The Contrasts of Barcelona Gothic Cathedral and Modernist Sagrada Familia

20200714121432_gothic-modernist-tour2.jpg Catedral Gótica de Barcelona | Credito: quinet
gothic-modernist-tour1.jpg Sagrada Familia - Barcelona

Half Day (Duration: 4hrs approx.)


Price from: 75.00 euros

On this private half-day tour you will see the contrasts between Barcelona´s Gothic Cathedral and Gaudi´s Modernist Sagrada Familia Church
  • Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle
  • English-Speaking Official Local Guide
  • Discover all the differences between the ancient cathedral and the modern Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi



General Overview

Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
City: Barcelona
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 4hrs approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 75.00€
Transport: (More details)


One of the city’s most remarkable landmarks, the ancient cathedral is located in the Gothic Quarter, the historic center of Barcelona. A functioning Roman Catholic cathedral which still acts as a place of worship and celebration, the cathedral is also a major attraction and a symbol of Barcelona’s status as an important Spanish city.
Most people simply refer to the edifice as the Barcelona cathedral but its real name reveals that it is dedicated to the co-patron saint of Barcelona, Saint Eulalia of Barcelona. She shares this privileged status with fellow co-patron saint, La Mercè, who in turn is celebrated each year on September 24th.

If you hear locals referring to the cathedral as La Seu don’t be surprised. The word seu is Catalan for ‘seat’ and is used to refer to the Church because it is the seat of the diocese of Barcelona. The cathedral is home to the Archbishop of Barcelona, Juan José Omella i Omella, who was appointed to the position in 2015.

The cathedral was built over the span of nearly two centuries between the 13th and 15th centuries, with construction beginning in the year 1298. Although the cloister was completed some 150 years later, the building was consecrated in 1339 and has been a major place of religious worship ever since.
Located in the center of the historic Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, the cathedral is particularly appreciated by visitors for its Gothic design. The most notable features include pointed archways, the ribbed vaults which are visible from inside the Cathedral and the many gargoyles which can be seen on the roof.

On the other hand, La Sagrada Familia is considered to be the best example of Modernist architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí and every day thousands of tourists explore this curious but unfinished temple.

The construction of the structure began in 1882. It was designed initially in a Neo-Gothic style. A year later it was commissioned to Antoni Gaudí, who redesigned it entirely. He drafted a remarkable and original basilica that was to have 18 towers. However, he died before he could complete this chef d’oeuvre, having only built one of the church’s towers.

Gaudí passed away in 1926, leaving his most important project, which he was devoted to, unfinished. Nevertheless, thanks to his architectural plans, his work continues to be built to this day by renowned architects. The money for the construction is obtained by the many visits to this impressive visit and various donations.
Although it isn’t completed, the Sagrada Familia is an impressive temple packed with religious symbolism. These are some of its most splendid components:
One of the most common questions related to the Sagrada Familia is when the structure will be completed. This is a difficult question to answer. Since it was founded in 1882, it has been built thanks to donations. This is why the Sagrada Família is taking so long to complete and it could take several years to finish.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:

  • Your private Chauffeur & Official Specialist Guide will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port
  • Discover the charm and mystery of the a medieval city with this half-day walking tour. 
  • Visit the Gothic Cathedral and stroll through the surrounding narrow streets.
  • Then drive to visit Gaudi´s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
  • Your chauffeur & guide will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye. Or you could be dropped off at a recommended restaurant where we will reserve a table for your lunch.



Prices and Dates

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(Price per person)


  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • English-Speaking Private Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for Half-day tour in Barcelona
  • Entrance fees when with guide: Catedral Barcelona and Sagrada Familia
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes


  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking



  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.



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