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Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour

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Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the architecture and creative work of artistic genius Antoni Gaudí on this afternoon excursion in Barcelona. Take some time to admire the designer's UNESCO World Heritage-listed La Sagrada Familia before heading to Gaudí's iconic Park Güell for a skip-the-line visit. Spend time exploring the park's wealth of mosaic-adorned benches, walls, and sculptures before heading back to the city center to see the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site from the outside.
  • Tour of Barcelona’s famous Gaudi-designed monuments
  • Enjoy close-up views of La Sagrada Familia on a stroll outside the UNESCO-listed cathedral
  • Learn about Gaudi’s life in Barcelona and the many Modernist monuments he created
  • Take a skip-the-line tour of Park Güell, a vast garden complex on the hill of El Carmel
  • Admire the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site from the outside.
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Bilingual local guide
Radio guide system
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission to Park Güell
Admission to Sagrada Familia and Sant Pau Art Noveau Masterpiece.
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
The tour ends at Sant Pau Art Nouveau site, the transportation back to the office is not included.
Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80 , Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Julià Travel Gray Line Spain, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau , Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain

The tour ends at Sant Pau Art Noveau Site (Sant Antoni Maria Claret Street, 167, 08025, Barcelona).

Take an art-lover's tour of Barcelona as you learn the history and inspiration behind the many creations of Catalan master Antoni Gaudí. Whether you're an admirer of architecture or simply looking to gain a better understanding of the life of one of Barcelona's most famous citizens, this tour offers the perfect starting point.

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and head to the tour's first stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed La Sagrada Familia. Considered by many to be one of Gaudí's finest creations, this towering architectural masterpiece features a visually striking arrangement of skinny spires and detail-rich facades. Listen to details from your guide about the history of this incredible building, which is still under construction more than 130 years after work began. 

Continue to Park Güell, a gorgeous Gaudí-designed park situated in the hills above Barcelona on the hill of El Carmel. This beautiful park, covered head to toe with intricate mosaic-tiled terraces, benches, sculptures, and walls, frequently experiences long lines at its entrance. But thanks to your fast-track ticket included with your tour, leap right past these lines on your way in, spending the extra time you might have been waiting experiencing the striking walkways and leaf-shrouded grounds of this urban oasis.

Leave Park Güell and head next to the city center to admire the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site from the outside.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
The first part of the visit consists in a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, where we will discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Parc Guell
Back to the bus, we will access to the upper part of Barcelona, where Park Güell is located with an incredible panoramic views of the city. The Park is one of the most emblematic works of Gaudí because he displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style. The park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
Follow your guide and board the coach again for a short trip to the Sant Pau Art Noveau Masterpiece. The guide will give you an explanation of the exterior of the building, which will allow you to learn about the history of the site and the ideas of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants travel for free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Please note this tour includes about 3 hours of walking. Please wear appropriate attire.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, official acts and public works).
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Artistic Barcelona: Capital of Modernism Afternoon Tour.

