Barcelona’s Art Nouveau: Gaudí and Modernisme Walking Tour
- Discover the genius of Gaudí through a tour of the architecture of Barcelona’s ‘new town’, the Eixample
- Experience the grandeur of the Eixample, home to some of the world's most iconic Art Nouveau (Modernisme) buildings
- Visit over a dozen Modernisme buildings, and delve deeper with a private tour inside of Gaudí's Casa Batlló
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Activity level: Light
Tour leader Killian Driscoll will pick you up from your chosen location, and you’ll start your tour with Killian introducing the walk ahead, and answering any questions you may have. Throughout the walk, Killian will share with you his knowledge of the history and archaeology of the region.
The buildings of Antoni Gaudí are rightly celebrated as emblematic of Barcelona. Working around the turn of the twentieth century, Gaudí was an architect who worked in the milieu of Barcelona's Modernisme movement, Spain's version of Art Nouveau. At the turn of the century Barcelona's 'new town', the Eixample, was growing vibrantly, with dozens of Modernista buildings built by Gaudí and his architect contemporaries such as Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Together, these three architects are known as the Holy Trinity of Modernisme.
During this tour you'll learn about Gaudí and his contemporaries in the Modernisme movement, and visit a dozen or so of the Modernista buildings in the Eixample. You'll experience the grandeur of Barcelona’s turn of the century Eixample, including a private tour of Casa Batlló, one of Gaudí's most celebrated buildings on the famous Passeig de Gràcia.
Midway through the tour, you'll stop at a cafe in Casa Amatller, one of the most famous Modernista buildings, to have a refreshment and enjoy the Art Nouveau atmosphere.