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Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Historic Center and Boat Cruise

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    Stop At: Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona Spain

    Your day begins on the steps of the Sagrada Família where you’ll meet your expert guide and no more than 14 fellow travelers. Before you go inside you’ll be able to snap a few pictures at the nicest viewpoint of the church, then take a stroll around to see the various facades of and learn why they look so different. As you tour the inside, your guide will tell you the 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. After a full tour of the sanctuary, including a peek into Gaudí’s crypt, you’ll also step into the museum to learn exactly how Gaudí planned this puzzle-box of a building and why his methods were truly groundbreaking.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Passeig de Gracia, 92, 08008 Barcelona Spain

    Aside from the Sagrada Família, the houses that Gaudí designed in in the late 20th century are his most beloved works in Barcelona. For the next part of your tour, you’ll hop on a subway to get across town. En route, your guide will give you plenty of tips and hints on how to use public transport in the city and the best ways to get around. Back above ground, you’ll step out onto the Passeig de Gracia, which has the highest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. Here you’ll see The Casa Batlló, the Casa Amatller, and the Casa Lleó Morera. As you study their facades your guide will point out the very Gaudí-esque details that you might miss and help you understand what makes each structure so special. All of this will help you put your next stop, the Casa Mila / La Pedrera, into context as you take a full tour of its stunning interior.
    As you move through the organic, undulating rooms (try to find a right angle - we dare you) which still contain period furniture, you’ll get a feel for what it was actually like to live in a space designed by one of the greatest architects to ever live. No tour is complete without stepping onto the roof, which is arguably the best in Barcelona. Considered a masterpiece of outdoor sculpture, each chimney has been sculpted into a different totem, giving it the feel of an open-air art gallery.


    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Pass By: Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona Spain

    Casa Batlló (outside)

    Pass By: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    In the afternoon, you’ll reconvene in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter for a stroll through 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.


    Pass By: Las Ramblas, La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    After hopping back on the metro and taking a quick stroll down Barcelona’s most famous pedestrian street, La Rambla, you’ll break for lunch. It’s not included but your guide will give you recommendations on where to eat at any price point and taste, including some amazing stalls in the Boqueria Market. We always work with local guides, and they will never recommend a spot where they wouldn’t eat themselves


    Pass By: Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    (from outside)

    Pass By: Fuente de la Portaferrissa, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, 2, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Carrer Portaferrissa

    Pass By: MUHBA - El Call, Placeta de Manuel Ribe, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Next, you’ll explore some of the most beloved areas of the city center, like Gaudí’s favorite square. You’ll also learn about Barcelona’s old Jewish community, the dark history of the Spanish Inquisition, and the Spanish Civil war as you visit spots like the Old Jewish Quarter, Sant Felip Neri Square, and the Plaça St Jaume. You’ll also see the city’ second most iconic church in the neighborhood of El Born and a shop selling trinkets you won’t find anywhere else in the world; the only hint we’ll give you is that they’re an ode to Catalonians’ near obsession with the topic of digestion.


    Pass By: Barcelona Cathedral, Pla de la Seu, S/N, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    (from the outside)

    Pass By: Placa de Sant Jaume, Placa Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Plaça St Jaume

    Pass By: Placa Sant Felip Neri, Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Sant Felip Neri Square

    Pass By: Plaza del Rey, Madrid Spain

    Plaza del Rey

    Pass By: Carrer Petritxol, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Carrer Petrixol

    Pass By: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona Spain

    La Boqueria

    Pass By: El Born, La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    El Born neighborhood

    Pass By: Port Vell, Moll de la Fusta, 08039 Barcelona Spain

    Finally, you’ll head down to the historic port, see a sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein, and learn how the sea has shaped the city before hopping aboard a 85-foot sailboat for a relaxing, hour-long cruise up the coast with a complimentary glass of wine.
    When you get back to the port, don’t forget ask your guide for restaurant recommendations and suggestions for other things to see and do. Now that you’ve seen Barcelona in a day, the rest of the city is at your fingertips.


    Pass By: Maremagnum, Moll d'Espanya, 5, 08039 Barcelona Spain

    Maremagnum shopping mall (from outside)
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Please let Silvia know that we really enjoyed our tour with her. Our European adventures started on July 3 and ended on July 22. We participated in many tours and hers was one of the best. She was very personable and knowledgeable and was eager...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Cris S
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Cris S, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us! We are so happy that you got to experience Silvia's passion and knowledge for the city of Barcelona. She loves this city and the culture and it really shows...More

    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    This tour was fantastic. Our morning with Oliver was filled with lots of interesting information. The skip the line passes are crucial to maximizing the day. Oliver's English was perfect and he was fun to spend the day with. Our afternoon guide Chryssi was also...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank mtwtraveling
    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Dear mtwtraveling, Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that your time with Oliver was well spent, especially since the "skip-the-line" feature came in handy. We want to ensure that we use our guest's time as efficiently as possible, filling it with...More

    Reviewed 3 November 2018

    My husband and I were new to Barcelona and did this daylong tour upon the recommendation of a family member who loved it. It was a great intro to Barcelona - not only to understand the main attractions of this fabulous city but to also...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Jennifer K
    TakeWalks, Guest Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Hello Jennifer K, Thank you so much for writing such a kind review! It's lovely to hear that this was a great way for you to get to know our city! Barcelona has so many wonderful aspects to it and we're glad that we got...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2018

    We had the best tour guide... and of course I can't remember her name. She helped us understand the architectural history of Barcelona in the context of when they were built so we could understand how revolutionary and provocative the designs were at the time....More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank MMcAdams
    Reviewed 24 July 2018

    Our day started with Ester. She was very knowledgeable about all the places she showed us. Her English was excellent and her personality was precious. We had a small group of seven which made it even better. Our afternoon guide was Chryssi and she was...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Alicia R
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