Excursion - Barcelona, Spain   

Bareclona's Gaudí - Park Güell & Casa Batlló

On this specially crafted half-day excursion, admire some of the most popular works of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí with visits to Park Güell & Casa Batlló.

Price varies by year
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    4 1/2 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 Park Güell, which was designed by Gaudí and was intended as a hillside garden suburb of Barcelona. Today, it is a must see in Barcelona and also very much loved by locals. Enjoy an approximately 45-minute exploration of the park’s pavilions, grand stairway, winding paths and plaza.

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 Casa Batlló, both, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a leisurely walk and interesting explanation at the “block of dissension,” so called for the area’s various architectural styles, for a visit to Casa Batlló, a masterpiece of Gaudi´s whose facade will astonish you.

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 2½ hours of walking and standing, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. This Crystal Destination Discoveries excursion will operate in all weather conditions. 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 ten (10) 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 ten (10) 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 to crystaladventures@crystalcruises.com or you may fax your cancellation to (310) 286-2412.