Free Gaudi & Modernism Tour Barcelona
- Fall in love with La Pedrera's nature-inspired explosion of creativity.
- Hear the famous Legend of Sant Jordi and understand the meaning behind Casa Batllo's architecture.
- Get to know the "apple of discord" that set the architects Luis Domenech I Montaner, Josep Puig I Cadafalch and Antoni Gaudi into strife.
La Pedrera-Casa Mila
Widow Marfa House
Lleo i Morera House
Passeig de Gracia
Antoni Tapies Foundation
Casa Fuster Hotel
Legend of Sant Jordi & the Dragon
The Apple of Discord
Antoni Rocamora House
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.
Barcelona has many sides to reveal, and one of them is its glittering array of modernist architecture. The Free Gaudi and Modernism Tour has been designed to cater to all types of visitors, from those who are interested in seeing the most emblematic houses of Gaudí and Catalan Art Nouveau, to architecture buffs who want to delve deeper and find out some of the buildings' hidden secrets. Most tours will begin around Catalunya Square, which leads to several stately avenues of Barcelona lined with some of the most iconic Modernist buildings in the world. Before beginning your journey, your guide will give a brief introduction to the fascinating modernist movement and how Antoni Gaudí came to be at the forefront of Catalan Modernism during the 19th and 20th century.
Guests on the Free Gaudi and Modernism Tour will wander along the famous Passeig de Gracia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and feel all the bohemian splendor of the first decades of the 20th century. Along this road, they will come across some of the most emblematic buildings of this era, including Batllo House, a breathtaking house that reflects the endless extent of Gaudi's originality and creativity. Learn here how Gaudi ingeniously incorporated the famous legend of Saint Jordi and the Dragon into the building’s façade. Not far from here is another of Gaudi’s masterpieces, La Pedrera, where guests will discover how its undulating forms relate to Gaudi’s naturalistic phase. From here, guests will be able to admire the elegance of Lleo i Morera House and learn about the romantic facade of Widow Marfa House.
As guests on the Gaudi and Modernism Tour continue their walk, they’ll be amazed at the number of masterpieces they’ll encounter. Along the way, they'll see the incredible work of Gaudi's contemporaries, Luis Domenech I Montaner and Josep Puig I Cadafalch, such as the stunning Amatller House and the elegant Casa Fuster Hotel. Here guests will have the opportunity to find out about the "Apple of Discord". Although the term comes from Greek mythology, it reflects the competition and rivalry responsible for the stunning masterpieces found on Passeig de Gracia today. During the tour, guests will have plenty of opportunities to take photos and ask the guide as many questions as they like. And, of course, visitors will come away with further recommendations and tips to continue Modernist exploration.