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Gaudi Architecture Tour in Barcelona

If you are you excited about coming to Barcelona and see its highlights or visit the Gaudi cathedral, you probably though about seeing Sagrada Familia inside, the Güell park, la casa Battló or maybe the passeig de Gracia.

Can’t wait to your Barcelona experience tour? Are you worried you won’t have time enough and might be missing something out? No worries, we got you covered.

Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gracia

IT IS DIFFICULT TO TALK ABOUT BARCELONA WITHOUT MENTIONING ANTONI GAUDI

  • Certainly the most famous Catalan public figure in the world. This famous architect contributed in an exceptional and creative way to the development of the architecture in the 19th and early 20th centuries becoming the main and most outstanding Modernist architect in Spain.

  • Antoni Gaudi donated to Catalonia no less than 7 works that are now part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Güell Park, Güell Palace, Casa Milà-La Pedrera, Casa Vicens, the Nativity facade and the crypt of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and the crypt of Colònia Güell.

  • His art and architecture are world famous and you can’t say you’ve been in Barcelona unless you have seen at least a few of his masterpieces.  He shaped the city of Barcelona with amazing housing blocks, religious buildings and gardens where he showed all his creativity and innovative vision. He made up a unique, personal and unprecedented architectural language.

BARCELONA EXPERIENCE TOUR

Professional local guide

We know that your time in Barcelona is limited, and visiting Antoni Gaudi´s works in a single day is close to impossible if you try to do it on your own. And that´s why we have prepared you the best Barcelona experience tour in which you can visit the top Gaudi sights with your professional local guide.

This Gaudi Architecture Tour will spare you all the trouble: we take care of everything and you can just relax and enjoy.

Private tour

With our private tour you will avoid the typical large groups or the typical visits with audio guides where sometimes it is difficult to visit the places you would like and share your opinion. Our Barcelona Gaudi Tour means that you skip all the lines without worrying about getting tickets in advance: we take care of all that. Besides, you will have at your disposal a private guide that will join you throughout the tour and will be happy to answer as many questions you may have.

FIRST YOU WILL VISIT WITH US CASA VICENS IN GRACIA NEIGHBORHOOD

Gracia is a good neighborhood because it is far enough to stay away from the touristic hustle and bustle and near enough to be part of the Barcelona’s exciting city center. During the last years it has become the cool part of Barcelona and many young people live and work in the colorful houses of the area. Here you will pass by many quaint squares where kids play after school and small taverns where locals enjoy a “menu del día” lunch.

You will visit Casa Vicens which was Gaudi’s first important project. He conceived this family home entirely and here building and decoration are integrated in such a way that one cannot be understood without the other. The colorful façade blends stone, green and white tiles and intricated iron grilles and banisters.

Casa Vicens is a breath of fresh air in a block full of sober houses. At this point you will find many elements that are seen in Gaudi’s later works, so it’s the perfect starting point of this hidden Gaudi tour.

Casa Vicens in Gracia, a neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Casa Vicens, Barcelona. Spain

CASA BATLLÓ ON PASSEIG DE GRACIA

The second of Guadí’s two works on Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batlló is another example of the unparalleled creativity of the Catalan artist. Nicknamed the house of bones, the house is stunning both inside and outside. Take a stroll on the opposite side of the street to appreciate the mosaic façade. The combination of bold colors, the creative harnessing of light and curved style will have you pondering the work for days.

Casa Battló Barcelona (Spain)

COLONIA GÜELL AND PARK GÜELL

Only 30 min away you will find yourself in the Colonia Güell, a vestige of the industrial and modernist era. The Colonia is an important piece of historic and artistic heritage where the 19th century atmosphere is alive between its streets and buildings.

Colonia Güell was conceived by Gaudi’s main patron Eusebi Guëll which became Gaudi’s main patron and Antonio Gaudi commissioned him some of his most important works like the park named after him.

Church of Colonia Guell. Barcelona, Catalonia. Spain

We know it can get a bit boring to spend your time hopping from museum to museum when you’re in Barcelona, so Park Güell is the perfect combination of nature and art.

Located on a hill above the Barcelona city center, this garden is full of Gaudi’s touches offering a fantastic escape from the bustle of the city and one of the best views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean. You can wander the grounds for free but will have to pay an entrance fee to access Gaudi’s private home and the main structure of the park.

Crypt of the Colònia Güell, in the province of Barcelona. Spain

You’ll often find bands playing and Barcelona teens flitting about, so be sure to make a trip to get a taste of both Gaudi’s Barcelona and the city’s modern culture.

The most unique building in the Colonia is without any doubt the Crypt. In this project Gaudi had complete freedom so he brought together for the first time all of his architectural innovations. Profoundly Catholic, for him it was an attempt to create a “monumental model of the Sagrada Familia”.

Even if it remained unfinished it was his incomplete lifetime obsession and it is a great catalogue of Gaudi’s innovations in the use of leaning pillars and catenary arches. The visit in this hidden Gaudi tour will help you understand his further works.

CASA MILÀ (MILA HOUSE) – LA PEDRERA

Before you call it a day, we would suggest some interesting activities for the evening. As this will be a Gaudi themed journey, we suggest ending your evening in the rooftop of one of his most emblematic buildings: Mila House.

Here every night it takes place a light and music show under the solemn sight of the helmet shaped chimneys. A perfect way to end your hidden Gaudi tour because at the end of you Gaudi architecture tour in Barcelona, you’ll be as passionate about Gaudi as our tour guides are!

Barcelona has an exciting vibe when the sun goes down and we will be delighted to show you how locals enjoy the evenings! Enroll today!

Mila House, La Pedrera, Barcelona. Spain

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