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- This tour involves some light walking.
- 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 to expect
This is one of the most famous boulevards in Barcelona—perhaps even all of Europe. It connects the old Barcelona with the new, with marvelous sights and scents and sounds every step of the way. We drive past here for your first taste of Barcelona.
Start with the architecture—get your first taste of Gaudí at Casa Batlló. Also known as the “House of Bones,” you can’t miss its jeweled, dragon-back facade. A bit further on, there’s Casa Milà (the locals call it la Pedrera, or the quarry), another Gaudí landmark.
Then there’s Casa Amatller, the often overshadowed but no less marvelous Modernist stunner designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. You’ll also see Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner—it’s a Barcelona architectural trifecta.
Passeig de Gràcia is Barcelona’s luxury shopping headquarters; brands like Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Hermès, Gucci, and Chanel line the boulevard.
Wonderful cafes, fabulous galleries and restaurants make their home on Passeig de Gràcia. It’s always a favorite of first-time (and returning) visitors.
Let’s face it—if you could only see one Gaudí masterpiece, you’d choose the Sagrada Família. It really is that amazing.
The foundation stones were laid in 1882 and until COVID-19 it was planned to be completed 2026. Now, architects don’t want to adventure anymore a finishing date but it won’t be that long. What kind of building takes over a century to complete? It’s amazing to be able to visit this basilica every few years and always see new pieces, some designed 100 years ago.
Consider its three massive, ornate facades: The Nativity facade, the only completed under Gaudí himself, while the Glory facade is about to be started and the Passion facade is cloaked in controversy if Gaudí would’ve liked it..
Inside, columns resembling tree branches reach toward the ceiling. There are countless details while it remains very simple with many towers, portals, and intricate inner features. There will be 18 spires when the church is complete, and when the final tower representing Jesus Christ is finished, the Sagrada Família will be the tallest church in the world.
You skip the lines and walk right in on our tour—it’s a VIP perk reserved for our guests.
Barcelona is the busiest leisure port in the Mediterranean, and it’s got an exciting waterfront to prove it. There are miles of lovely urban beaches, endless esplanades and boardwalks, and the gorgeous expanse of the sea.
It’s the perfect melange of old and new—La Barceloneta, the charming 18th-century fishing village (with the very best seafood restaurants) side by side with ultra-modern Port Vell and the Olympic Port with Frank Gehry’s famous fish sculpture.
You’ll even see the Columbus Monument standing tall over the Plaça de la Porta de Pau while we drive along the waterfront.
The 37th America’s Cup Barcelona official opening ceremony will be held in Barcelona on the 22nd of August 2024. We are so excited about it and all the new spaces that will be refurbished!
Montjuïc, or “Jew’s Hill,” rises 600 feet above sea level and originally served as Barcelona’s first line of defense against invasion.
Today? It’s one of Barcelona’s most fascinating art destinations, home of the Fundació Joan Miró, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and the CaixaForum.
If that’s not enough, there’s also the 17th-century Montjuïc Castle, the dancing Magic Fountain, and the Olympic Stadium.
And it goes without saying that the views from the top of the hill are…breathtaking. It’s the best spot to take pictures of views over the city—tried and tested.
Although it’s technically part of Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol is an attraction in its own right. The Spanish Village is an open area museum built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition.
It’s a representation of all that makes Spain unique and amazing—there are replicas of buildings and streets from different autonomous regions of Spain such as Andalusia, Aragon, Basque Country, and Cantabria, complete with craftsmen and artisans selling traditional wares.
And as you’d guess, there are some nice bars and restaurants so you can sample regional cuisines. It’s a great place to grab a bite and take in the sights and sounds of Spain.
Our Barcelona Highlights tour runs whenever you want. No matter when you’re in Barcelona, we organize it for you.
Pick your starting time and the meeting place that suits you and we will be there for you.
Your guide is here to help you uncover our beautiful city’s secrets and enjoy its charms in an unforgettable way. They can answer any question about the city, its historical sites and attractions, and give you the ultimate Barcelona experience.
Our guides are local experts who share interesting background knowledge and insights you’d never find on your own. Plus, you skip the lines with VIP admission to Barcelona’s popular sights; we make every minute of your holiday memorable.
Get to know our city with the Barcelona Experts; we make it easy to do Barcelona your way.
You do need to dress modestly for admission to the Sagrada Família, a Catholic church—no bare shoulders, bare midriffs, or plunging back or necklines. Shorts and skirts should hit mid-thigh.
We could finish the tour wherever you liked it the most or, of course, back to your accomodation. Our guides are happy to give you a few pointers of things to see and do.
The tour involves light walking.
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Gaudí and Sagrada Família
- Passeig de Gràcia
- Casa Batlló and La Pedrera
- Eixample – The Expansion District
- Guided tour of Sagrada Família
Montjuïc and Poble Espanyol
- Arc de Triomf
- Waterfront, port beaches and Old Port
- Columbus Monument
- Montjuïc Hill including Mirador l’Alcalde (Mayor’s Lookout)
- Poble Espanyol guided visit