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Barcelona Modernism and Gaudí Walking Tour

1. Barcelona Modernism and Gaudí Walking Tour

Learn about Catalan Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí and his major works on this 3-hour guided tour. Discover the creations of this visionary and hear how he managed to achieve his goals. Marvel at the magnificent basilica, La Sagrada Familia, a work that is still in progress. Hear about the controversy over the interpretation of the façade of the Passion, by Gaudí’s successor, Subirachs. You’ll see other works and important Modernist buildings in Eixample, part of modern Barcelona created in the mid-19th century as the city expanded beyond its medieval walls. Discover the ideals of urban planning of Cerdà and his original vision, in which each interior block had a garden. Highlights of the tour include: • Passeig de Gracia, the city’s most upscale avenue with some amazing architecture • La Pedrera, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, and the last civil work designed by Antoni Gaudí • Casa Calvet, a building created for a textile manufacturer by Catalan architectural genius Antoni Gaudí • Casa Batlló, often interpreted as the surface of the rolling sea in the heart of Barcelona • Casa Lleó Morera, by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, was commissioned in 1902 • Casa Amatller, a building in the Modernist style, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch (along with Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó Morera) • Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church designed by Gaudí, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Casa Comalat, by architect Salvador Valeri i Pupurull, and clearly influenced by Gaudi's organic forms • Palau del Baró de Quadres, by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and a 1900 refurbishment of a residential block on Carrer Rosselló • Casa Terradas o Casa de les Punxes and Palau Montaner

Barcelona: Discover Gaudi Architectural Guided Tour

2. Barcelona: Discover Gaudi Architectural Guided Tour

See amazing examples of modern architecture including the Antoni Tàpies Foundation and Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner, Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch, hidden courtyards, and, of course, the 3 main residential buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi: Casa Calvet, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.  Trace the path that took Antoni Gaudí from his social concerns toward a total absorption with the divine until he finally became 'the last great cathedral builder.' Delve into the architectural essence of Gaudi and his visual power, which made him such an inspiration to the Surrealists as well as the most famous Spanish architect. You'll learn about a series of turning points in his career that include a project in Manhattan, the last commission from his patron, Eusebi Güell, and his first architectural steps with the Sagrada Família. All of the guides are practising architects, most of whom are also professors of architecture as well as architectural critics. This wide spectrum of knowledge on a huge range of topics will help you to get an in depth insight into the buildings visited. At the end of the walk, you will receive a guide written by the local partner's passionate team with suggestions of places to have a drink and architecture to admire.

The Beauty of Barcelona by Bike: Private Tour

3. The Beauty of Barcelona by Bike: Private Tour

The one thing no one should miss when going to Barcelona is Gaudi’s art. Enjoy the most unique architectural masterpieces in Europe on a bike! There’s so much to see when you’re biking your way through the city! In this private Bike Tour, your private local guide will bring you to the most popular Gaudi sights, while telling you unique stories about the artist’s life. Fall in love with Barcelona and its magical artistic world right away! Begin your journey at Plaça Reial, by the beautiful Gaudi lanterns and enjoy the vibrant city atmosphere. During your bike tour, you’ll pass by the most remarkable houses created by the artist and even the hospital where he died. There, your host will share with you the unusual story of Gaudi’s death. Bike your way to the greatest Gaudi work - the famous Sagrada Familia Church. Relax at Parc de la Ciutadella and admire some of Gaudi’s early works before you finish off the artistic part of your tour. Cycle your way back through the city and learn more about the local lifestyle as you take in the city’s vibes and people.

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What people are saying about Casa Calvet

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based on 548 reviews

Olga was extremely knowledgeable about Modernism and Gaudí. She took the time to answer our questions and point out other things we were interested in as the tour went along. She also gave us great tips to help us enjoy our time in Barcelona. We’d definitely use her for other tours.

It was a highlight of our trip to Barcelona. Jordi was so knowledgeable and helped us really understand the city and Gaudi and it was such a wonderful few hours. Highly recommend!

Miguel is passionate about bringing the ingenious ideas behind this impressive architecture and urban planning closer to us who don't know. Thanks!

Marlon was knowledgeable and energetic. Kind and good work ethic. Communicate well before the tour.

Our guide was a native Barcelonan who was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.