Barcelona: 3-Hour Gaudí in Context Walk

Barcelona: 3-Hour Gaudí in Context Walk

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Make your way through Gothic Quarter to the Quadrat d’Or
  • Look at the works of some of Gaudí’s followers and rivals, including buildings by Puig i Cadafalch
  • See Gaudí’s work in a new light and contextualize it within the history of the city
  • Walk through parts of Barcelona that you may not have seen before
Take a 3-hour tour through the heart of Barcelona where you will be introduced to the fantastic architecture of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona’s most important architect. Your guide will situate Gaudí's work within the context of Catalan society at the time.
What to Expect
If you are an art lover or a history buff, or if you just love Barcelona, why not opt for a 3-hour walking tour that features the work of Antoni Gaudí. Aside from visiting several of Gaudí’s most important works, your tour will look broadly at how Barcelona expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and became a breeding ground for the modernist movement, eventually giving birth to such luminaries as Miro and Picasso.

You will begin by looking at the history of Barcelona and the growth of the city, introducing the urban planner Ildefons Cerda, whose “enlargement” in 1859 laid out the modern city, much as Baron von Haussman did for Paris. With this architectural context as a backdrop, you’ll make your way through the Gothic Quarter to the Quadrat d’Or, visiting several masterpieces by Gaudí, including the Casa Batllo on the Manzana de la Discordia, and Casa Milá. You’ll also look at the works of some of Gaudí’s followers and rivals, including buildings by Puig i Cadafalch and the fantastic Palau de la Musica Catalana by Lluis Domenech i Montaner.

As you move through the physical city, through history, and through the aesthetic evolution of Barcelona, you will look at how Gaudi's buildings fight against the modern grid and try to neutralize it in a fantastical way that borders on the absurd. You will also learn to see his work in a new light and contextualize it within the history of the city.

It is also possible to include a visit to Parc Guell on this walk when booked privately, which extends the duration to 4 hours (at a higher cost). Parc Guell affords great views over the city and is a major work by Gaudí in its own right. Alternatively, Gaudi's masterwork, La Sagrada Familia, can also be included on privately booked walks. In this case, too, the duration will be extended by an hour, and certain elements of the normal walk excised to accommodate the visit.
What's Included
  • Guide
  • Casa Mia entrance fee
What's Not Included
  • Gratuity
Meeting Point

Please meet your docent in front of the Hotel Casa Fuster, which is located at Passeig de ràcia, 132. This is at the very top of the Passeig de Gràcia.

What to Remember
PRIVATE TOUR OPTION: Please note that a Casa Mia entrance fee must be purchased at check-out for every passenger on this tour. If you do not purchase the entrance fee you will not be able to participate in this tour and no refund will be due.

Context walks can be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancelations within 2 business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancelations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.

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