Barcelona Gaudi private tour (walking)
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Architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí was at the forefront of the Art Nouveau movement in Spain. His work in Barcelona led to the creation of some of the city’s most notable landmarks. Gaudí was a pioneer in his field using color, texture, and movement in ways never before imagined. His works, both finished and uncompleted, stand as testimony to his genius.
Gaudí’s most famous work is without a doubt the Sagrada Família. The basilica is not only the symbol of Barcelona but also the most visited monument in Spain.
On this private walking tour our guide will share stories and secrets behind the facades of two of his masterpieces: Casa Milà and Sagrada Familia.
But there’s more to Modernism than Gaudí! On this tour, you’ll learn about architects like Domènech I Muntaner who also left a rich and unique imprint on the city. Take great photos of all these iconic buildings and learn the stories behind them.
Barcelona Gaudi tour:
L’Eixample & Passeig de Gracia
The Eixample district boasts the most magnificent set of Modernista buildings while Passeig de Gracia, in particular, is the site of those of greatest international fame.
Along Passeig de Gracia, one finds buildings by Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Enric Sagnier, among others. Lean from the guide why in the beginning, however, these architectural masterpieces were not appreciated by everyone and were often said to be overelaborate and contrived.
Casa Lleó I Morera
Admire the house that pioneered the modernist style in Barcelona, constructed by Domenech i Montaner, the teacher of Gaudí at university.
Home of the famous chocolate makers of Barcelona, this house is a true gem of the Modernist architecture. Take the chance to buy some very good chocolate to bring home.
One of Europe’s strangest residential buildings, Casa Batlló (built 1904–6) is Gaudí at his fantastical best. From its playful facade and marine-world inspiration to its revolutionary experiments in light and architectural form (straight lines are few and far between), this apartment block is one of the most beautiful buildings in a city where the architectural stakes soar sky-high.
In the top tier of Gaudí’s achievements, this madcap Unesco-listed masterpiece, with 33 balconies, was built in as a combined apartment and office block. Formally called Casa Milà, after the businessman who commissioned it, it is better known as La Pedrera (the Quarry) because of its uneven grey stone facade. Gaudí’s approach to space and light as well as the blurring of the dividing line between decoration and functionality are astounding.
Casa de les Punxes
A “large Gothic castle” standing in the middle of Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal catches the eye of any visitor to the city. The “Casa de les Punxes” (House of Spikes) is really a residential block built in the shape of medieval castle which is one of the most recognisable modernista landmarks on the Barcelona skyline.
The life project of a genius or a fool, with no doubts the Sagrada Familia will leave a lifelong impression. Experience a moment full of emotion, admiring Gaudí’s masterpiece, considered as the most emblematic landmark of Barcelona. There are no words to describe the feeling one gets when entering this magnificent temple of Modernism. The organic shapes found throughout its structure, the light filtering through its stained glass windows and the symbolic nature of the building’s sculpted façade will certainly be the highlight of your tour.
- Discover Barcelona’s modernist architecture
- Learn about the life and inspirations of architect and designer Antoni Gaudí
- Lose yourself in the luxury and splendor of a palace for the ages
- Visit famous ‘La Pedrera’ and the Sagrada Familia
- Explore three of the best examples by the most renowned architects
- Professional private local guide
- Visit of Gaudi’s masterpieces – La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia
- An exclusive private tour of modernism legacy accompanied by your guide
- Enjoyable and informative stroll through the streets of Barcelona
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food or beverages
- Entrance tickets
- Transportation (taxi or public transport)