If I was a Rich Man. Gaudí and Güell Barcelona Private tour.
Gaudí GüellBarcelona private tour is a great example of how friendship and mutual admiration can make a big difference in people’s lives.
Here in Barcelona, we have many examples of this friendship and business relation between them. On this 3 h Private tour, we propose you to visit a combination of two of their projects together.
The Park and the Palau Güell are two very different projects that can show us how spectacular was the evolution of Gaudi’s architecture.
Palau Güell is one of the first big projects that Gaudí received, and the only one located in the Old City. This building was the Güell’s family home and an important meeting point of the city’s bourgeoisie. The entrance facade is decorated with very interesting ironwork, a big bird on the top of what looks like a helmet. Inside there are many different areas that we can visit. We’ll go first downstairs to see the stables, then to the first floor with the dining room and salon. The central hall has a dome on top. Going through the other floors where the bedrooms were, we’ll get to the top terrace, and we’ll discover Gaudí’s funny relation with chimnies.
In the 1900s, they started working on the biggest project they did together, the Park Güell, a planned community built on the city’s hills. Nowadays it is a public park that belongs to the city of Barcelona. Most of the park has free entrance, but we need a ticket that we book in advance for you to visit the central area.
We can enjoy some amazing views of the city and park, from the stone roads that he designed, then visit the central square with its curious bench, take a picture with the lizard and find some gingerbread looking like houses.
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Everything was so easy. We met our guide, Begonia, across the street, which was a perfect spot for a group photo before we bypassed the long lines and entered the temple. Begonia spoke English perfectly, was extremely knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. She not only knew all the history and facts about Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia, but she grew up in Barcelona so she was able to give us anecdotes and stories of the temple as well as the Spanish culture. We had several teenagers in our group and she kept them fully engaged throughout the tour. Although I had already visited the Sagrada Familia, I learned so much more being on a private tour, especially with Begonia as our guide.
Maxx W., L.A.-California
I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Carolina and Skip the Line. We were unsure about using a tour guide because we had never used one before, so we waited until we arrived in Barcelona to set something up. They responded immediately and were flexible concerning meeting times. We made an easy payment through PayPal and we were all set up. We met up with Carolina two blocks from where we were staying and she immediately engaged our 6 and 9-year-old kids. We went on to a tour that was incredibly informative from a historical perspective, but also in current events. And, it was great to get the perspective on current events from a local. Carolina was honest AND even-handed. The tour ended with “Certificates of Achievement” in understanding Barcelona for my kids. Skip the Line and Carolina were a highlight of our trip and I highly recommend them.
Best way to start our Trip !!!!
We signed up for the Highlights tour on our first full day in Barcelona and it was the perfect way to start our trip. Carolina was a great and patient guide and she really helped us get our bearings. We saw a few different areas of the city, learned a lot about each neighborhood, and ended up with a great tour of La Sagrada Familia. I highly recommend scheduling a tour with Skip the Line – they were professional, on time, organized and really fun to hang out with!
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