of the lasting legacy that Antoni Gaudí left on Barcelona, from Park Güell to Sagrada Família. You'll appreciate having skip-the-line tickets that get you into the cathedral faster so you can see more of Barcelona in just one day. This 6.5-hour tour includes:

  • Gothic Quarter walking tour

  • Skip-the-line entry to Park Güell

  • Break for lunch (not included)

  • Skip-the-line entry to Sagrada Família

  • A fun, English-speaking guide

  • Climate-controlled luxury vehicle for certain stops

The Gothic Quarter

Take a step back in time as you enter the oldest part of Barcelona. Many of the homes and buildings of this district are built directly on top of ancient Roman ruins, so enjoy the expertise of your guide who can lead you through this labyrinth of twisting alleyways and cobblestone streets.

Begin at the Cathedral Square and visit the neighborhood market, Mercado de la Boqueria where you will be treated to delicious local jamón (ham) and cheeses.

Barcelona's Great Architect

Then explore the exteriors of three beautiful buildings designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí: Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, and Casa Vicens. These buildings are notable for their Catalonian modernist style, an artistic movement born from and in opposition to the modernist movement of the 19th century. Enjoy hearing your guide share how these buildings were instrumental in changing architecture.

The Casa Batlló features an intensively detailed façade of colorful ceramic tiles and is nicknamed the “house of bones.” You'll quickly see why when you're standing near it. Casa Milà looks as if it were carved from a single piece of stone, which is why it's nicknamed La Pedrera. You’ll also see Casa Vicens, one of Gaudi’s earliest works and one of the most richly decorated.

Park Güell

Next, you'll hop on a luxury climate-controlled vehicle and head to your next destination away from the hustle and bustle of the city: Park Güell. Your guide will have your skip-the-line tickets ready so you can bypass any crowds. This magnificent place was envisioned by Gaudí as a luxury residential area outside of Barcelona's city center.

You will learn all about Gaudí's colossal ideas for this complex, and why they never actually came to fruition. Nowadays, Park Güell is the most beloved park in Barcelona and a fantastic place to see the city from above. Your guide will make sure you get postcard-worthy photoshoots from the trencadís-adorned balconies of the park that rise above its iconic Dragon Stairway. 

Enjoy free time to eat lunch (not included) before heading to the last stop of the tour in your climate-controlled vehicle.

Skip-the-Line Entry at Sagrada Família

Your last stop on your Barcelona in a Day Tour is the iconic Sagrada Família. Not only is it the most popular church in Spain, but it's also one of the most visited churches in all of Europe! It's not surprising that the lines to get in can take hours, so stick with your guide who will makes sure you skip the line to see the interior of this stunning cathedral.

Listen to your guide's narrative about the history of this magnificent church as you admire the exterior of the building that represents two contrasting facades: Façade of the Nativity and the Façade of Passion. Learn more about the eccentric genius who envisioned this masterpiece and started its construction at the age of 30 in 1882. It's the perfect place to end your tour of Barcelona.

Explore More

After admiring the still-unfinished church, you can explore Sagrada Família on your own. Be sure to go to the Sagrada Família museum located downstairs below the church. With a plethora of scale models, original photographs, drawings, and documents, you can continue learning about the vast genius and brilliance behind this Barcelona gem.

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Great Gaudi Day in Barcelona
04 July 2022
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Jack Bello

We did this tour in March and it was fantastic! I highly recommend this tour.

Deluxe Tour
26 June 2022
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My wife and I were treated to a stellar tour of Barcelona’s iconic sites by Miguel, he is the most qualified tour guide I’ve ever encountered in my travels around the world. I was mesmerized by the works at the Sagrada Familia, as well as the unknown history and relevance of Cataluña in world affairs; my wife and I left the tour deeply edified culturally and intellectually. I was surprised to find out I was walking in same royal environs were Christopher Columbus had an audience with the kings upon his return from the new world. This tour is a must, and Miguel is your man for an experience of a lifetime.

Wonderful experience for my family
09 June 2022
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We had 6 kids and Monserrat did an amazing job with our family. Showed us everything we wanted to see and was super knowledgeable and patient with us!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at Cathedral Square in front of the Hotel Colon. The address is Avinguda de la Catedral 7, 08002, Barcelona.

What to bring?

This is a full day walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring some cash with you, for lunch and drinks during your break. Avoid bringing large bags, the Sagrada Familia requires you to check them. Make sure that all participants have something to cover the knees and shoulders for the Basilica visit.

Does this tour cancel due to rain?

No, we run our tours rain or shine.

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a private tour.

Does this tour ever cancel or does the basilica ever close unexpectedly?

We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Basilica close for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.

Does this tour enter the homes built by Gaudi?

No, we walk by and stop in front of Casa Mila and Casa Battlo and your guide will offer explanation of these houses. Same goes for Gaudi's house inside the Parc Guell.

What's included in the price?

Price includes admission and skip the line entrance to Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, round trip coach transportation to Parc Guell and back to Barcelona center, driver and an English-speaking expert guide.

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at Cathedral Square in front of the Hotel Colon. The address is Avinguda de la Catedral 7, 08002, Barcelona.

What to bring?

This is a full day walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring some cash with you, for lunch and drinks during your break. Avoid bringing large bags, the Sagrada Familia requires you to check them. Make sure that all participants have something to cover the knees and shoulders for the Basilica visit.

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