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.