Enjoy a free walking tour of the most extravagant Modernist buildings in Barcelona and experience the talent of Gaudi, one of the most important architects in the Catalan Modernist tradition. Admire examples by other Modernist architects as well.
What to Expect
When discussions turn to Barcelona architecture, most people immediately think of Gaudi and his amazing, magical designs.
On this free 2-hour walking tour you’ll learn about Gaudí and see his major works around the city. Learn about his inspiration in the mountains of Montserrat, and how he based his art on the legend of Sant Jordi, patron of Catalonia, and other Christian motifs.
Marvel at the genius of Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. Hear about the controversy surrounding the interpretation by Gaudi’s successor, Subirachs, on the facade of the Passion.
See other major works by Modernist architects as you visit Eixample, a neighborhood that’s part of modern Barcelona, created in the mid-19th century as the city expanded beyond the medieval walls.
Admire the results of the urban planning of Cerdà, with his vision that each interior block should have a garden.
Also included on the tour:
• Passeig de Gracia, the most upscale avenue in the city
• Casa Lleó Morera, by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in 1902
• Casa Amatller, one of the Modernist designs by Josep Puig i Cadafalch
• Casa Batlló, often interpreted as the surface of the rolling sea in the heart of Barcelona
• La Pedrera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last civil work designed by Antoni Gaudí
• Casa Calvet, created for a textile manufacturer by Gaudí
• Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, designed by Gaudí, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Casa Comalat, dating from 1909-11, and designed by architect Salvador Valeri i Pupurull
• Palau del Baró de Quadres, a residential block refurbished by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1900
• Casa Terradas o Casa de les Punxes and Palau Montaner
- Professional English and Spanish speaking local guide tour
Know Before You Go
• This is a small group tour with local guides
• The tour is free and you can show your appreciation by tipping the guide at the end of the tour