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Free Modernism Tour of Barcelona

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Where: Pg. de Gràcia 1

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Language: English & Spanish

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Duration: 2 hours

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Price: Free

Join our Free Modernism Tour of Barcelona and discover one of the most prolific artistic movements of the past two centuries. Hear about the 2,200 different Modernist buildings in the city alone! Understand its origins, its aesthetics, and why it became so big in Barcelona. And, of course, learn about the life and work of its greatest genius: Antoni Gaudí.

Gaudí is considered by many to be the great master in architectural history. He challenged tradition and technique to such a degree, that in his time his work was known as “The Anti-Architecture.” See two of his greatest works in the “Apple of Discord”: Batlló House and La Pedrera House.

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 and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

On our Modernism Tour of Barcelona you will fall in love with the city and this wonderful artistic movement which tried to dignify, through beauty, the new urban existence of the 19th century. For, as Gaudí himself said: “Beauty is the glow of truth.”

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Modernist Barcelona
Modernist Barcelona
Modernist Barcelona
Modernist Barcelona
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Free Modernism Tour of Barcelona Highlights

  • Learn about the life and work of one architectural history’s greatest geniuses: Antoni Gaudí. Visit some of his most important works and learn to decipher them.
  • Discover the fascinating history of Barcelona’s urbanism, the famous Eixample District designed by Ildefonso Cerdá.
  • Hear the famous Legend of Sant Jordi and understand the meaning behind Casa Batlló’s architecture.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Pg. de Gràcia 1

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Free Modernism Tour of Barcelona Features

Plaça de Catalunya
Passeig de Gracia
Antoni Rocamora Houses
Lleo Morera House
Batllo House
Antoni Tapies Foundation
Casa Amatller
Viuda Marfa House
La Pedrera - Casa Mila
Eixample Neighborhood
Hotel Casa Fuster
Apple of Discord
Plaça de Catalunya

Passeig de Gracia

Antoni Rocamora Houses

Lleo Morera House

Batllo House

Antoni Tapies Foundation

Casa Amatller

Viuda Marfa House

La Pedrera - Casa Mila

Eixample Neighborhood

Hotel Casa Fuster

Apple of Discord

Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya
Paseo de Gracia
Passeig de Gracia
Antoni Rocamora Houses
Antoni Rocamora Houses
Casa Morera
Lleo Morera House
Casa Basilló
Batllo House
EL Nacional
Antoni Tapies Foundation
Casa Ametller
Casa Amatller
Casa viuda Marfà
Viuda Marfa House
La Pedrera (Casa Milá)
La Pedrera - Casa Mila
Eixample District
Eixample Neighborhood
Hotel Casa Fuster
Hotel Casa Fuster
Apple of Discord
Apple of Discord
Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya

Paseo de Gracia
Passeig de Gracia

Antoni Rocamora Houses
Antoni Rocamora Houses

Casa Morera
Lleo Morera House

Casa Basilló
Batllo House

EL Nacional
Antoni Tapies Foundation

Casa Ametller
Casa Amatller

Casa viuda Marfà
Viuda Marfa House

La Pedrera (Casa Milá)
La Pedrera - Casa Mila

Eixample District
Eixample Neighborhood

Hotel Casa Fuster
Hotel Casa Fuster

Apple of Discord
Apple of Discord

Reviews

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Great modernism tour by Mariella

5 out of 5

My mum and I had a great time with tour guide Mariella during the modernism tour. We just wanted to have a tour which went through the new town (having already done the old town), but were very surprised when we actually really got into learning about modernism- and were not at all disappointed. We got a great feel for the new town and learnt some amazing facts along the way. Mariella knew her stuff and explained things with loads of enthusiasm- catering to all audiences. I would highly recommend.

Ellen D - Lisbon, Portugal

January 2020

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Super informative and funny!

5 out of 5

Our second tour was on 24/11/19 with Mariella. Gaudí and the modernism. Again amazing buildings with amazing views, Mariella was full of interesting facts like the story of the four cats and showed us a hidden gem/restaurant, EL NACIONAL, in Passeig de Gracia, which we would have bypassed otherwise.

Enrique V - Oughterard, Ireland

November 2019

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Starting Point

Starting Point: Outside the Apple Store at Pg. de Gràcia 1

FAQ

The Free Modernism Tour of Barcelona ends around La Pedrera.

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of more than 6 people to join the regular tours. For larger groups, please contact us previously.

Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.

Due to the high demand of the tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of more than 6 people on the regular tours.

We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Barcelona has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, the tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. The Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.

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Meeting Point: Pg. de Gràcia 1

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Price: Free

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