Explore the modernist architecture for which Barcelona is world-renowned on this Barcelona walking tour.
This Barcelona tour focuses on the Quadrat d'Or or Golden Square area of the Eixample district. This area is quite literally an open-air museum and is an exceptional area of “modernista” Barcelona. Most of the buildings were designed and built at the end of the 19th century and some of the city’s most famous architects including Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and of course Antoni Gaudí, have shaped this fascinating city-scape.
On this wonderful Barcelona walking tour you will see some of the highlights of this area including Gaudi’s unique Casa Mila, the Palace of Catalan Music and the “Block of Discord”.
This Barcelona walking tour is led by an expert guide who will take you on a walking tour of the Eixample District.
You will see many eye-catching and unique designs as your guide explains the concepts and innovation behind the architects experimentation with building types and shapes. These Catalan architects let their imagination run riot. See their work which reflects their vision of a new Barcelona.
The first highlight of the tour is the Palau de la Musica Catalana or the Palace of Catalan Music. This exquisite concert hall which you will see from the outside has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Barcelona tour continues along Passeig de Gracia, this is one of the grandest avenues in Barcelona and contains many examples of Barcelona’s legendry modernist architecture. Your guide will point out some of the most interesting designs including the Casa Antonio, Casa Ramon Casas and Casas Antonio Rocamore.
For many the most interesting landmark on the Passeig de Gracia is Antonio Gaudi’s Casa Mila (also known as La Pedera). This is an apartment complex which is famous for having absolutely no straight lines and the unique design never fails to captivate all who pass by.
Further along Passeig de Gracia you will find the famous “Block of Discord.” Here you will find three unique buildings; Casa Lleó-Morera by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Battlo by Antoni Gaudí. The three buildings, while all stunning, have a very different style and clash with each other – hence the name “Block of Discord.”
Lastly your Barcelona tour takes you along Avenguda Diagonal where you will see Casa Comalat and Casa des la Punxes.
Your Barcelona walking tour ends at Plaza Catalunya.
English-speaking guide: Friday & Saturday
Spanish-speaking guide: Saturday
01 Jun - 30 Sep:
English-speaking guide: 1800h (6:00pm)
Spanish-speaking guide: 1800h (6:00pm)
01 Oct - 31 May:
English-speaking guide: 1600h (4:00pm)
Spanish-speaking guide: 1630h (4:30pm)
Duration: 2 hours
Please make your way to the local activity operator’s office at Calle Balmes, 5, Barcelona to exchange voucher. (The closest Metro station is Universitat).
Please report at the local activity operator’s office minimum 1 hour before the tour start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Plaza Cataluñya.
Wear comfortable shoes on this walking tour.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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