Drive along Passeig de Gracia to see the Gaudi Houses, Casa Batlló & la Pedrera. Skip the line and marvel the unfinished temple of the genius architect Antoni Gaudí: the Sagrada Família, the single most important site in Barcelona.Passeig de Gracia
This broad elegant avenue was built for and by the wealthy Barcelonians and they have never left; luxury and design shops line the street along with major banks and the stock exchange. Architectural details include modernist lampposts and Gaudí’s tiles for pavements and a myriad of grand buildings including two of Gaudí’s houses: Casa Batlló and Casa Mila-La Pedrera.Sagrada Familia guided tour
The jewel in the crown of Gaudí’s works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full.
Gaudí wished the temple, which is still being built, to be financed by the people, not by taxes or funding, and that’s just what your entrance fees do (included in our tour price): finance the completion of the building started in 1882.
Tour members can stay on and savour the building for as long as they like. You can go up the towers by elevator, and visit the crypt and museum and compare the contrasting styles of the Birth and Passion façades.