Live Virtual Tour: 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.

Guille is a licensed tour guide of Barcelona and Catalonia with 24 years of experience. He holds a degree in Tourism Management, a degree in Humanities and an MA degree in Cultural Communication. He’s fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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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.

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Lori Timm (Louisville, US)
Almost as good as being there!

I've enjoyed all the Context Conversations I've attended, but this was head and shoulders above. Guille walked to the Sagrada Familia and it was so wonderful to see people strolling with their dogs, others zipping by on scooters, as we were there in Barcelona with him, albeit virtually. He also utilized technology (videos, live chat, his own camera) to give deeper information about Gaudi, the craftsmen, history and architectural detail. I don't know how he managed it all, even in the rain! Superbly done. Truly professional and engaging. Thank you for taking us to this special treasure in Spain and helping us appreciate it even more. I long to see it person again - but this will tide me over until that is possible.

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Anonymous (Pickering, CA)
Excellent virtual tour

This virtual tour was very unique, given via cellphone by Guille walking around the church in Barcelona. Guille was very informative about its history. I throroughly enjoyed it, Thanks.

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Stratis Sapuntzakis (Cambridge, US)
Sagrada Familia

Excellent Presentation. Well organized, detailed and very interesting.

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John Sikora (Barrington, US)
Nice tour

Very good walk around tour of the basilica.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
67%
(4)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
17%
(1)
V
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.

L
Lori Timm (Louisville, US)
Almost as good as being there!

I've enjoyed all the Context Conversations I've attended, but this was head and shoulders above. Guille walked to the Sagrada Familia and it was so wonderful to see people strolling with their dogs, others zipping by on scooters, as we were there in Barcelona with him, albeit virtually. He also utilized technology (videos, live chat, his own camera) to give deeper information about Gaudi, the craftsmen, history and architectural detail. I don't know how he managed it all, even in the rain! Superbly done. Truly professional and engaging. Thank you for taking us to this special treasure in Spain and helping us appreciate it even more. I long to see it person again - but this will tide me over until that is possible.

A
Anonymous (Pickering, CA)
Excellent virtual tour

This virtual tour was very unique, given via cellphone by Guille walking around the church in Barcelona. Guille was very informative about its history. I throroughly enjoyed it, Thanks.

S
Stratis Sapuntzakis (Cambridge, US)
Sagrada Familia

Excellent Presentation. Well organized, detailed and very interesting.

J
John Sikora (Barrington, US)
Nice tour

Very good walk around tour of the basilica.