9 am Tue, Thu, Sat from March 2021
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  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour
  • The Gaudí Tour

The Gaudí Tour



Our Daily Tours are temporarily closed until 15 September.
You can reschedule as many times as you wish at no cost. You can discover Barcelona before then with our Guided Virtual Tours and with our Private Tours. Hope to see you soon!

You don’t have to be a student of architecture to fall in love with Gaudí. Sure, he’s the face of the Catalan Modernista movement, but his work is so accessible, whimsical even, it touches everyone. You’d be missing out on an essential piece of Barcelona if you didn’t spend some time with Gaudí.

That’s why we created the ultimate Gaudí tour—a way to introduce you to the best of Gaudí and Barcelona’s Modernist architecture—in just three-and-a-half hours. You can tour the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, and pass by La Pedrera and other Modernist buildings on Passeig de Gràcia all before lunch.

How is this possible? Because we arrange skip-the-line VIP admission for our guests—we walk right in, no waiting involved.

And you get some great history and insight into Gaudí’s life and works from one of our professional tour guides, things you’d never know if you explored on your own.

Best of all, you can see Gaudí on your schedule, because we offer this tour 365 days a year. Have a free morning on your Barcelona vacation? Spend it with Gaudí—you won’t be disappointed.

Tour Details

  • When: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 am from 15 September
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
  • Language: English
  • Price includes: Entrance fees to Casa Batlló (worth 24.50€) & Sagrada Família (worth 26€)
  • Transport: Comfortable roomy air-conditioned private bus. Please note that all our coach tours involve some light walking.
  • Itinerary: Plaça Catalunya > Passeig de Gràcia > Casa Batlló > Façade of La Pedrera > Eixample > Sagrada Família > Plaça Catalunya

Why do our customers book this tour?

  • Walk straight in Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló with fast track entrance
  • The tour is only in English making it easier for you to follow the whole story
  • Sagrada Família is at the end of the tour, so you can stay on and savor the building for as long as you like

What's included

  • Entrance fees and fast track to Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló
  • Roomy and air conditioned bus with big windows
  • Free time in both Casa Batlló and Sagrada Família

What's not included

  • Access to the towers in Sagrada Família.
  • Food and drinks. There is water available in the bus for 1 €
  • Hotel pick up. Departure point is in Plaça Catalunya, 19 the center of Barcelona and with very good communications, near la Rambla, Gothic Quarter and Passeig de Gràcia

Please note

  • This tour involves some walking
  • This is not a wheelchair accessible vehicle. However, if you have limited mobility (i.e. you can get on and off the coach) we can take your wheelchair with us
  • Dress code inside the temple: For safety, no hats are allowed inside the nave or the museum except for religious, health or belief-related reasons. Visitors may not enter barefoot.As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, following these restrictions:
    • No see-through clothing
    • Tops must cover the shoulders
    • No plunging necklines or exposed backs or bellies
    • Shorts and skirts must come down to at least mid-thigh
    • Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities, nor with any decorations designed to distract or draw attention for artistic, religious, promotional or any other purposes.
What will I see?

What will I see?

We meet up at Plaça Catalunya, a gorgeous square designed by Pere Falqués, Puig i Cadafalch, and dotted with sculptures paying tribute to the four Catalan capital cities.

Our first stop is Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most recognized boulevards. If you’re a bit of a shopper (or even an avid people-watcher), you’ll love the high-end shops and boutiques. It’s the height of international fashion.

We’ll walk the Block of Discord, where the Catalan Modernists show off some of their finest works. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Domènech i Montaner’s Casa Lleó Morera and Puig i Cadafalch’s Casa Amatller. There’s really nothing like it anywhere in the world.

Then we enter the magical Casa Batlló. If you think the building’s animal-like facade is amazing, you won’t believe its oddly beautiful interior. You’ll see the Noble Floor and the rooftop terrace. Bring your camera—you’ll want to photograph the incredible views.

From there, we take a quick trip through Eixample, one of Barcelona’s most interesting and diverse districts. Known as the “Expansion District,” Eixample connects the Old City with the surrounding neighborhoods.

Of course, we saved the best for last: The Sagrada Família. Gaudí’s masterpiece has 138 years of history inside it—it’s expected to be completed in 2026 in time for the centennial of Gaudí’s death.

We’ll explore each facade—the Nativity Facade on the east and the Passion Facade on the west. The Glory facade is still a work in progress, but when it’s finished, it’ll be the most impressive.

