The Sagrada Familia, Hospital Sant Pau & Beyond: A free tour Barcelona's Hidden Treasures (small groups)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Carlos
Registered on April 27, 2022

Hello 👋🏽 My name is Carlos, I am a world traveler, and just like you I have taken countless free walking tours around many cities across the globe. I am permanently based in Barcelona and would love to show you my city in the way I know best... a walking tour! I wish to give you the best experience with my knowledge and expertise and give you special tips on the best places to enjoy this city as much as I do.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Congratulations on selecting the ultimate  Sagrada Familia tour! ...I can see you have great taste :)

This tour will focus mainly on the great Sagrada Familia but we will start our tour on the less famous modernist Art Nouveau "Hospital San Pau" both being declared as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

We will then continue our descent through GaudĂ­ avenue, a charming promenade lined with trees, cafes, and boutiques. Along this route, you will encounter various significant cultural artifacts that will provide valuable insights into Barcelona's history.

Finally, we will start our Sagrada Tour in a less-known garden overlooking the Sagrada Familia where I will offer you insider tips on capturing the perfect Instagram-worthy picture to commemorate your visit and share with your family and friends.

Our exploration doesn't end there. We'll delve into the secretive intricacies and symbolisms concealed within the Sagrada Familia, unlocking the historical narrative of this remarkable basilica. Our journey will continue as we circumnavigate the block, meticulously examining each of the 3 distinct façades, walking from the North, East, South, and West sides of the block.

We will dive into the life of Antoni GaudĂ­ himself, delving into the very essence of his vision, his enduring legacy, and the impact that has transcended even after his passing. We will discuss burning questions you might have about the ongoing construction, the ambitious plans for the future, the milestones made, and problems overcome all along the way.

Finally, we will end the tour just at the entrance of the Sagrada Familia. It is important to note that we will not enter the Basilica during our tour, but I will give you enough prior information that can serve as a strong backbone for your experience if you ever decide to enter the basilica afterwards.

What can you expect?

  1. A top-rated tour filled with fascinating facts and rich knowledge.
  2. A beautiful walk surrounded by history and culture
  3. A distinctive and less touristy route full with hidden gems 
  4. Picture perfect spots for your memories of Barcelona or upgrade your Instagram feed. 
  5. An excellent alternative to an interior tour or as a foundation for your solo visit.

At the end of the tour you will get recommendations for the best places to eat and enjoy for the rest of your trip.

 I am so excited to meet you in Barcelona, See you soon!

Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking for approximately two hours.

If you plan to enter the Sagrada Familia please book in advance on the oficial website for entry at least 15 minutes after the finishing time on this tour 

If you want to enter the basilica please wear suitable clothing that must go down at least mid-high

Reserve your spot in this walking tour as soon as you can as we have limited places! 

If you cannot attend, please cancel the reservation, freeing up the space for other travelers to enjoy.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    GuinardĂł | Hospital de Sant Pau, 0804...
    GuinardĂł | Hospital de Sant Pau, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
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    I will be by the stairs and resting area near the metro station " Guinardo | Hospital de Sant Pau" outside facing the hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Exit Sant Quintí. I will have an Ipad with a sign “free walking tour “

  • 1
    Outside visit
    GuinardĂł | Hospital de Sant Pau
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul
  • 4
    Outside visit
    El Bon Temps
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Avinguda de GaudĂ­
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Gaudi square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Sagrada FamĂ­lia

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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P Menon 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
This is one of the best walking tour which I have encounted! Carlos is very dedicated and passionate towards being a walking guru . Learnt lots of history and he also offered to take photographs of my son and myself . I would highly recommend him. Thank you
Małgorzata 08 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Carlos is a great turist guide. He is very nice and helpful, his tour was very well prepared and interesting. He was not only talking about hospital and Sagrada, but he showed some things on iPad, which allowed us to visualize some things :)
Haris 03 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
We had a great day with Carlos. Was really well know and prepared for the area that we have the walk. We loved the tour with him really recommended and don’t hesitate to book with him…
Bea 23 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
We had a great time with Carlos who displayed a great energy and enthusiasm on the morning of the New Year! The tour was well planned with plenty of breaks for photos as we walked from modernist Hospital San Pau to the gorgeous Sagrada Familia. We learnt many facts about Gaudi and the landmarks and received recommendations for places to eat! Thank you Carlos!! Highly recommended!!!!
Shannon 15 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Carlos provided an in dept, yet fun and interesting tour, all the aspects balanced well, the walking was pleasant and the route interesting. He is engaging and well informed. We had time for questions, he kept us interested and helped us engage with the tour through lots of different techniques and stories. He took wonderful photos for us and made the whole experience superb! I wouldn't hesitate to recommended to all ages and interests. Absolutely top quality tour!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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