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Eixample Tours

Like the Barrio Gotico, the Eixample is a very interesting quarter of architectural interest. The strictly structured roads and the magnificent buildings are in contrast to the narrow roads of the gothic quarter.

 

The quarter of Eixample houses the famous buildings designed by Gaudi, like the Casa Batlló, the Pedrera (Casa Mila) and, of course, the Sagrada Familia. During the "Eixample and Modernisme-Tour," you'll get a good overview of Gaudis and his colleagues’ works in Barcelona.


Go to: Eixample and the Modernisme Tour
Go to: Casa Batlló and Casa Mila Tour
Go to: Sagrada Familia Tour
mosaik work at Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

Eixample and the Modernisme

Casa Batlló, Barcelona

Prices:

12 Euro for adults

10 Euro for students with ID

 

Duration: 2 hours

Language: English

 

Included in the price: Tourguide

 

 

Provider: GetYourGuide

"Helen was our guide and from beginning to end of this walking tour she was entertaining and informative. The stories she told were like she had lived them all first hand and she answered all questions confidently and competently also. So pleased we decided to do this despite only being in Barcelona for 2 days felt like I got so much from the 2 hour walking tour. At the end we went into La Sagrada Familia and were able to translate what we had learned into the inside of the building. Felt like I knew Gaudi by this point. Highly recommend."

GetYourGuide-customer from UK, May 29th, 2014


The Tour:

Barcelona is very associated with the name Antoni Gaudi. On this walking tour through the city, you will be able to trace this famous architect and his contemporary colleagues. The period we are talking about is modernism.

This period and style is a cultural "renaissance" of the 19th century for Barcelonese citizens. Gaudi and his colleagues were working with this spirit, and they’ve mixed traditional trade with upcoming modern techniques.

 

During the tour, you will be in the Eixample district. You will see lots of magnificent buildings, like the Casa Battló, the Pedrera, the Casa Lleó-Morera, and of course - the highlight of this époque - the Sagrada Familia!

Enjoy the colorful architecture of modernisme!

My review of the Modernisme-Tour

former ticket-counter Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona

The booking-process

Again, the booking-process through the platform of GetYourGuide was very easy! You get your voucher directly after the booking and you only have to print it or load it onto your mobile phone. That’s it!

 

The tour

The Meeting Point was well explained and the guide was easy to find. It’s impossible to miss the red umbrella of the company! Just show the guide your voucher and your ID and there you go!

 

Our group was very big for an October tour: 18 persons. We didn’t get an audio-system, but that was no problem: Carsen – our Netherland-American guide - talked very clear and loud so that you could understand everything she said. Because of this, the number of group-participants wasn’t a problem at all.

 

We started the tour in the Barrio Gotico; this was kind of confusing in the beginning (we booked a tour through Eixample) but as we went to our first stop, it kind of made sense. We started the tour at the “Palua de la Musica Catalan” and that is a very beautiful modernist building, located in the old town. And this shouldn’t be missed when taking a modernism tour!

 

After the Palau, we walked to “Placa Catalunya“ and into the Eixample! The quarter of Eixample is THE Modernism quarter of Barcelona! Carsen told us a lot about the different houses and their architectural style, as well as some interesting and funny background stories about Barcelona, the architects and their clients.

 

So we went up the Passeig de Gracia and saw the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milá of Gaudi and buildings of other architects as well. After that, we took the metro (so be sure you’ve got some cash) and drove to Sagrada Familia. This was our last stop. Carsen left us here, but before doing so she answered all our questions according to the tour and the next orientation.

 

Tip:

GetYouGuide offers in combination with this tour an entrance ticket to Sagrada Familia. That is a good idea because then you get to learn a lot about modernism and Gaudi, and it would be a great final to visit the Sagrada Familia. With this ticket, you can skip the lines - but it is linked to a timeslot, so make sure that you got some time because our tour lasted a bit longer than two hours!

