Barcelona streets radiate bohemian ambiance and unleashed creativity. This unique atmosphere is a consequence of the 20th-century modernist influences that started stressing the aesthetic importance of living spaces. The mind behind the most notable places to see in Barcelona is the one and only Antoni Gaudi! Our Barcelona tours to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell offers an in-depth look at Gaudi's two most significant creations!
Sagrada Familia represents an intricate combination of Christian values intertwined with a nature-inspired design. On the other hand, Park Guell showcases Gaudi's creative talents through landscape and gardening. Barcelona day tours options are endless, but these two landmarks are must-sees! The price includes Sagrada Familia and Park Guell skip the line entry as well as the knowledgeable insight of our expert guide!
Accommodating millions of visitors each year, both Sagrada Familia and Park Guell are the busiest Barcelona attractions. This means ever-present queues in front of the ticket office and unbearably long waiting time. In the peak season, the tickets are often sold out a few days in advance!
Booking your best of Barcelona Tours in English with us will save you from all that hustle. We guarantee you a skip the line Sagrada Familia tickets and Park Guell Tickets. No waiting, no stress! When inside, our guide will give you a vivid and detailed account of the history as well as curiosities surrounding these works of art. Plus, you are welcome to select your tour times independently of each other. You can visit Sagrada one day and Park Guell the next... it's completely up to you!
What else? With us, you can plan in advance or find life-saving last minute tickets! Plus, there are no unpleasant surprises at the checkout, the reservation and transaction fees are included in the price!
Gaudi worked on these marvelous creations simultaneously. Interestingly, both of them are still unfinished today but for different reasons. Despite this small hiccup, they represent a couple of the most exceptional examples of modernist architecture and are undoubtedly the best of Gaudi's works.
The construction of Sagrada Familia started in the 19th century. A bookseller Jose Maria Boca Bella set his mind to building a church devoted to the holy family (Sagrada Familia). Initially, the architect of the Diocese, Francisco del Villar took charge of the project. However, he and Boca Bella didn't get along. In 1883, Boca Bella hired a visionary architect, Antoni Gaudi to take over the construction.
La Sagrada Familia became Gaudi's life work that combined Christian symbolism with modernist design. Gaudi new he would not see Sagrada completed in his lifetime, that's how complex it was. However, he didn't expect to say goodbye to it so quickly either. He devotedly worked on the project until his untimely accidental death on 10th of June 1926.
Park Guell also has its story! The park was commissioned by Count Eusebi Guell. He had an intriguing idea of creating a garden city that combines nature with the concept of equal housing. However, Gaudi only managed to finish two buildings and paths around the park, instead of the planned 60 villas.
Why? Not many people showed interest. The project was unsuccessful and became city property in 1923, and its gates were opened to the public. Even if unfinished, its one of Gaudi's most colorful and whimsical projects. It features columns that resemble palm-tree trunks, rubble-surfaced arches growing out of the ground, quilts of ceramic tiles, and more.
Sagrada Familia and Park Guell are among the top things to do in Barcelona. Book your Barcelona city tour to visit Sagrada Familia and Park Guell with us to get the most out of your visit.