The mesmerizing modernist skyline
Modernisme & Gaudí
Antoni Gaudi’s iconic buildings seem to grow out of Barcelona like strange organic forms from forest glades or undersea caves. This half-day tour takes in his signature designs, from the rippled stone and twisted iron of La Pedrera to the glistening ceramics and dragon-backed roofline of Casa Batllo. En route you’ll discover other striking examples of Catalan modernism by like-minded talents, such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Josep Jujol. Cadafalch and Jujol reshaped the Eixample district with their surreal Art Nouveau visions. For a final flourish, you can visit Gaudi’s otherworldly Sagrada Familia cathedral or his dreamlike architectural playground at Parc Güell, overlooking the city.
What to Expect
Discover the vaulting beauty, occult mystery and troubled history of Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia, and survey the city from its towers.
Wander through Gaudi’s utopian living space at Parc Güell, combining art, nature, civil engineering and fairytale magic on a hill above the Mediterranean.
Walk in the “Garden of Warriors” atop La Pedrera, where Gaudi’s spiral chimneys are coloured and armoured by tile and marble fragments.
Meeting Place: To be arranged with us after booking.
Duration: 4 hours
What’s included: Guided tour.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.