Private Sagrada Familia with Historian

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $493 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Private Sagrada Familia with Historian

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $493 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Private Sagrada Familia with Historian

      Barcelona, Spain
      From (USD) $493 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • Sagrada Familia: Examine the external magnificence of this spectacular basilica featuring three distinct grand facades and soaring spires, and skip the line to inspect the breathtaking colors and meticulous detailing on the inside.
      • Hospital Sant Pau: Visit this sprawling hospital complex spanning nine square city blocks. It was designed by one of the era's top architects, Lluis Domenechi in 1930, and closed in the 1990s. It now houses the United Nations University.
      • Long lines? No problem: It doesn't matter how many people are waiting to go into Sagrada Familia; your skip the line ticket lets you bypass the crowds and go in, so you have more time to enjoy. 
      • Small group is more personal: Share your experience with only the people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.
      About This Barcelona Tour

      Barcelona may take immense pride in famed architect Anotni Gaudi today, but he wasn't always the darling of the city. Gaudi was a highly polarizing figure who divided the people into those who thought he was a genius, and those who thought he was a madman.

      It didn't help that George Orwell called Gaudi's most famous creation, the basilica of the Sagrada Familia, "one of the most hideous buildings in the world."

      But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And while some find the church much too over-designed on the outside, they generally become fans upon seeing the inside. The hues of blue, green, yellow, and red that come through the stained glass windows add a touch of magic to the captivating statues and columns that twist up to the ceiling.

      Gaudi called his masterpiece a "cathedral for the poor," and perhaps that heart-felt dedication shone blessing on the project. In 1936, ten years after Gaudi's death, revolutionaries from the Spanish Civil War destroyed Gaudi's original plans, drawings, and plaster models.

      It took 16 years to piece the master model back together. And in true Gaudi fashion, it reactivated discord in Barcelona. With some insisting that finishing the project was foolish, while others claiming it was inspired.  

      Luckily, inspiration won.

      Knowing his place

      Gaudi was a devoted Catholic who believed that Sagrada Familia should tell the story of the Church. His original design calls for 18 spires, representing the Twelve Apostles, the Virgin Mary, the four Evangelists, and Jesus Christ in ascending order of height. The spire of Jesus, crowned by a cross, is the tallest at 570 feet. And yet it's one meter (3.281 feet) shorter than Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. Because as Gaudi said, his creation should not be higher than God's.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID Bring photo ID
      Bring money Bring money
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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