Your first glimpse of the basilica will take your breath away. The dancing lights, the astonishing details of the roof of the nave, the intricate stained glass windows—it’s a truly transformative experience.

We’ll also walk through the museum; the story of the Sagrada Família unfolds in Gaudí’s stunning models and drawings.

The tour ends at the Sagrada Família, so you can stay as long as you like. Alternatively, you can join us back to Plaça Catalunya, although you won’t miss anything if you decide to stay at the cathedral.

Be sure to ask your tour guide for recommendations for the best cafes and restaurants for lunch!

What to expect

What to expect

You’ll be whisked around Barcelona in our brand new, state-of-the-art low emissions coach with huge panoramic windows and a professional driver.

We use our whisper-guide radio system on the Gaudí tour—you’ll have no trouble hearing your guide, and our tour won’t disrupt other Gaudí admirers.

The Sagrada Família is a Catholic church, consecrated by the Pope in 2010. Modest clothing is a must—no bare shoulders, backs, or midriffs, and legs must be covered above the knee.

Although it’s a guided tour, we understand that you want to experience Gaudí in your own way, so there’s some free time built in at both Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família.

Departure point

Departure point

We meet in front of  Hotel Olivia Plaza, at Plaça Catalunya 19. Look out for our guide who will have an orange umbrella. The coach leaves at 9 am, so we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

If you have a specific date in mind, it’s best to book early. This is one of our most popular tours and they do sell out.

Your booking is refundable if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. 



Check our reviews and see what our customers say about this tour.

Posted by Sophia - 18 Nov 2019

Book a tour with Andres Rodriguez! He is very knowledgeable about Gaudi and has a great sense of humor. Because of him, we enjoyed the La Sagrada Familia 10x more.

Posted by BGB - 03 Jul 2019

The Gaudi Tour was excellent
We booked "The Gaudi Tour" for our 2019 trip to Barcelona, Spain. We booked it online approximately 10 months prior to our arrival. Instructions for where and when to meet were excellent. The tour bus was very comfortable and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. This tour includes the Gaudi's most famous structures.. the Gaudi House and the Sagrada Familia. All of your entries to the facilities are included in the tour price.
TripAdvisor review: on June, 2019

Posted by BGB - 18 Feb 2019

"Don’t miss – great tour"
TripAdvisor review: by insider862018 on Jan 22, 2019

I usually dont do tours but this was great, easy reasonable in price and definitely worth it.
We did a couple hour tour of the Sagrada familia and there are many things (details) we would have missed. Our guide was friendly and bus was immaculate clean .. in the afternoon we did the Monserrat tour and again tour guide was wonderful – she explained and gave much information and our bus driver was excellent as well.
This was a great experience for myself and my mother.

Posted by BGB - 18 Feb 2019

"Excellent Sagrada familia tour with Tanja"
TripAdvisor review: on Dec 5, 2018 by Chin Yong K

Excellent guide and explanation by Tanja Martinovic, painstakingly explaining the details of the history
behind. And Very comfortable coach and friendly bus driver.

Posted by BGB - 18 Feb 2019

"One of our vacation highlights"
TripAdvisor review: on ec 30, 2018 by Cypher79

My wife and I had a fantastic time doing the Gaudí tour of Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia. Frankly, as awe-inspiring as the church was I could have spent a day admiring the former site as well. Our lovely tour guide, Amaia, was engaging and knowledgeable, sharing details of the history and construction of these magnificent buildings. Without question Gaudí was a true master of his craft. Although not on our tour I’d recommend a visit to Park Güell and Casa Vicens. The view of Barcelona from the park was stunning and of course there are so many colorful mosaics to appreciate along the way.

Posted by BGB - 06 Nov 2018

"We had a fabulous tour led by Irina!"
She was knowledgeable, amiable and fun. It was great to go straight to the head of the lines. I could not have been more pleased with our experience! Very knowledgeable about the local culture and traditions. A very kind and friendly guide! She made our day! We would see her again on our next visit to Barcelona!
I would highly recommend this tour, as well Irina !
Visited on November 2018. Reviewed on Tripadvisor by Mc Cue.

Posted by BGB - 05 Nov 2018

“Fantastic tour”
Circuito muito bem concebido. A nossa guia Amaia foi inexcedível de atenção com todos as pessoas do grupo, muito conhecedora das materias de que falava e muito simpática. Bom domínio do inglês e clareza nas explicações.
Visited on November 2018. Reviewed on Get Your Guide by Antonio.

