Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà & Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
This full day walking tour of Barcelona distills the finest elements of the culture, cuisine, history, and architecture of Barcelona into a single, unforgettable day that will immerse you in the life of the city, past and present. From the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter to the airy splendor of the Sagrada Família and Gaudí's most famous houses, we cover more of the city than any other tour.
Your day begins on the steps of the Sagrada Família where you'll meet your expert guide. We'll take a stroll around to see the various facades of the Sagrada Família and learn why they look so different. Next, you'll skip the long lines with priority entrance tickets. As you tour the interior, your guide will tell you about Gaudí's extraordinary life story and point out the elements and details that will give you a deep insight into the mind of one of the most unique geniuses of the 20th century.
For the next part of your tour, you'll hop on a subway to get across town. Your guide will show you the Casa Batlló, the Casa Amatller, and the Casa Lleó Morera. These are three of the most unique buildings in the world, created for wealthy families who were all trying to outdo each other. After understanding the details behind these facades, we will enter the Casa Milà (La Pedrera) to explore its stunning interior. No tour is complete without stepping onto the roof, which is arguably the best in Barcelona.
After lunch, it's time for a stroll through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter to learn about the history of the city. Walking past Roman Walls that date back thousands of years, you’ll learn how this city went from a provincial fishing village to the heart of an entire region unified by a very hairy king.
After a stroll down Barcelona's iconic pedestrian street, La Rambla, we arrive at the city's favorite market, La Boquería. Here you’ll explore the stalls overflowing with local meats, cheeses and other produce and you’ll learn what’s in season during your visit, and why Catalonia is considered one of the most fertile regions in Spain.
Finally, you’ll visit Barcelona Cathedral, formally known as The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, although you'll hear most locals refer to it as "La Seu". Hear fascinating stories during an interior tour of the cathedral, including access to the rooftop terrace, where you'll enjoy beautiful views from above.