Walk in the Gothic Quarter and Skip the Line in Sagrada Familia

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Introduction

You're about to explore the oldest Barcelona's narrow streets in the Gothic Quarter and one of the most important Antoni Gaudí masterpiece, Sagrada Familia. Enjoy a half-day tour exploring Barcelona next to a professional guide and skip the line in one of the most popular monuments of this Spanish city.


   Daily    5 hours
Highlights

Enjoy a half-day tour through the city: Montjuic hill, Passeig de Gracia, and Gothic Quarter.

 

Find the perfect tour for first-time visitors and discover the places you can not miss in Barcelona.

 

Skip the line in one of the most popular Barcelona's monuments: Sagrada Familia.

 

Visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace and a Roman Temple about 2000 years old.


In this tour for small groups, you will also visit one of Barcelona's most traditional markets: Santa Caterina Market.

Key details

LANGUAGE

This tour is available in English and Chinese (on request).

MEETING POINT

Departure Point:  

C/Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003, Barcelona. (The office is located directly opposite the famous Palau de La Musica.)  

Return Point:

La Pedrera (Casa Milà).

SCHEDULE

Daily at 08:30 a.m.

DURATION

Approximately 5 hours.

Full description

We start our tour with a drive to the famous hill of Montjüic, which offers excellent views over the city and was the site of the 1992 Olympic games. This is the perfect place to get lost, Montjuic presents to you plenty of beautiful gardens! After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), from where we will tell you all about the history of Barcelona, we will make our way down to Plaça Espanya and on past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area.

Our drive to the iconic Sagrada Familia will take us up Passeig de Gracia, home to the famous designer stores, and the setting for two of Barcelona's most talked about Gaudï buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

Finally, we will arrive at Sagrada Familia where your guide will explain all about the history and importance before showing you inside for a self-guided tour. No need to say how wonderful and gorgeous this masterpiece is! Our 'Skip the Line' policy means entrance tickets will have been pre-purchased and there will be NO QUEUES! For many, this is the highlight of their Barcelona trip as they experience the wonders of the Sagrada Familia at their own pace without being pushed by a guide. 

The group will go to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, which, as late, the mid 19th century was still surrounded by the Medieval walls. At this point, we will leave the bus and enjoy a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of medieval Barcelona.

At the start of our short walk through the historic streets of Barcelona, we will stop for a brief tour of one of Barcelona's most traditional indoor food markets: Santa Caterina's MarketThis market is an architectural standout with its colourful undulating roof but inside, it work as a traditional one!

From there, we will travel back in time, going from the Roman era through to the early Middle Ages, when the Catalan counts were controlling the Mediterranean sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. During this part of the tour, we will also visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal palace, and an original 2000 year old Roman Temple.

The final section of the morning tour takes in part of the Born district, where the guide will point out a variety of restaurants and tapas bars suitable for lunch, before ending the tour in the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church - one of the most beautiful in Barcelona.

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Included

  • Half-day tour in Barcelona.
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to Sagrada Familia.
  • Walking tour in Gothic Quarter.
  • Professional guide.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan or mini bus.
  • Small-group tour.

Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Other services not specified.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Really good value, can not fault it
Our guide Carlos was amazing and gave a brilliant history tour that made the Gothic Quarter come alive. So much history would have been missed if we just wandered ourselves. I feel that by the end of the tour, we had a much better understanding of the history and culture of the area. It was very informative.
Allene Doyle
Excelente recorrido
Tuvimos un excelente recorrido nuestro último día en Barcelona, y descubrimos tanta información sobre la gente de Cataluña y la historia de la zona y exploramos partes del Barrio Gótico y El Born que nunca hubiéramos encontrado por nuestra cuenta. Nuestro guía Ricardo era muy eficiente y fue un placer conversar con él.
Héctor

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