Posted by Ellen Ehrlich - 25 Oct 2018

This was a superb tour with a kind, knowledgeable and very organized guide, Sonia Crespo. From her fascinating commentary, we learned a tremendous amount about Gaudi and the issues he considered as he designed the Casa Batllo and La Sagrada Familia and were able to understand two other Gaudi constructions that we visited on our own. Sonia also answered our questions about other aspects of Catalan and Barcelona culture, so we came away with some understanding of the issues facing the people of Catalonia. The tour was also well-organized. By ending with La Sagrada Familia, participants had the option of staying and exploring the building on their own. Finally, the listening devices were amazingly clear–even for someone with hearing loss like me.

Posted by Patty from Afton, Virginia - 02 Aug 2018

"Excellent choice" 5/5 stars
My husband and I were in Barcelona for a few days during the midst of a taxi strike. We opted to join a Gaudi tour and our guide, Anna-Lluisa, could not have been better. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. The radio earpieces allowed everyone to get all the information she had to share without interfering folks not on our tour. The Casa Batllo gave us a taste of the genius of Gaudi and our guide gave context to what we were experiencing. Words cannot do justice to the Sagrada Familia but she gave us enough information to understand what we were seeing and then allowed us enough time to just soak it in. It was really an exceptional experience and I thoroughly recommend it. Bravo, Anna-Lluisa.

Posted by BGB - 22 Mar 2018

"Great tour!" 5/5 stars

"The tour was well organized and the audio devices made it easy to hear our well prepared guide. I have been in a lot of cathedrals in my travels but I never saw anything like Sagrada Familia. It is amazing".

Visited March 2018. Reviewed on Veltra by David.

Posted by Julian C - 26 Sep 2017

An excellent tour. Well organized and we had a good ratio of participants to guide (there were two guides on the bus). Our guide, Irina, was excellent: very knowledgeable, had a nice sense of humour, and was very well organized.
The tour allowed us an overview of Gaudí’s life and work and in-depth visits to the Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Familia basilica — which are overwhelmingly busy places but we were well “shepherded” by Irina.
Overall, highly recommended.

Posted by Adam McClow - 09 Aug 2017

Loved our tour of Gaudi. The Sagrada Familia is likely the most impressive structure I have ever seen. And the house the Gaudi remodeled was pretty amazing too. Our guide, Sonia, was so, so good. She knew all the important stuff to know about the two places we stopped and was so enthusiastic about explaining it to all of us. Really worth every penny for this tour.

Posted by Turmaline - 07 Aug 2017

"Excellent tour!" 5/5 stars

I participated in the Gaudi tour with my mother, who had a mild disability in her legs.
The tour covered the highlight of Gaudi monuments, which was a good introduction for our stay in Barcelona.
Our guide, Ms Nuria Bargallo, was not only an excellent professional guide, but also paying a great attention to participants' safety and comfort. For example, as my mother walked with a stick, she proposed us to take elevators in each monument when available. We really appreciated her assistance.
Her explanation covered from the history of monument itself to Catalonian culture and language, which was really interesting.
Thanks to this tour, we could discover amazing Gaudi monuments.

Visited July 2017. Reviewed on tripadvisor by Turmaline from Nagoya, Japan.

Posted by Pepe - 07 Aug 2017

"Gaudi Tour (Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia) with BGB – worth the trip!" 5/5 stars

We had an excellent morning trip with BGB, Ellie showing us the Casa Ballo and Sagrada Familia. We were transported via a comfortable air conditioned coach, were given lots of interesting information along the way by Ellie. As the trip was early, the Casa Ballo was lovely to visit with little crowds (we git there for group entry around 9am). The Sagreda Family was very busy, but Ellie showed us around, was polite enough to block the entrance and exits (unlike some other tour groups) and made it easier for us to visit this beautiful church.

We highly recommend this touring company and specific trip. Well worth looking into.

Visited June 2017. Reviewed on tripadvisor by Pepe from Barcelona, Spain

Posted by Megan - 07 Aug 2017


A fabulous way to spend a morning in beautiful Barcelona. A knowledgable guide, Tanja escorted us with humor, patience and passion, imparting her vast knowledge on the subject Gaudi and Barcelona. From Placa de Catalunya in a lovely air-conditioned bus, driven by Jesus, to Casa Battlo, an incredible architectural wonder, through the streets to Sagrada Familia, a mind-blowing and awe inspiring experience. Highly recommend this tour.

Visited June 2017. Reviewed on tripadvisor by Megan from New York, USA

Posted by Claudia S - 29 Aug 2016

“Highly Recommend Gaudi Tour” 5/5 stars

We were extremely pleased with the Gaudi tour and our guide Laura. She was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and enthusiastic. You could tell she loves her job. Her eyes would light up as she explained in great detail the history of both locations. You definitely need a guide or you'll miss the meaning of the attractions. It was great bypassing the long lines. I highly recommend the 3 1/2 hour Gaudi tour on Barcelona Guide Bureau.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Claudia, from Indiana, USA

Posted by bworden6 - 04 Aug 2016

"Gaudi tour" 5/5 stars

Very interesting and complete tour of the Gaudi Batllo and Sagtada Familia narrated by our guide Laura. We found the information very accurate and it was presented in a manner that was entertaining and well understood. The use of the transmitter was very effective and inclusionary. Great job and would highly recommend this tour and the guide. Bravo!!!!

Reviewed on tripadvisor by bworden6 from Calgary, Canada

Posted by Rachel - 21 Jul 2016

“Outstanding, Funny and Informative!”5/5 stars

Our tour guide Oliver was fantastic from start to finish. Everything was organised brilliantly which meant we had superb tours. Oliver was so informative but also with good humour so it was easy to listen, look and understand! I have used this service in a few cities now and will continue to do so as I have had such great experiences. Thank you so much, especially Oliver and Nuria!

Visited June 2016
Reviewed on Get your Guide by Rachel from London, United Kingdom

Posted by Frank F - 09 Jul 2016

“Fascinating Gaudi Tour” 4/5 stars

This tour gives a very good overview of Gaudi's influence on Barcelona. We especially liked seeing the Sagrada Familia both inside and outside and hearing the history of how it evolved and still is evolving. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting tidbits about Gaudi's life. We highly recommend this tour for anyone planning to visit Barcelona.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Frank, from New York, USA

Posted by Kristin B - 21 Jun 2016

“Great Gaudi Tour in Barcelona, Spain” 5/5 stars

We just returned from a trip to Spain. Our first day in Barcelona included this Gaudi tour with tour guide Mariona. The bus was beautiful and we could see very well. The tour was in very understandable English with individual headsets. I have some hearing loss, and can often not hear the guide very well, but on this tour I could hear everything perfectly. The tour involved walking within the Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló, but it was not exhausting like some tours. Be sure to close the door to the laundry room (behind us in the photo) on the roof of Casa Batlló to see a light show inside!! Mariona was extremely knowledgeable and told some interesting and funny stories. The tour was fantastic, and I would highly recommend it, Mariona, and the Barcelona Guide Bureau!

Reviewed on tripadvisor, by Kristin from California, USA

Posted by skm0803 - 14 Jun 2016

"Gaudi tour" 5/5 stars

We do not particularly like organised tours but sometimes it is worth it to ensure you get into places such as Sagarda Familia. Sonia was a great tour guide. We saw Batllo, the Gaudi remodelled house. Sadly not enough time to linger for a further 15 minutes or so. The Sagarda Familia was stunning me Sonia took so much time to explain some of the finer details. Loved it. Would have liked another 30 minutes with the option of a tower tour but that is the downside of organised tours.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by skm, from Brisbane, Australia

Posted by Eslynne - 31 May 2016

“Great tour, efficient friendly guides” 5/5 stars

Did the Gaudi Tour with the Barcelona Guide Bureau. Tanya was a really fun, efficient and informative guide, very comfortable coach and not having to line up for tickets to Casa Battlo and the Sagrada Familia a real bonus. Would definitely recommend using this company when visiting Barcelona.

Visited May 2016
Reviewed on tripadvisor by Eslynne from Australia

Posted by mimacdon88 - 04 May 2016

"Gaudi Tour Amazing" 5/5 stars
Wow what a great experience, this skip the line tour was amazing and well worth the price. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, spoke fluent english. We visited one of the homes done by Gaudi which was soooo beauriful, and the guide told us a great deal of detail on how the house was removated by Gaudi noting specifics about the how it was engineered, he showed us small details such as venting to cool the room. He knew so much about Sagrada Familia Church and all the details such as how Gaudi figured out how things should be structured, he discussed marble and why pilars were made of different stone and why and what is being done now and in the future. He was such a great guide and this tour was worth every penny I would recommend it and give it a 10 out of 10. I am a senior with a mild to medium walking problem and had no problem walking on this tour, they had an elevator in the house so you could use that to access the upper floors, kudos for a great tour.
Reviewed on tripadvisor by mimacdon88 from Dartmouth, Canada

Posted by lynnnie624 - 20 Apr 2016

"Stunning Gaudi experience" 5/5 stars
Took the 9:00 am tour including Casa Batllo which is a don't miss. Then on to the Sagrada Familia basilica. Our guide, Tanja, was amazingly knowledgable which made the tour really worth it. She was obviously very experienced and knew all the right places from which to view the buildings. Not only that she was charming and her English was barely accented and she spoke very clearly. Highly recommend BGB and especially Tanja.

