Passeig de Gràcia:
Shopping along the beautiful Passeig de Gràcia is sure to be exciting. After all, where else would you see a fascinating modernist building and then try to dodge others as you make your way to the hottest sales the next. From affordable products to big brands, this grand avenue really has something for everyone and every budget. But Passeig de Gracia isn't just about its shopping, luxury outlets and designer stores that line the streets. It is also home to a number of banks and the stock exchange and is considered to be a popular place of interest in the city. Architectural details include various modernist lampposts and Gaudí’s tiles for pavements and a myriad of grand buildings including two of Gaudí’s houses: Casa Milà-La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
La Sagrada Familia Guided Tour:
The jewel in the crown of Antonio Gaudí’s works was the La Sagrada Familia, a temple that redefines the word architecture. More than 100 years in the making, this majestic wonder is now in its final stage of creation and is expected to be completed in the year 2026, the centenary of Gaudi's death. The richness in detail and the temple's significance need explaining in order to truly appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building.
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 a building whose construction 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.