 

Conclusion:

I – as habitant of Barcelona - learned a lot! And also, for a first visit of Barcelona, this tour can be very informative and entertaining!

Eixample and Modernism Tour

for 12 Euro p.P.


Casa Mila and Casa Battló Tour

turret of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Barcelona

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Prices:

72 Euro for adults

36 Euro for teens (7-12)

Free for children (0-6)

 

Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)

Wednesday to Sunday, afternoon spots available

Language: English

 

Included in the Price: Guided Tour, Entrance fee to Casa Battlò and Casa Mila

 

 

Provider: TicketBar

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The Tour:

You will see two of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces on the promenade of Passeig de Gracia: Casa Batlló and Casa Mila.

 

With your guide, you will dive deep into Gaudi’s world and he will show you both the exterior and interior of the colorful Casa Batlló as well as the eccentric designed Casa Mila. During the Tour, you will learn everything about the life and career of Antoni Gaudi.

 

The style of Gaudi and the Modernism-inspired theme is dominated by curvy lines and mosaics made of broken ceramic tiles. Nature is the root of Modernism, so you will see irregular balconies and no straight walls - everything has an impression of waves, trees or dragon scales.

 

Dive into the world of Gaudi with wavy walls and dragon facades.

1. Sagrada Familia Tour

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Prices:

39,50 Euro for adults - save 10 Euro!

26 Euro for teens (10 - 17)

Free for children (0-09)

 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

7 days a week, Morning or afternoon slots available

Language: English

 

Included in the price: Tour guide + Entrance fee

 

 

Provider: TicketBar

"The tour was first-class! We were a group of eight, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, encouraged and answered all our questions. Couldn't ask for more! Maximum size of groups is perfect. Thank you all!" TicketBar-customer


The Tour:

Discover the most visited sight of Barcelona - the Sagrada Famila! This cathedral has more than 2 Million visitors per year, and for that reason she is the most visited building of Antoni Gaudi.

 

An experienced guide will lead you through the church and give information about the history, the architectural style, and about the story of the facades. They will also guide you through the Museum of Sagrada Familia where you will find examples of the construction history.

 

After the tour, you are free to stay a bit longer in the church of Gaudi - until the closing.

 

Skip the lines and discover the most popular building of Barcelona!

My review of the Sagrada Familia Tour

Basic information:

The booking process with Ticketbar is quite easy. But be sure that you’ve received two emails: one from Ticketbar itself, and one from the Tour Operator TGI. Also check your Spam folder. You can print out the confirmation email, or just show the guide the email on your mobile phone. Both methods work.

After that, you just have to be on time at the meeting point!

 

When I arrived (10 minutes early) at the meeting point the guide was already there, as was most of the rest of the group (Germans… on time, every time)! ;)

 

The Tour:

The tour starts outside of Sagrada Familia to talk about the early history, including how Gaudis started at that building site. Our tour guide, Mercé, showed us some details on the facade of the crypt.

As it is very noisy outside—because all of the cars passing us—Mercé had a small speaker. You could understand her, but it was a little taxing on the ears.

 

After that, we went to the group entrance where Mercé left us for a little while to get the tickets and the audiosysteme for us. With this, it was very easy to understand her and follow her stories while looking and enjoying the facade of Gaudi. There is a lot to see on this façade, and Mercé tried to explain as much as she could.

 

Our next step was going inside. And it gave a great “Wow!” effect! I have this feeling every time I visit! I am really looking forward to getting your comments on this!

 

After showing us the inside and explaining for more than 1.5 hours, Mercé left us. But at this point you still have time to explore the Sagrada Familia on your own. You can buy tickets for the towers, or go downstairs to the museum.

 

Conclusion:

From the start to the end, the tour was a stress-free experience for me. And that is what we want, no? The information Mercé gave us was great, 1.5 hours is a good amount of time for a tour, and you can stand inside until they close. Enjoying the view from the towers, just sitting inside and staring at the ceiling!

Sagrada Familia Tour

for 29,50 Euro p.P.


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