What To Expect
The vision and genius of this world famous architect earned Barcelona, home of nearly all his buildings, a privileged place in the annals of the history of art. Be guided around his buildings and learn of the double-edged genius, aesthetic and technical, of his extraordinary imagination. Enter his world of fantasy and geometry. Don't leave Barcelona without truly understanding some of his more exceptional works. And you needn't waste time queuing at museums: your licensed guide will take you straight in.
You will start at Passeig de Gràcia, one of the main boulevards of the city. This is the street for luxury and design shops. There are several modernist buildings, the most exceptional being Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The façade of the Casa Batlló is a colourful jewel in Antoni Gaudí's work. Not only is it original, it is also beautiful. The originality and creativity of form has earned it the nickname "the house of bones" or "dragon house." Explore its interiors with the option including Skip the Line Tickets to Casa Batllo.
La Pedrera (the Quarry) was a residential building built by Gaudí for the Milà family and finished in 1911. Its sculptured form has made it a reference piece and it has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. In the attic there is an exhibit called Espai Gaudí, which has models and technical explanations of his buildings. One apartment has been restored and fully furnished in its original style, an example of how the well-to-do lived at the beginning of the 20th century. The roof terrace with its famous chimney stacks can also be visited. Visit it with the option including Skip the Line Tickets to La Pedrera.
You will then take a guided tour of the Park Güell, an unfinished project of a garden suburb by Antoni Gaudí that was financed by Eusebi Güell. The park brings together all the characteristic features of modernism and the architect's own particular vision (sinuous and organic shapes, integration with nature, broken tile mosaics). UNESCO has declared the park a World Heritage Site.
Güell Pavilions was the first project Gaudí undertook for his patron. It consisted of a group of pavilions that formed the main entrance to Eusebi Güell's estate and was built form 1884 to 1885. His heirs gave part of it to the Royal Palace in Pedralbes. The dragon on the great forged iron gate forms part of a decorative theme based on the mythological garden of the Hesperides.
Between 1885 and 1889, Antoni Gaudí designed and built Güell Palace for Eusebi Güell in Nou de la Rambla, a street in Barcelona. The façade made of white stones uses parabolic arches for the entrance, which was a novelty at the time. The sinuous forged iron bars and the eighteen chimneys which crown the building are of particular interest.
Another notable work of Gaudí is the Sagrada Familia. This unfinished temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full. Avoid the queues with your Skip the Line Tickets to Sagrada Familia.
Your last stop will be at Plaça Reial (Royal Square), inspired by neoclassic French urban architecture. At the end of the 19th century Gaudí undertook two consecutive projects; in one, the central fountain was surrounded by four lamp posts and in the other. there were only two lamp posts. The second project was chosen and today you can see the Fountain of the Three Graces and the two lamp posts designed by Gaudí.
Hotel pick up and drop off
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Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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