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5 days in Barcelona & Gaudi Tours

We will be in Barcelona from August 18-23, so 4 full days, not counting travel days. Of course, we are interested in Gaudi and loooking at all our options within our timeframe. We want to visit Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Battlo (one or both). I liked Enric's suggestion of doing Park Guell (AM) and Sagrada Familia (PM) in one day, and then perhaps do a combo ticket to Casa Mila and Casa Battlo or if we were to choose one, which one?

My other consideration is to do a bundle tour of Sagrada Familia and Gaudi houses tour like: and then do Park Guell on a different day.

I would appreciate any thoughts or other suggestions! We want to explore other parts of Barcelona as well.

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We visited all but Casa Battlo on our own a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed them and used the audioguides at Casa Mila and La Sagrada Familia. We generally do not take organized tours and usually don't find them necessary, especially if an audioguide is available. I'm sure you'll enjoy these places, either way.

The RS Barcelona guidebook has lots of information, as well as guided walks through the different areas. You might enjoy the famous market, La Boqueria, too, as well as the Cathedral. Have a great trip.

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Whatever you do, make sure to spend a least one evening exploring the Gracia Neighborhood Festival (Festa Major de Gracia) which is held from the 15-21st of August. It's a vibrant, week-long celebration featuring streets transformed into themed, artistic installations, and a plethora of activities including live music, parades, dancing, and fireworks. The neighborhood comes alive with local traditions like communal meals, Castellers (human towers), and Correfocs (fire running/dancing). This is something we put on for ourselves, not just for tourists, so it's a great opportunity to see the real Barcelona.

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Thank you, Carlos, for the suggestion! I definitely welcome other suggestions in Barcelona that is not Gaudi-related!