One of the most striking things about Barcelona is its unique and wonderful architecture, just one example of the charming and attractive elements of Barcelona thanks to the Modernist movement of the 19th Century. This free walking tour covers Modernism and the city by exploring the art, history, literature, music and, of course, architecture of the period as well as a close look at the most celebrated proponent of modernism in Barcelona, Gaudi. It is a thoroughly enjoyable and revealing tour, guaranteed to keep your interest and wonder throughout as you discover many details and secrets of the city which you would very likely not find without a local to show you. The guides are, as ever, passionate and very, very knowledgeable and deliver a fantastic tour with fervour and enthusiasm. It’s an excellent way to gain a better understanding of an intrinsic part of beautiful Barcelona and authentic local culture and easily earns our recommendation.
On our Free Gaudi Walking Tour you’ll learn all about the 19th Century in Barcelona, the most influential city on the Mediterranean coast, welcomed the Modernist Movement with open arms. What began to emerge was the reflection of Catalan cultural values in music, literature, painting, creating, art-nouveau & above all, architectureThe most significant of all, Gaudi. Father of the unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Be enchanted by Barcelona’s beautiful buildings, dive into the history of this fascinating period and meet other backpackers with us.
This tour includes:
Casa Martí — Casa Battló — Palau de la Musica Catalana — Casa de les Punxes — Sagrada Familia — Casa Calvet — Casa Malaya — The Catalan Renaissance — Casa Milà (La Pedrera) — Gaudi's Life — Casa Lleó i Morera — The Eixample district — Palau del Baró de Quadras — Casa Amatller
“Very good tour”
Reviewed on June1, 2016
Very good tour, with an amazing guide Hanna! In 2/3 hours i get to know a lot of the old part o Barcelona a lot of the history of that area.
Reviewed on May 31, 2016
Amazing gaudi tour with one of the best guides I had so far. Learned so much about the artist and the city as a whole. Definitely a must
Reviewed on May 30, 2016
We had a great time with Miguel. We travelled with our 5months son and Miguel was an extremely passionate about all access of sidewalks and care about our whole family perfectly. We did a hop on hop…
From metro stop L1 — L4 URQUINAONA, walk down Via Laietana street and continue until you see the Cathedral on your right. Turn right onto Av. de la Catedral and continue on, the meeting point is on your left at the steps of the Cathedral in the square of Pla de la Seu
From metro stop L3 LICEU, go straight up on Las Ramblas (direction Plaça de Catalunya) and then turn right on Carrer Portaferrisa.Continue straight until you come onto Av. de la Catedral and continue on, the meeting point is on your right at the steps of the Cathedral in the square of Pla de la Seu.
Buses 17, 45, 120 and V17 take you to Laietana street and follow the directions above.
Things to note
IMPORTANT: Look for the guides with official HostelCulture BLUE UMBRELLASat the steps in front of the cathedral!