The Art & Architecture of Gaudí’s Barcelona & Dalí’s Figueres

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Barcelona

Scheduled flight to Barcelona from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Sallés Pere IV Hotel.

Day 2 – Barcelona guided tour, Parc Güell, La Sagrada Familia & Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Guided coach tour of Gaudí’s Barcelona – Gaudí’s Parc Güell, commissioned by Eusebi Güell who wanted to create a stylish park for Barcelona aristocracy, was built between 1910 and 1914 and is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular visitor attractions of the city – travel on to the church of La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s great unfinished masterpiece – the collection of Catalan art at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) ranges from the 11th century Romanesque through the Gothic era to modern art with works by artists such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Gaudí, Dalí and Picasso.

Day 3 – Figueres, Museo Teatro & Girona

Figueres is the home town of Salvador Dalí – a guided tour of the Museo Teatro, founded in 1974 and now the most visited museum in Spain, which houses not only works by the great artist but is also the site of Dalí’s mausoleum – en route back to Barcelona we visit Girona, one of Catalonia’s most important cities, with its dominant cathedral and ancient medieval streets.

Day 4 – Tour of the Eixample Quarter, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló & Fundació Joan Miró

Guided tour of the elegant Eixample Quarter of Barcelona, full of highly original buildings in the style of art and architecture known in Catalonia as Modernisme – during our tour we visit Gaudí’s Casa Milà (or ‘La Pedrera’), the apartment block built between 1906 and 1910 and ridiculed by Barcelona’s intellectuals for its complete departure from the established construction principles of the time – the extraordinary Casa Batlló on the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia was designed by Gaudí for Josep Batlló, a wealthy aristocrat, and is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a guided tour of the Fundació Joan Miró explores the permanent collection of graphics, paintings and statues by the surrealist artist Joan Miró.

Day 5 – Abbey Montserrat

Enjoy a beautiful drive to Montserrat's Benedictine monastery clinging to craggy mountains that rise to over 1,000 metres with dramatic views over Catalonia – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

4* Barcelona hotel

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Barcelona

Executive coach in Spain

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of Barcelona

Parc Guell

La Sagrada Familia

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Guided coach tour of Gaudí’s Barcelona

Figueres

Museo Teatro - guided tour

Girona

Eixample Quarter of Barcelona - guided tour

Casa Milà

Casa Batlló

Fundació Joan Miró

Abbey Montserrat

Hotel

Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at 4* Sallés Pere IV Hotel, just three metro stops from the city centre. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and spa, whilst all rooms are en suite.

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Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Palau de la Música Catalana - built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner and now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this icon of Art Nouveau combines sculpture, mosaics, stained glass and wrought iron
  • Museu Picasso - the collection, which includes more than 3,500 works, is strongest on Picasso’s earliest years, up until 1904, which is apt considering that the artist spent his formative creative years in Barcelona
  • Las Ramblas - a vibrant avenue with wonderful flower stalls, performers, cafes and shops, the Liceu Opera House and the huge Boqueria food market amid wonderful modernist architecture

 

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The Art & Architecture of Gaudí’s Barcelona & Dalí’s Figueres

Date of tour: November 2016

My first visit to Barcelona. I was expecting to enjoy it but it surpassed my expectations. The work of Gaudi and Dali were wonderful to see and be surrounded by. Every guide we had added to my experience and knowledge. They were informative, attentive, considerate and, above all, had bags of enthusiasm. Our tour manager also introduced us to the Metro, thus giving us confidence to freely roam in our 'spare time'. He was excellent and always good humoured. His knowledge about all aspects of Spain meant that I now have a wider understanding and sense of place of Barcelona and Spain. It was a marvellous experience. Thank you.

AN, Lancaster

Date of tour: October 2016

We had a very successful trip to Barcelona. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. The itinerary and choice of sights were much appreciated by all. Paul proved to be an excellent tour manager, very efficient and helpful with the right balance of humour and serious professionalism. He steered us round all the locations very smoothly. Both local guides were also extremely good, with the depth of knowledge and approach appropriate for our group. The accommodation was OK although my room was very small and we asked to change which they did to a much better size on the second day. Good breakfast. Several people were more than happy to eat in the hotel which offered very reasonably priced food. Others were able to walk to the shore where there was lots of choice of restaurants and/or go into the centre. All in all an excellent tour. Thanks again to Becca and Damian for all your help with the preparation.

A-MC, Carnforth

Date of tour: January 2011

I am writing to thank you all for your unfailing courtesy and great help in organising our Society’s tour to Barcelona. The tour went so well and everyone enjoyed themselves enormously. I look back on the tour with so many good memories and not too many problems with our members and certainly not with your organisation. Thank you, again, to you all.

BH, Richmond

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Remember these are just our suggestions. Every one of our tours is exclusively for your group and your group alone so each one can be tailor made to suit the interests and profile of your members. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • on half board basis
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

 

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020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
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