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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!
ChrisW568Don’t Miss It!
Montserrat was absolutely amazing! Our guide, Evelyn, was outstanding - personable, friendly, and she went out of her way to ...
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.
This was a great tour. We got to see many beautiful towns and learned a lot of history. We also ...
Bea CDay tour to Costa brava
Matt, our very knowledgeable guide was fantastic, he knew so much about the culture, history and locations visited. He was very friendly and knew all the perfect places to go. We had a wonderful family trip at Costa brava. Group size was 8 making it ...
Shannon BFun day in Barcelona
Our family - five adults, two teens - had a great time on our one day in Barcelona. Daniel was ...
RiddhikapoorOne of the best travel experiences we had.
Mr. Lewis made sure that our first visit in Barcelona was memorable. Got an excellent tour of the city and ...
We had done our Montserrat tour today and would like to thank Karles for making the tour a very enjoyable ...
K7930QGpaulsArnau the Magician!
Great day with a great tour guide! Wonderful tours of Sagrada Familia and Montserrat with a funny and insightful guide ...
68countriesGreat medieval towns tour
The tour was great. My guide, Oriol, picked me up and dropped me off at the hotel which made it ...