Join our Free Modernism And Gaudí Tour of Barcelona and discover one of the most popular, exuberant and prolific artistic movements of the past two centuries; a movement which was born in Europe but exploded in Barcelona, where you can find as many as 2,200 different Modernist buildings in the city alone! Understand its origins, its aesthetic resources and why it became so big in Barcelona. And, of course, because there’s no other way, learn about the life and work of its greatest genius: Antoni Gaudí.
Gaudí is considered by many to be the greatest genius in architectural history. He challenged tradition and technique to such a degree, that in his time his work was titled “The Anti-Architecture.” In fact, he was so ahead of his time that three generations had gone by before his work got its well-deserved recognition. See his three greatest works: Batlló House -possibly the most perfect and extreme example of Modernist Architecture- the Pedrera House -his most controversial work- and, of course, the Sagrada Familia -the temple that has been under construction for nearly 140 years, which despite being unfinished still receives up to 20 million visits a year!
However, Modernism isn’t just Antoni Gaudí, learn about the life and work of the other two great architects of the movement: Josep Puig i Cadafalch y Lluís Domenech i Montaner, in the famous “Manzana de la Discordia” (“The Block Of Discord”) in Paseo de Gracia; the block in which the great three (Puig, Domench and Gaudí) competed to see who could build the movement’s best and most beautiful façade.
Neither is Barcelona just Modernism, get to know the revolutionary Urbanism plan of Ildefonso Cerdá, which gave birth to the Eixample, the district in Barcelona where Modernism sprouted. The Eixample was an Urbanist project without precedent, which since the mid-19th century has been a worldwide reference for any city wanting to grow in a tidy and sustainable way.
On our Free Modernism And Gaudí Tour Of Barcelona you will fall deeply and utterly in love with the city and this wonderful artistic movement which tried to dignify, through beauty, the new urban existence of the 19th century, in which people were forced to live in big buildings on top of each other. For, as Gaudí himself said: “Beauty is the glow of truth.”