1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Passeig de Gracia

Gaudi & Modernisme Tour

Product ID: 35524
Explore the buildings of Antoni Gaudí on a 3-hour walking tour of Barcelona. See monuments to his distinctive genius and the spirit of his Modernisme colleagues. Learn how the 19th-century Catalan renaissance led to the cultural rebirth of a nation.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the life, work and buildings of Gaudí and his contemporaries
  • Stroll the grid-like streets of L'Eixample to see the finest examples of the Modernisme movement
  • Learn about the stars of the great Catalan renaissance
  • Visit the Casa Battló, nicknamed the House of Bones
  • Stroll down Passeig de Gracia and admire the wrought-iron balconies and organic façade of the Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Discover the important buildings of the Manzana de la Discordia, such as the Casa Lleó-Morera
  • Go to Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece cathedral, La Sagrada Familia
Full description
Discover Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí and his Modernisme contemporaries on a 3-hour walking tour of the incredible buildings and monuments that pay testament to his distinctive genius and the spirit of a generation. The 19th-century Catalan renaissance saw the cultural rebirth of a nation that reached its peak with the Modernisme movement. Gaudí and his colleagues took the spirit of the times and mixed modern techniques with traditional craftsmanship to enrich Barcelona.

Ever since, millions have enjoyed the city’s architectural heritage and this walking tour explores the L’Eixample district, where the best examples can be easily discovered on foot, eventually leading to the unfinished masterpiece of Sagrada Familía. Here, you will learn about this essential bridge between the historic highlights of Catalan culture; the medieval merchant city and the 19th-century industrial metropolis. It combines tremendous views over the city Gaudí loved, with fascinating insights into his creative mind.

The tour is much more than a series of photo opportunities. You will dig deep into the roots of the movement, and look at the social unrest and political issues of the era. The result is an unforgettable portrait of one of the world’s greatest cities and a tribute to some of its most talented designers.
Includes
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance to the Sagrada Familia

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide just outside Jaume I Metro. Exit onto Plaça de l’Àngel, in front of Café Cappuccino. Your guide will have a red umbrella and red t-shirt.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children up to 13 years old join free of charge
• Your tour may vary depending on what the guide thinks is best for the group
• You will need to purchase a single metro ticket to join this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Good your, great value!

I was a little wary to be in such a large group (17) and to have a guide with no formal architectural training but Erik knocked it out of the park. He kept the group together and was very well informed. He was personable which also made the tour more fun. Even having been to most of the stops on the tour before, I learned something new about each. Check in was a little less impressive. Getting there fifteen minutes early, as requested, meant many of us were left waiting for the stragglers for twenty minutes.

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26 August 2019

Patrick was excellent!

The tour was excellent. Patrick did a great job at keeping my interest & enthusiasm. A couple things to note is the walk is fast paced although there are opportunities for those to catch up. Also there is a metro ride which requires money spent on tickets during the walk.

17 May 2019

Excellent value for money

Our guide Jimi was very informative and the tour went on much longer than advertised. Jimi was very passionate about his subject matter and that comes across. He seems genuinely interested in the group he takes around too. Much smaller group of people than most other groups. We booked 3 tours with the same company and would definitely recommend them.

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13 March 2018

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Sandemans New Europe - Spain

Product ID: 35524