Excursion - Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona's Gaudí - A Visit to Sagrada Familia
On this specially crafted half-day excursion, admire some of the most popular works of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.Price varies by year
Approximate Duration4 Hours
“Creation continues unceasingly through the media of man. But man does not create, he discovers.” – Antoni Gaudí
Begin your excursion with a brief drive to the Sagrada Familia. Construction of the Sagrada Familia, or Church of the Holy Family, began in 1882 and remained incomplete at Gaudí’s death in 1926. Work continues on the structure, but without any sure idea of what Gaudí intended. Join your guide for a walk inside the church as Gaudí’s creative, although controversial, genius is discussed.
Before returning to the pier, pass through the Passeig de Gracia, the widest avenue in town lined with a selection of modernist homes designed by Gaudí like the Casa Milà, better known as “La Pedrera House” and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a leisurely walk and explanation at the “block of dissension,” so called for the area’s various architectural styles, for a glimpse of Casa Batlló on the outside.
All too soon, it will be time to leave the surreal world of Antoni Gaudí and return to your Crystal ship.
Important Notes: As this excursion involves approximately two hours of walking, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. All guests who visit the Sagrada Familia must dress conservatively; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, while gentlemen must wear pants. As the Sagrada Familia is a work in progress, it is not uncommon to see workers operating cranes and setting up scaffolding. Local regulations require motor coaches to remain in designated holding areas, therefore guests will be required to walk approximately 15 minutes to reach the Sagrada Familia. The order of sights visited may vary. See information concerning special cancellation conditions below. This Crystal Destination Discoveries excursion must be pre-reserved.
Special Cancellation Conditions
If cancellation of the above Crystal Destination Discoveries excurison is made within 21 days of arrival in the excursion port, there will be a 100% cancellation fee charged to the guest's shipboard account. In the event guests cancel their cruise within 21 days of arrival in the excursion port, this cancellation fee will be invoiced through the Crystal Cruises corporate office.
All Crystal Destination Discoveries with Special Cancellation Conditions can
only be canceled in writing to Crystal Cruises. Please e-mail your cancellation
or you may fax your cancellation to (310) 286-2412.