If Chicago has Frank Lloyd Wright, Barcelona has Antoni Gaudi. For very different reasons, these two contemporaries are regarded by many art critics as the finest architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For visitors to Spain's "second city," City Wonders' Complete Gaudi Tour with Sagrada Familia offers intimate access to the latter's proudest accomplishments.
It's hard to miss La Sagrada Familia's towering silhouette, but what about Gaudi's other famous landmarks? With this comprehensive Gaudi tour, we ensure that you don't miss a single one of the genius's major works. The tour begins at Casa Milà, a massive residential building in Barcelona's Eixample district. Built during the first decade of the 20th century, Casa Mila was among the first buildings to utilize load-bearing curtain walls. This achievement laid the groundwork for the construction of some of the world's tallest skyscrapers. Our tour lets you skip the line and move through multiple rooms that retain their original furnishings. Next, your Gaudí experience takes you to Casa Batlló, a former private residence that eschews straight lines in favor of whimsical, tiled curves. After a lunch break, you'll head up the hill to Gaudí's Park Güell. With beautiful vistas, stunning sculptures and houses that evoke the gingerbread houses of your childhood, you'll find yourself lost amid its myriad features.
A Closer Look at La Sagrada Familia
Of course, the Gaudi tour's "main event" is La Sagrada Família, the towering, still-unfinished cathedral that stands as one of the most ambitious architectural projects ever attempted. With your English-speaking guide and crystal-clear headphones, you'll skip the long line and head right to the cathedral's most famous features. From multi-hued stained glass windows to majestic columns and soaring arches, La Sagrada Família's design elements impress even the most jaded observers. By the time the tour concludes, you'll feel like you've taken a college-level course on Gaudí's mastery.
Why Take the La Sagrada Familia Tour?
In addition to these impossible-to-replicate sights, our La Sagrada Família Tour offers some key perks that you won't find anywhere else. In a group of fewer than 25 people, you'll enjoy intimate access to an English-speaking expert who knows Gaudí's work through and through. Thanks to convenient busing, you'll move between each site in comfort and style. Since you'll be skipping the lines, you'll have hours to examine design elements and hear stories about Gaudí's life and times.
There's more to Barcelona than Gaudí's achievements, but the legendary architect offers a great starting point for further exploration. Book your City Wonders tour today and get ready to see Catalonia's capital in a whole new light.