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star-5
Solid tour!
stanley_c
, Jun. 2022
Great tour, thanks mainly to our fantastic guide Marta. While we didn't enter the Sagrada (had done that on our last visit), she shared remarkable insight to the architecture and sculptures on the outside of the structure. The Gaudi park was also a really nice visit and was only about a ten minute bus ride from the Sagrada. Marta was the key though, as she was so funny and interesting. I mean, what are the odds of a tour guide form Barcelona, hearing that one of the tourists was from Georgia, breaks into the first 4-6 lines of "Devil Went Down to Georgia"!?!?
star-3
Do not accept bilingual tours.
ni7irs
, Oct. 2019
The complaint about bilingual tours is valid. I booked this for my parents and although it was a small group, it was in English and Spanish. The tour was essentially in Spanish with a few words in English. Make sure to book a. English only tour.
star-1
Misleading - no entry into Sagrada Familia
julouisianne
, Oct. 2019
Booked by phone specifically to go to Sagrada Familia because we didn’t want to stand in line to tickets. At the time of tour was told it was for the outside only and no entry into cathedral. So wasted an opportunity to book any other place because it was too late in the day. We were leaving the next morning, so didn’t get to see it at all. Very disappointed. However we were refunded our money but that doesn’t make up for not being able to go. Should have been specific that it was for the outside only.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Patti_C
, Jul. 2019
It was over 100 degrees and our tour and tour guide were great!! He did a really good job in the heat!
star-1
Worst tour ever
Tony_A
, Jul. 2019
It started off okay and the tour guide was fine at the beginning but she ended up leaving so many people behind and would not count and make sure everyone was present. We were left behind at Parc Guell and when my family and I found her at our next stop we realized that 4/19 were with her. It was terrible don’t do it.
star-3
tour canceled
Voyage44441215550
, Jun. 2019
our guided tour was canceled three days before we were supposed to go because the tour guide was injured sorry for his injury but VIATOR should have been able to have gotten us on another tour. We had to scramble once we were in Barcelona to get a tour of El Sagrada Familia Very disappointed by their lack of help when they caused the problem The attraction once we got there was great no thanks to Viator
star-1
So so
Frank S
, Jun. 2019
Not the greatest tour in my opinion, mostly because this tour did not include going into any of the buildings. No entrance to La Sagrada, or any of the Gaudí houses. While La Segrada is impressive from the outside the others were not that interesting. We were originally scheduled on another Viator tour that included the inside of La Segrada, a tour we booked months ago. A day before arriving in Spain we were notified that the tour was cancelled. And at that point all the inside tours at la Segrada were sold out. That was a huge disappointment as we had planned well in advance. We have booked a lot of tours with Viator and this was by far the worst experience. I lost a lot of trust in the system as you plan for trips way in advance so you can see what you want to see while traveling. Imagine if you booked a tour of the Vatican and then were told a day before that it is cancelled. Then you find yourself if Rome and don’t get to see the Vatican. Viator should have done a better job vetting their vendors. We didn’t want our money back we wanted an inside tour of la Segrada. Viator did nothing to help us rebook or find an alternative. This was not very professional and a disappointing way to start our vacation
star-2
Disappointing tour
Svetlana_F
, Apr. 2019
The guide barely spoke English and as the tour was on both Spanish and English, it was impossible to catch up and understand. Also, he spoke very softly and we hardly could hear him at all. It seems he was more interested in showing us good pictures spots rather than talk about history and the sites itself.
star-5
Great tour with an informative and...
Sheila H
, Mar. 2018
Great tour with an informative and interesting guide. Seeing the dragon/lizard was really the highlight of the tour. We also learned at lot of info about Gaudi, a most remarkable architect.
star-3
Very informative tour but wished we...
Stephanie G
, Jan. 2018
Very informative tour but wished we would have had more time to admire the view from Park Guell and less time sitting on the bus waiting for the others to join.
star-2
nice place but was expecting more from...
jrhyper2
, Jan. 2018
nice place but was expecting more from this tour. basically on your own. not worth the money
star-4
Now, I really enjoyed this tour but...
catmagee
, Nov. 2017
Now, I really enjoyed this tour but its is more than just the above attractions and that turned out to be a problem. I was travelling with a 10 year old and thought an overview of the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell would be ideal for us both. However, when we met for the tour, it was called the Artistic tour but alarm bells still didn't ring. We set off on our air conditioned coach and the wonderful and informative guide talked us through the tour. We had to be dropped off and walk to the Sagrada Familia as coaches are not allowed closer. We walked around the outside with the guide telling us all about it and then back to the coach. We then set off for Park Guell where again we had to alight and walk around at this point the 10 year old decided he'd had enough and we had to leave the party and go back to the coach for a break. We spent about 1.5 hours here and then headed back into town where we were dropped off again for another extended period of walking to look at all the Gaudi architecture along with some others!. It was very interesting and what we saw was amazing. However, I do not remember it stating the tour would be 4 hours long, it would involve so much walking and would leave you away from were we started off. Judging by several people on the coach and some who left early neither did they! It was a bit of shame but, if that is what you are expecting, and you're up to it it is a great tour..... Its not really a tour for children - physically he could do it but the attention span just isn't there.
star-2
Average you see the sights but can...
campbellzsoup
, Oct. 2017
Average you see the sights but can you believe my tour guide said there were no time for pictures...??? What tour guide does this?? He was knowledgeable, you know upfront your not going into the church so don’t expect it. Average nothing I can say that makes it anything but...
star-5
Mark did a great job in describing...
David C
, Oct. 2017
Mark did a great job in describing everything along the way. He was very personable and knowledgeable. The tour was better than we expected and Mark our guide had a lot to do with it. After the tour was over he made sure we all got what we needed to make the remainder of our trip a good one. I would use Viator tours again - they have not let us down yet. A great tour group in multiple cities we have visited.
star-5
Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide...
Mike L
, Oct. 2017
Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was extremely passionate about Gaudi and shared much information about the buildings. Some in our group complained about not going into the Sagrada Familia but we were very aware this was the case. Photo wise I would suggest going in the morning as the harsh afternoon sun spoiled some of my pics. Still loved it but.
star-3
Interesting day, Tour guide had the...
ilse_m
, Sep. 2017
Interesting day, Tour guide had the knowledge but went on a bit too much and English was a little hard to understand.. Still interesting.
star-4
Amazing tour. the tour guide was...
Marta S
, Sep. 2017
Amazing tour. the tour guide was very engaging and knowledgeable. I would love to be able to go inside to see La Sagrada Familia.
star-1
That was the worst tour! Out guide...
Maureen W
, Sep. 2017
That was the worst tour! Out guide spoke broken English and made strange comment after most short talks along the way.it was extremely over priced. We shared the coach and mic in the coach with the Spanish tour their guide kept the mic and did not give our guide time to speak to us in English
star-4
Really enjoyed this tour, but wished...
Carol L
, Aug. 2017
Really enjoyed this tour, but wished we had made a reservation for the church also, did this tour on day before getting on cruise ship, lots to see in Barcelona, take time to enjoy the city day and night.
star-5
This was a great way to see the most...
Carla M
, Jul. 2017
This was a great way to see the most famous Gaudi sights. Because they are not close together it was great to have the air conditioned bus to drive us from place to place. We learned so much more by taking this tour than we would have on our own. It is very crowded around La Sagrada Familia, especially, so it was very nice to have an expert guide to lead us around and show us the best spots to see things.

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