Small Group Tour · Half Day
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Carrer de Fontanella, 2 ➤
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This exciting walking tour is led by an expert guide, who will guide you to the most extravagant Modernist buildings in Barcelona and introduce you to the genius of Antoni Gaudí.
Visit the most famous works of the Catalan architect to learn about his creative inspiration and the Christian motifs he included in his works. Along the way, we will stop to admire Gaudí’s crowning masterpiece, the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and learn the many controversies represented by its stunning façade.
Get an insider’s look at Modernist art on this intimate tour of Gaudí’s major works. Discover the masterpieces of the famous Catalan architect and learn with what inspirations Gaudí reached his goals.
We will begin the tour with a stroll down Passeig de Gràcia, one of the wealthiest avenues in Barcelona, lined with stunning Modernist architecture, glamorous shops and high-end restaurants. Here, we will stop to admire two of Gaudí’s most famous buildings, both of them considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Learn how the rolling hills of Montserrat inspired the rooftop of La Pedrera and how Gaudí based his artwork in the “Casa Batlló” on Christian motifs and the legend of Sant Jordi, the patron of Catalonia.
Next, we will explore Gaudí’s crowning masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Basilica de la Sagrada Familia”. Our guide will share with you some of the fascinating stories behind its conception, allowing your group to fully appreciate this complex work of art. Take a moment to marvel at the exquisite detail displayed on the Nativity Façade and let the Old Testament come to life before your eyes. Your group will also hear about the inspiration behind the structure’s unique architectural features and the interpretation of their meaning by Gaudí’s successor, architect Josep Maria Subirachs.
During the tour, you will also visit several Modernist buildings in Eixample designed by other architects. This neighborhood is part of the modern Barcelona, born in the mid-nineteenth century after the Cerdà Plan expanded the city beyond its old medieval walls. This monumental project was funded by Barcelona’s bourgeoisie families as a way to show off their wealth and innovative ideas. These buildings are still around today and the interiors of many are accessible to visitors as free access parks. Our guide will take you through some of them to give you an idea of how Ildefons Cerdà developed his plan. For fans of art and architecture, this experience is the total package! You’ll leave the tour an expert of Modernist art with a deep understanding of Barcelona as a city!
Drummerjohn51Couldn’t of been better
Gaspar was an excellent guide, had a sense of humor, and was VERY knowledgeable about everything. He even showed us ...
Nicholas SLuis the Spanish tour master!
Luis took us on the Game of Thrones tour and was a stellar guide. Informative and happy to answer any ...
4JennSBest way to see the highlights of Barcelona
Having a hotel pick up and drop off was a great idea. It was a minivan that sat 9 of ...
Holly TCosta brava tour!
The tour was amazing, our tour guide anau was so welcoming and helpful with everything and an excellent driver!! He ...
lbingham208Great day trip with Reuben
We really enjoyed the day trip up the coast from Barcelona to Empuries to see the Greek and Roman ruins. Very interesting and a beautiful location. Lunch at Estartit, and a relaxing and fun boat ride to Medes Island. The caves and shoreline are beautiful. ...
arronshaw11Fantastic guide Luis.
Excellent polite, knowledgeable tour guide. Montserrat was beautiful. Highly recommend. Cable car up mountain was a particular high point.
Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable about the city. We had a fantastic tour. Recommend it to everyone.
244deanwOutstanding way to see Barcelona
If you you only had one day this would cover the important sites, sounds and culture of beautiful Barcelona. Old town and Gaudi architecture were featured.
Han TGirona and Costa bravas small group tour
Best tour for us since in spain... out tour guy..Matt...was detail..and great...I love this tour provide hotel and pickup..save a ...