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Barcelona: Architecture Walking Tour With Local Guide

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Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Barcelona: Architecture Walking Tour With Local Guide

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 27.87 per person

Learn all about Barcelona’s impressive architecture on this guided walking tour. Discover breathtaking designs from the likes of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, and Puig i Cadafalch.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Uncover the secrets hidden in the facades of the monumental Sagrada Família
  • Stroll along the Passeig de Gràcia, known for its beautiful modernist buildings
  • Understand how Gaudí played with light and acoustics in his intricate designs
  • Visit Casa Amatller and learn about the history of chocolate making in the city
  • Take in the beauty of stunning modernist homes like Casa Milà and Casa Batlló
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Deepen your knowledge of Barcelona’s world-famous architecture on this walking tour. Accompanied by a local guide, uncover all there is to know about the city’s most famous buildings, from the Sagrada Família to the Art Nouveau wonders of Passeig de Gràcia. Choose from a private or group tour.

Begin your tour at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, a former hospital that was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the fathers of Catalan Modernism. Marvel at this huge complex, which consists of 27 buildings and is the largest Art Nouveau site in the world.

Next, stroll along Avinguda Gaudí to the Sagrada Família, the symbol of Barcelona and the most famous building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Your tour guide will tell you all the secrets of the symbols embedded in the two facades as you view the lovely Sagrada Família from all angles.

Continue along the scenic Passeig de Gràcia, famous for its Art Nouveau and modernist buildings designed by architects like Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, and Puig i Cadafalch. Your guide will focus on the best of these, including Casa Milá, Casa Batlló, and Casa Lleó Morera.

Next, take a look at one of the most unique modernist buildings, the Casa Amatller and learn all about the Barcelona chocolate-making process that began in 1797. Treat yourself to a taste of the delicious selection of Amatller chocolates in the chocolate shop (not included).

End your Barcelona walking tour at the Casa Lleó i Morera, another masterpiece designed by Domènech i Montaner. Now occupied by luxury fashion store Loewe, the building is one of Barcelona’s best-preserved modernist buildings and features impressive stained glass, mosaics, sculptures, and woodwork.

At the end of the tour you will understand how these incredible buildings – whether used for healthcare, housing, or worship – include an attention to detail and graceful design that always shine through. They are what make Barcelona so special.

  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at the main gate of Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau, Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167, at the end of Avinguda Gaudí.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The activity will take place rain or shine
  • This tour involves 2 hours of walking
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Miguel is nice but he is not very knowledable

April 19, 2022

Victor, our guide, was very friendly and passionate. I enjoyed the tour. We also got some recommendations around Barcelona, like the best flamenco bar, thank you!

June 30, 2022

Wonderful experience! Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and charm as she guided us and introduced us to hidden sights that we had walked by numerous times and didn't even notice! Gave us a better appreciation for the buildings and history!

August 2, 2022

Product ID: 412633