The unique modernist works of architect Antoni Gaudí help define Barcelona's contemporary urban landscape. Your full-day city discovery tour begins at a central meeting point in Plaça Catalunya, where you'll connect with your knowledgeable local guide. From here, ascend to the terrace of Montjuïc park, a hilltop cultural complex boasting great views of the city center and a rich history as the site of the 1929 International Exposition and the 1992 Olympic Games.
Next, experience Gaudí's most iconic work, the spectacular, dreamlike La Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Admire the eye-popping Gothic exterior, and skip the long entrance lines to wander below the church’s many interior arches and learn about the rich symbolism incorporated into its design. Afterward, explore the surrounding neighborhood including Plaça Sant Jaume, home to City Hall.
For some of the best views in the city, ascend to Gaudí-designed Park Güell, a fantastical public terrace featuring colorful mosaics, undulating structures and panoramic views over Barcelona and the sea. Learn about the history of the park and its many secrets as you visit the most interesting corners with your guide.
Continue on to the Eixample neighborhood for an architectural walking tour of the many modernist buildings in this extension of Barcelona's old town. Enjoy a skip-the-line visit to one of the most famous apartments in Spain, Gaudí’s Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera. Head up to the rooftop terrace and see one of the original apartment residences preserved much as it was during the building’s construction in the early 20th century.