“FAST TRACK” GUIDED TOUR SAGRADA FAMILIA + SANT PAU ART NOUVEAU - WORLD HERITAGE
Tour Sagrada Familia: We will take you to discover the most well-known building of Antoni Gaudi. The famous architect, one of the greatest innovators of his time worked and lived in Barcelona. He left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover around the city. The Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will visit the astonishing interior of this Basilica, where vaults reach seventy meters. Antoni Gaudí designed a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. We will also visit the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see an exhibition of drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this Basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi´s life and career. At the end of the tour in Sagrada Familia, the guide will take you to Avenida Gaudí, which runs diagonally. This street breaks the grid of the Eixample district to join two main modernist monuments of the city, the atoning Temple of the Sagrada Familia and the enclosure Modernist of Santa Cruz and Sant Pau. During the walk along this route the architectural elements of the avenue will be highlighted. You will take approximately 20-30 minutes until you reach Sant Pau. Tour Sant Pau Art Nouveau: Visit this jewel of the Catalan Modernism declared World Cultural Heritage in 1997. You’ll be able to appreciate the foremost work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the most important architects of Modernism, the Catalan Art Nouveau, and the product of one of the most outstanding rehabilitation processes of recent years. The exhibition space in the Sant Salvador Pavilion takes you on a journey through the history of medicine in Barcelona and one of Europe’s oldest healthcare institutions: from the first unified hospital in the district known as Raval in 1401, La Santa Creu, to the 21st century. Filled with display cabinets full of medical materials and architectural elements as well as information panels, models and screens, present part of the institution’s heritage collection. The upper floor of the building focuses particularly on the person and work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, exploring the three main aspects of this genius of Modernisme: the scholar, the architect and the ideologue. There is also a space for consultation where you can find out more about the institution thanks to an interactive table, books, publications and digitalized historic documents from the Archive of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Sant Salvador Pavilion marks the start of a recommended route around the outdoor spaces of the Art Nouveau Site that copy the garden city model designed in the early 20th century. As you stroll, admire the building’s lovely exteriors. The domes, roofs, façades, sculptures and stained-glass windows are the most outstanding elements. You can also enter the Sant Rafael Pavilion and see its interior exactly as it was designed at the start of the 20th century. Moreover, you can take the underground tunnels communicating the various buildings and visit the most representative heritage spaces of the Administration Pavilion. The journey may vary according to the use of the spaces.
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INCLUSIONS: Official Monolingual or Bilingual guide. Entrance and guided visit to Sagrada Familia. Entrance and guided visit to Sant Pau Art Nouveau. EXCLUSIONS: Food and drinks, unless specified. Hotel pickup and drop-off. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Proper dress code is requested for entrance to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted. Please be aware that the tour included walking, we kindly advise you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking.
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BLACKOUT DATES 15Aug, 11Sep; 24Sep; 1Nov, 8Dec, 25Dec; 26Dec; 01Jan; 06Jan. Other to be confirmed. LANGUAGES: Our tours are monolingual or bilingual.