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3h30 approx.
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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

Overview

Overview

Fast track entrance to Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló. Enter Gaudí’s world of fantasy and geometry and don’t leave Barcelona without truly understanding some of his most exceptional works.

Tour Details

  • When: Daily at 9 AM all year round
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
  • Language: English
  • Price includes: Entrance fees to Casa Batlló (worth 23.50 €) & Sagrada Família (worth 15 €)
  • 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, 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?

Who was Gaudí?

Antoni Gaudí was a visionary architect during Barcelona’s modernista period early 1900. He graced Barcelona with nearly all its extraordinary buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, including Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló.

Open your eyes, heart and mind – wonder at how Gaudí used nature as his source of inspiration, you will find that what seems like chaos is actually based in sophisticated mathematics. Each detail is full of surprises waiting to be discovered.

Passeig de Gràcia

This broad elegant avenue was built for and by the wealthy Barcelonians and they have never left; luxury and design shops line the street along with major banks and the stock exchange. Architectural details include modernist lampposts and Gaudí’s tiles for the pavement and a myriad of grand buildings:

  • La Pedrera, Casa Milà. Check out the wavy façade with its extraordinary balconies, and don’t miss the top with the weird chimneys that resemble soldiers looking out for the residents.
  • The block of discord. The main architects from the modernista style had the chance to show their best: Gaudí with Casa Batlló, Domènech i Montaner with Casa Lleó Morera and Puig i Cadafalch with Casa Amatller

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is not just a building but an artistic legend; The exceptional façade reflects a tranquil sea and, hidden behind it, is a world of surprised and refined architectural details.

  • Façade
  • Noble Floor
  • Roof terrace
Don’t miss the shop!

Sagrada Família

The jewel in the crown of Gaudí’s works, still being built, 2026

  • Outside. Each façade explains a chapter of Jesus’ life. You will walk in through the Birth Façade – look closely, the whole nativity is represented there. At the other side of the basilica is the Passion Façade, representing the stages before Jesus died.
  • The basilica. There are no words to describe the first time you enter the Sagrada Família. The curved columns resembling trees, the light that dances and plays across the hall in a constant change of colors. Just wait and see!
  • Museum. The studio workshop is essential to understand how Gaudí worked and thought. The models he used are beyond anyone’s imagination.
The tour will end at the Sagrada Familia, so if you wish to, you can stay there for as long as you want. That will give you the opportunity to visit  the museum.
What to expect

What to expect

Meeting point

The tour will start at 9 AM on time. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. You will recognize us for our orange umbrellas at plaça Catalunya, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza and Deutsche Bank.

Why 9 am?

We start early so you can visit the Casa Batlló before everyone else arrives.

Will I have free time?

Yes, we balance the tour with some free time in both Casa Batlló and Sagrada Família. And if you are hungry for more, you can always stay longer at the Sagrada Família, as that is where the tour will end.

Guide

Discover Barcelona by the hand of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Driver

Enjoy the peace of mind of being driven by a professional driver, who will take care of your safety and will adapt the pace of the tour so you have time to look out and take pictures.

Coach

Discover the city from a roomy and air conditioned bus with big windows – great for pictures!

This is a new bus. It is not only comfortable, but also has a low emissions engine. This means we help reduce the air pollution in Barcelona and reduce the CO2 climate change emissions.

How large is the group?

The absolute maximum is 40 people.

Will I hear the guide easily?

Yes, we use a radio-guide whisper system. You will listen to the guide directly from your earphones.

This is also a neighbor-friendly measure. We are not loud but talk softly through the radio-guides, giving some peace to the people who live nearby.

Additional information

  • Secure and easy booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • All departures are guaranteed

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours or more before the starting time.
  • There is no reimbursement if it is less than 24 hours.
  • You can change the date free of charge up to 1 hour before the tour has started.
Departure point

Departure point

The tour will start from plaça Catalunya, in front of Deutsche Bank and Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time and look for the orange umbrellas!

Reviews

Reviews

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

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

"GAUDI TOUR WITH TANJA MARTINOVIC" 5/5 stars

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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