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Barcelona Art Tours

Barcelona is a superb destination for an art tour, with its unique range of Gaudi architecture and eclectic modern buildings.

Here are more details of a sample tour as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can customize any program just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Departure from the US

    Today you depart on your flight to Barcelona. Flights can be arranged from your chosen departure airport.

  • Day 2

    Arrive in Barcelona

    Today you arrive in Barcelona where on arrival you are met by your guide and private coach and transfer to your central Barcelona Hotel. In the afternoon you can explore Joan Prats gallery of modern art and in the evening stroll along Las Ramblas, the elegant pedestrian street and the central Boqueria market with its lively food stalls and small cafes.

  • Day 3

    The Barcelona of Gaudi

    Your first visit is to the world famous Sagrada Familia, the iconic Cathedral designed by Gaudi and which was commenced in the 1930’s. You will have time to discovered this masterpiece of design before moving on to another Gaudi creation, the Palau Guell. Tucked away on a narrow street, the Palau was a commission by a wealthy industrialist and is a revelation with its austere exterior and vaulted cathedral-like entrance hall.

    In the afternoon you first visit the Casa Batilo, another Gaudi commission which was built in 1877. The tall house is typical and iconic Gaudi in the art nouveau style. You then drive to the Park Guell, yet another Gaudi creation which was built between 1900 and 1914 and which contains an eclectic fusion of housing and art. The Park is situated on the top of a hill in an elevated position with great views across the city.

  • Day 4

    Modern architecture, Barceloneta and the Beach

    This morning you begin the day by visiting the Torre Agbar, a truly unique high-tech 38 storey building designed by the French architect Jean Nouvels. The tower, which mainly houses offices and commercial space, is intended to resemble a geyser erupting into the air. Its distinctive shape is similar to that of London’s Gherkin building.

    You then head to the new port and marina area which was initially developed for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Perhaps the most iconic structure here is the unique fish sculpture by Frank Gehrys, made from intertwining stainless steel strips supported by a metal structure. The intense gold colour of the metal, when coupled with sunlight gives the impression of fish scales.

    You can also visit the ‘W’ Barcelona, popularly known as the Sail Hotel due to its distinctive shape which is also reminiscent of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Designed by the renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, the hotel has been built in the new Port area on land reclaimed from the sea. As well as the spectacular shape, the façade of the building is made of reflective glass which keeps the building cool in the summer heat.

    If the weather permits you can spend the afternoon at the Barceloneta Beach, a long strip of golden sand with the W at one end.

  • Day 5

    Montjuic Park and Castle

    This morning you take the small gondola cable car from Montjuic Park which ascends to Montjuic Castle and a spectacular view across the city. You have time to admire the incredible panoramic views before descending with free time for souvenir shopping.

  • Day 6

    Salvador Dali

    Today you travel by road to the town of Figueres where you can visit the Salvador Dali museum and exhibition.

  • Day 7

    Fly Home

    Today you fly home or continue your tour in Spain

Prices start from

$2395 for a 7 day tour

Including a tour manager, all admissions and good quality hotels. Prices are based on East Coast departures. Contact us for a customized program and quote which includes flights from other departure cities.

includes flights

  • Casa Gracia

    Upscale Hostel Accommodation in a central location

    The Casa Gracia is a boutique style hostel ideal for student groups, offering clean and modern economical accommodation in a central location.

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