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Barcelona in One Day - Barcelona Highlights & Artistic Barcelona

This fantastic full day tour is a combination of the Barcelona Highlights and Artistic Barcelona Tours. See Barcelona Cathedral, Gothic Quarter, Port Olympic and Montjuic before discovering the amazing architecture of Gaudí in the afternoon.

The first part of your visit consists of a guided walking tour through the small and narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. During this early visit, we will see Las Ramblas, de Cathedral Square, The Cathedral, the Old Jewish Quarter, among other interesting places.

You will then board the bus for a panoramic tour of the city. First drive through Passeig de Gracia to view Casa Batlo and Casa Mila before moving on to the on to the seafront where you can admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organisation of the 1922 Olympic Games. See the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach, Barceloneta - the fisherman’s quarter, the Port Vell and Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument which indicates the direction the great explorer sailed in when he discovered the Americas.

Continue by driving up Mount Juïc before switching modes of transport to a cable car. This is sure to be the highlight of your tour as you soak up the incredible views across the city and beyond as your cable car ascends this iconic mountain. Follow this by stopping at the MNAC viewpoint for more fabulous views of the city.

Part two begins in the afternoon and is focused on the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and is the place where the famous architect worked and lived. What's more, this great innovator has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover.

Start with the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Basilica, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark. The guide will take you on a walking tour of the exterior to admire the richly and symbolically decorated facades, where the vaults reach up to seventy meters.

Next, discover Gaudi's bizarre Park Güell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be careful, it's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park with perfect integration of the architectural elements of nature.

You will end your tour with a short trip to the Sant Pau Art Noveau Masterpiece. You will learn from your guide about the exterior of the building, about the history of the site and the ideas of the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner.

Experience Includes

  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Barcelona.
  • Montjuïc cable car.
  • Guided walking tour of Park Güell with admission tickets.
  • Guided walking tour outside of Sagrada Família.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach.
  • Multilingual official guide.

Experience Excludes

  • Entrance fee to Sagrada Familia.
  • Entrance to Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “La Pedrera” admission tickets.
  • Optional gratuities.
  • Lunch and refreshments (there will be time to eat between tours).
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.


1 April – 31 October: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 November – 31 March: Monday and Saturday

Departure location

Julia Travel office, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19

Start times

8.00 am for an 8.15 am departure.


Around 10 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Due to the degree of walking involved, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues.
  • Please be aware that the tour includes walking, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking.
  • You have approximately 1 hr 15 min of free time for lunch (not included) between both parts of the excursions.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
  • As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that Tenerife has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.