This is a sample itinerary for our Private Gaudi & Gothic Quarter Tour.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)
Either you are meeting your guide directly in the city center or at your own location, your tour will start with an introduction about the history of the city and what will be covered in today’s tour.
The origins of the city
Your tour will start with a walk around the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, to explore the city’s medieval plazas and alleys. Its main feature is the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Eulalia: depending on your interests your guide will take you inside for a detailed tour, give you some time to quickly check it out on your own, or just show it to you from outside.
Nearby is also located the medieval Jewish Section, an area that despite the attacks of 1391 preserves the mystery of its ancient past. If you are interested, your guide can show you around and even take you to what is believed to be one of the oldest synagogues in Europe.
In the rest of your stroll you’ll be presented with Roman ruins from 2000 years ago, charming plazas, and historic buildings such as the City Council and the Royal Palace of the Crown of Aragon.
Next you’ll cross the city to reach Park Guell, a failed project of a gated community that eventually became a park. Gaudi planned its main infrastructures, that are a great example of his fantasy, sense of humor and architecture mastership.
Its colorful mosaic bench, gingerbread-house entrance and dragon fountain are the elements not to be missed there.
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH
The tour will end with a visit of the world-famous Sagrada Familia Church, Gaudi’s lifetime project still unfinished. This church that doesn’t look like any other church you’ve seen before won’t leave you indifferent. Let your guide reveal its secrets for you and help you understand what exactly was designed by Gaudi during his lifetime, and what has been created out of his general advice and the study of the models he left.
At the end of the tour, if you booked a taxi tour, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions back to your hotel or somewhere for lunch. Or you might decide to stay inside the Sagrada Familia (or last site visited) and continue enjoying it on your own.
If you booked a chauffeured tour, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment, or at some local restaurant for lunch on your own.