The Gaudí Tour
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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.
- When: Daily at 8.45 am all year round
- 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
- 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
- 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?
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
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.
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.