Skip-the-Line Barcelona Walking Tour: Palau de la Musica, Picasso Museum and Gaudi's Casa Batlló

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Skip-the-Line Barcelona Walking Tour: Palau de la Musica, Picasso Museum and Gaudi's Casa Batlló information and booking

from
$86
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Central Barcelona, near Via Laietana
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:45pm
Time of departure
10am, upgrade to Palau de la Musica option10:45am, walking tour option
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Tour description provided by Viator

See the best of Barcelona on a 4-hour walking tour, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to two world-class cultural attractions – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palau de la Musica concert hall (upgrade option only) and the Picasso Museum! Learn all about Pablo Picasso’s life in the city, and see countless Barcelona attractions like Mercat de Santa Caterina and Passeig de Gràcia. At the end of your tour you can purchase discounted tickets for Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batlló museum from your guide.

Limited to 20 people, this Barcelona walking tour ensures you’ll enjoy a small-group experience.

If you want to make the most of Barcelona's cultural highlights, upgrade your tour and start earlier, at 10am, with a skip-the-line tour of Palau de la Musica. Built in the early 1900s, this gorgeous performance venue is one of the finest examples of Modernist architecture in the city, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the incredible concert hall, gazing in awe at its outstanding stained-glass skylight on a 45-minute tour.

Alternatively, meet your guide and the earlier group at 10:45am in the foyer of Palau de la Musica, and start your morning with coffee. Then take a stroll through Barcelona’s liveliest market -- Mercat de Santa Caterina -- where you'll take part in an olisoliva (olive oil tasting) with a local trader. Pass through Plaza de Sant Marcus, and walk along Barcelona’s famous Montcada Street, where the highlight of your day awaits – the Picasso Museum.

Before heading inside, your guide will give you all the gossip on Pablo Picasso’s life in Spain. Hear how the world-famous artist lived in Barcelona as an apprentice, and learn how the city shaped his life’s work. Skip the entrance lines with your priority-access ticket for a 1-hour audio tour around the museum, seeing inspirational Picasso paintings like The First Communion and Science and Charity.

Continue through the bustling Plaza Reial for a quick look inside Barcelona Cathedral, admiring its Neo-Gothic façade. Stroll to Las Ramblas, and then take a quick train ride with your guide to Passeig de Gràcia, home to some of the city’s most eccentric buildings, like the incredible Casa Batlló.

Entrance to Casa Batlló is at your own expense, but you can purchase a discounted, skip-the-line ticket from your guide with a savings of 20%. Should you decide to enter, you won’t be disappointed, as a comprehensive 45-minute walking tour around this fantastic Modernist museum – designed by Antoni Gaudi – is included.

Alternatively, you can end your tour with a walk around Rambla de Catalunya instead, strolling in the tree-lined shade and checking out the street’s chic independent shops.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Coffee at palau de la musica (upgrade option only)
  • Skip-the-line ticket to picasso museum

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance ticket to casa batllo (approximately 14.5 euros)