This is a sample itinerary for our Private Full Day Barcelona Walking Tour.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)
The origins of Barcelona
CATHEDRAL OF ST. EULALIA
The highlight of the Gothic Quarter is the Cathedral, an outstanding Gothic basilica where you can visit its choir, remarkable side chapels, the crypt of St. Eulàlia and an old cloister with geese living in it. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to just see it from inside, just do a quick in&out to check it out, or go inside with your guide and receive full explanations.
Medieval Jewish Section
Alternatively, your guide can take you to the Call, the medieval Jewish Section, where the medieval atmosphere is still in the air despite the attacks suffered in 1391. If you are interested, you can also visit there the oldest synagogue in Europe.
RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET
A lovely stroll
Your Barcelona full day tour will continue in La Rambla, a famous promenade vibrant any time of the day and night. We’ll pass the flower market as well as some other interesting sites. Also there, the Boqueria Food Market is probably one of the best food markets in the whole world, and you will be amazed at the colors, smells and variety of the local and exotic products sold there.
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA & CASA BATLLO
Around the Eixample district
Leaving behind the Old Town, we’ll enter the Eixample District or Expansion, home to the best modernist architecture in town (the equivalent to the French Art Nouveau). Passeig de Gràcia is the main street, where the top architects of the early 1900s competed against each other in the so called Block of Disagreement. One of them was of course, Antoni Gaudí with his Casa Batlló, that you’ll see from outside.
Time to Eat!
CASA MILÀ (LA PEDRERA)
The Stone Quarry
A quick taxi ride will take you to the last stop in your Barcelona full day tour: Park Güell. Another unfinished project by Gaudí, it was commissioned by his friend and patron Eusebi Güell who envisioned a luxury housing development. The project failed, but it has become the most fairy-talish park in Barcelona.
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH
We left the best for the end: another 10 minute taxi ride will take you to Gaudi’s Masterpiece, the Sagrada Família church, where he worked the last 43 years of his life until his death in 1926. Still a work in process, it’s scheduled to be completed by 1926-30 approx. Yet the inside is the most breathtaking place you’ve ever seen!
At the end of the tour, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel.