Live Virtual Tour: Exterior of Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia with Guille Genestar

Live Virtual Tour: Exterior of Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia with Guille Genestar


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Join Guille Genestar live from Barcelona for a virtual tour of the exterior of the most iconic building of Barcelona, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. This masterpiece is one of the seven UNESCO buildings created by Gaudí and the most fascinating destination in Barcelona.
Gaudí said, "people will come from all over the world to see it", and he was right. The world-famous (and as yet unfinished) Basilica was expected to be completed in 2026, the centennial of Gaudi’s death but, due to the pandemic, the deadline is delayed further. It took 140 years to complete 75% of the church but the countdown for the completion has started. Thanks to Gaudí's unusual working methods and his unique use of geometry inspired by nature, Gaudí left a road map for the current architects to complete his masterpiece.
This virtual tour of the cathedral's exterior will include many images to better understand and put in context Gaudi's background and career, the history of the construction, and the main parts of the church. Gaudí knew that it would take generations after him to complete it, which would leave their imprint: “I don’t want them to copy me”. You’ll see how a person of humble origins became an architect and a visionary “Renaissance” man: he was also a landscaper, interior designer, and structural engineer. During this virtual tour, you’ll understand why Gaudi is called the “God’s architect”, the incredible innovations that he developed a century ago, and why he was the first “organic” architect (“My master is the tree in front of my workshop”) His legacy is still admired by contemporary architects.
Led by the expert local guide and cultural communicator, Guille Genestar, this virtual tour will fill participants with the emotion of this magnificent and unique architectural wonder. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the physical makeup of the city and all of our favorite destinations.

For travelers keen to explore La Sagrada Familia in person, we invite you to explore our Private Walking Tours.

For those seeking a virtual exploration of the Basilica's interior, we hope you'll join our  Live Virtual Tour: Inside Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia with Guille Genestar.

Guille is a cultural guide and lecturer. He was born in Menorca and educated in Mallorca and Barcelona. He holds a degree in Tourism Management, a degree in Humanities and a Masters in Cultural Communication. He's a licensed tour guide of Catalonia & Barcelona, where he's been working since 1997. He gives regular talks and presentations on the world of Gaudí, the history of Catalonia and Barcelona and the Picasso universe. He previously worked as a travel agent and tour leader overseas. Thanks to his ample experience in the tourism industry, he also works as a trainer in communication skills for other tour guides. He's fluent in English, French, Italian and bilingual Catalan and Spanish. His personal interests are digital gadgets and swing dance.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Jan (Newport Beach, US)

I love La Sagrada Familia and enjoyed the tour. I would have appreciated a map of the church and its surrounding areas ahead of time. However, it was really nice to see the changes over time, The history of Gaudi and the other architects and artists after his death was very interesting.

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Jan (Newport Beach, US)

I love La Sagrada Familia and enjoyed the tour. I would have appreciated a map of the church and its surrounding areas ahead of time. However, it was really nice to see the changes over time, The history of Gaudi and the other architects and artists after his death was very interesting.

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Kathy (Potomac, US)
Wonderful tour of La Sagrada Familia

Mr Genestar did a great overview and explanation of the architecture of La Sagrada Familia. He also included interesting information about Antoni Gaudi and his work. The followup email with interior pictures were also appreciated. This was a great webinar!

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Valerie (Winchester, US)
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I really enjoyed this live tour with Guille Genestar. It was a very informative, well-organized and interesting tour! I’ll definitely look for some additional virtual tours to take with him.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Jan (Newport Beach, US)

I love La Sagrada Familia and enjoyed the tour. I would have appreciated a map of the church and its surrounding areas ahead of time. However, it was really nice to see the changes over time, The history of Gaudi and the other architects and artists after his death was very interesting.

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Jan (Newport Beach, US)

I love La Sagrada Familia and enjoyed the tour. I would have appreciated a map of the church and its surrounding areas ahead of time. However, it was really nice to see the changes over time, The history of Gaudi and the other architects and artists after his death was very interesting.

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Kathy (Potomac, US)
Wonderful tour of La Sagrada Familia

Mr Genestar did a great overview and explanation of the architecture of La Sagrada Familia. He also included interesting information about Antoni Gaudi and his work. The followup email with interior pictures were also appreciated. This was a great webinar!

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Valerie (Winchester, US)
La Sagrada Familia

I really enjoyed this live tour with Guille Genestar. It was a very informative, well-organized and interesting tour! I’ll definitely look for some additional virtual tours to take with him.