Sagrada Família & Park Güell Tour
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Sagrada Família & Park Güell Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Gain immediate access to both Gaudí works with our trademark Skip the Line pass.
  • Air-conditioned private transport the Sagrada Família and Park Guell, and back, for a seamless and comfortable experience.
  • Enjoy insider stories and anecdotes about the two masterpieces, told by your expert, English-speaking local guide.
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer for an intimate experience.
  • Audio headsets so you don’t miss a word.
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO-listed masterpiece of Catalan Modernist architecture, which showcases Gaudí at the peak of his talent.

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Discover two of architect Antoni Gaudí’s largest and most impressive works in one tour — the Sagrada Família and Park Güell. Begin your tour at the Sagrada Família with your local, English-speaking expert guide, then head up to Park Güell in a private, air conditioned bus to explore this open-air work of art and impressive panoramic city views.
Colorful Stained Glasses inside Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

Sagrada Família’s colorful lights

Each side of the Sagrada Família is inlaid with hundred of colorful stained-glass windows; a kaleidoscopic mosaic that fills the entire space with brilliant light that shifts from cool blues and greens to warm reds and oranges as the day progresses.

Famous Gaudi Statue called El Drac in Parc Guell, Barcelona

El Drac Park Güell

Recognized around the globe as the emblem and mascot of Park Güell, the “El Drac” dragon or lizard sculpture at the entrance of the park is a must-have photo for any visitor.

Stunning views of Barcelona from Parc Guell Terrace

City Views from Park Güell

High above the city on the slopes of Carmel Hill, visitors to Park Güell enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona stretching out below you to meet the sea.

Tour Description

It’s not until you first lay eyes of the Sagrada Família that you truly appreciate its massive scale and myriad, minute details. With tall, spires that seem to defy gravity, countless figures from both the human and natural world, the facades of Gaudí’s most ambitious project impressive and astound over 3 million visitors per year. Today, it’s the most visited building in Spain. Your English-speaking local guide, an expert in all things Gaudí, will share insider stories and anecdotes throughout your tour, truly bringing this iconic building to life.

Begun in 1882, after more than 100 years of tireless work the church is still under construction, though it’s easy to understand why. Our guide will share tales of Gaudí’s love affair with his final work, how he considered the project his personal holy mission, and the great personal sacrifices he made to ensure its completion. Sadly, he would not live to see it finished. Such was the complexity of the design that despite taking on the project at 31 years of age, Gaudí only lived to see the completion of one facade, one tower, the apse, and the crypt.

Our trademark Skip the Line access will whisk you past the long entrance lines and straight into the heart of the Basilica. You’ll feel as though you have stepped into an alternate universe. Step through a heavy set of doors covered in hand-carved vines and find yourself beneath rows and rows of tree-like pillars that seem to reach up all the way to the heavens. 

After having marvelled at this unique monument, we catch our private, air-conditioned bus transfer to Park Güell, another of Gaudí’s most renowned works, built on the slopes of the Carmel Hill for the Güell family between 1900 and 1914. Like our visit to Sagrada Família, the long lines here are of no concern, as our tickets are pre-booked allowing us immediate access to the most famous and impressive part of the park, the “monumental zone”.

The architectural design of Park Güell is perhaps the truest testament to Gaudí's love of and obsession with nature. The wave-like walls of stone and cement seem to grow up from the ground, just like the plants that surround them, and the vibrant colors of his signature “trencadís” tile mosaics cover the walls, ceilings, benches, and more, with the famous lizard/dragon figure, known as “El Drac”, serving as the centerpiece of the park’s entrance and a must-have photo opportunity.

Hear about this history and details of this wondrous outdoor work of art from your guide, then enjoy an hour of free time to relax and take in the forms, colors, and spectacular panoramic view of Barcelona before your transfer back to the city center.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket to the Sagrada Familia
  • Entrance ticket to the Park Guell
  • Air-conditioned, comfortable bus transportation to Park Guell and back 
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Sagrada Família
  • Park Güell

FAQs

  • How will I recognize the guide?

    Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

  • Do I need to bring my confirmation voucher with me?

    It is not necessary to bring your voucher. We do recommend bringing the voucher with you as it contains helpful maps and directions to the meeting point. You can present this to your guide on the day of your tour either on a mobile device, or print it out.

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