Visited April 2016, reviewed on tripadvisor by lynnnie624 from Naples, Florida, USA

Posted by Donnachka - 31 Dec 2015

"First-class tour of Gaudi architecture" 5/5 stars.

We booked a 3.5-hour Gaudi tour and had Bernard as our guide. Check-in was well-organized, the bus we had for transport was comfortable, and Bernard was the best! We had 3 generations in our group, including my mother and my 13-year-old son. Everyone was fully engaged and engrossed. Bernard was personable, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. It's hard to imagine how anyone wouldn't find him charming. His passion for the subject matter is infectious. The Gaudi sites are heavily visited by tourists and have long lines. Being part of a group such as this allowed us to bypass all lines. In all, I highly recommend this tour outfit and would happily book through them again. Visited December 2015

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Donnachka, from Seattle, Washington, USA

Posted by torres2200 - 12 Dec 2015

"Gaudi Tour -worth the money, a must take tour" 5/5 stars
To pass the long line to enter the magnificent Basilica Sagrada Familia is the worth the cost of the tour but then to be escorted and educated by a well informed tour guide was well beyond our expectation. We also visited the Casa Batllo with the same guide walking us through this Gaudi masterpiece. You can visit both sited on your own but you won't have the luxury of a guide.

Visited October 2015. Reviewed on tripadvisor by torres2200, from New Jersey, USA

Posted by sallyb853 - 16 Nov 2015

"Gaudi Tour – Fantastic" 5/5 stars
Part bus tour. Part walking tour. Fantastic guide. Enjoyed the tour of Casa Batllo. La Sagrada Familia was inspiring. Both parts of the tour were better than I expected. Learned much. Glad we had reservations and did not need to stand in line to enter. The headphones were wonderful. Enabled us to hear our guide even when we were not close to her. I highly recommend the tour.

Visited November 2015. Reviewed on tripadvisor by sallyb853, from Maryland, USA

Posted by John S - 02 Sep 2015

"Gaudi tour" 5/5 stars
We particularly wanted to see the Sagrada Familia and Casa Battlo, this covered both. Cost was reasonable and also included entrance fees to both sites. Our guide Arturo/Arthur was very professional and knowledgeable. At both places we were given adequate free time to look around. Also our bus driver Zac was very good. Length of tour was three and a half hours, which was plenty. We toured in the morning starting at 9.00 am before the heat of the day.

Visited August 2015. Reviewed on tripadvisor by John S from Melbourne, Australia

Posted by Jodi B - 20 Jul 2015

“Gaudi Tour in Barcelona with a wonderful guide!” 5/5 stars
Our guide was Laura, and she was wonderful. The headsets and receptors made it easy to hear everything at the Casa Batlló and the crowded Sagrada Familia. She was enthusiastic and made the tour very enjoyable. The bus was comfortable and cool on a very hot day. The speakers in the bus were very clear and easy to understand, so often not the case. It was a great morning and we learned a lot. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2015. Reviewed on tripadvisor by Jodi B

Posted by 351food4thought - 17 Jul 2015

“A Great Experience” 5/5 stars
Our guide was friendly and thorough in his explanations of the history behind Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia, the two main sites we visited. Our guide had many anecdotes about Gaudi and drew our attention to interesting details of each place. We received small headsets which made it easy to hear him and follow the tour. He also placed Gaudi in context of his time and showed us examples of buildings done by his rivals. We had the option to remain at Sagrada Familia (though we would have had to arrange our own transportation back to our hotel) and explore on our own, which, in retrospect, I wish that we had done. We used another tour bureau in Barcelona for a tour of Parc Guell, Casa Milia and Sagrada Familia and their tour did not include admission to Sagrada Familia. We found that it fell far short of BGB. If I ever have the opportunity to return to Barcelona I will use Barcelona Guide Bureau exclusively.

Visited May 2015. Reviewed on tripadvisor by 351food4thought from Minnesota, USA

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