Our most requested expedition: Gaudi walking tour.
Today we share with you the content of one of our favorite expedition, the BARCELONA & GAUDI walking tour, a perfect start for any Barcelona stay, a great morning discovering the genius of Gaudí and Barcelona architecture.
Throughout the month of August you can continue to enjoy with our Gaudi walking tour, to discover the Modernisme movement in its historical, urban and cultural context. Discover with Barcelona Architecture Walks the most famous face of our amazing city, in a different way!
Along the Modernisme Route, we will trace the sinuous dream path that took Antoni Gaudí from his social concerns to a total absorption with the divine, until he finally became “the last great cathedral builder.”
Our aim is to delve into the architectural essence of the Master and dig deep into his visual power, which is what made him an inspiration for the Surrealists and has earned him the honor of being the Best-Known Spanish Architect.
Our discussion will focus on a set of turning points that include a project in early 20th-century Manhattan, the last commission from his patron, Eusebi Güell, and his first architectural steps with the Sagrada Família.
We will talk about eclecticism and the end of Modernisme, the Crypt of Colony Güell and the Sagrada Família, utopian socialism, positivist materialism, the intellectual bourgeoisie, the Spanish Civil War, anarchism, beatification and deliquescent surfaces.
We will see the Antoni Tàpies Foundation and Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner, Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch, some hidden Eixample courtyards and, of course, Casa Calvet, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà by Antoni Gaudí. We don’t go inside the buildings.
And here you have our Summer tours program.
We have 5 different walks in Barcelona city: 5 urban explorations per week allow us to offer the traveler a polyhedral architectural immersion, beside Custom Tours and all kinds of critical expressions.
BARCELONA & THE MARKET see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles. Every Monday.
BARCELONA & GAUDI a great start to discover the genius of Gaudí. Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday as Regular Walking tour. And Monday and Wednesday as a Private Tour.
BARCELONA & THE URBANISM travel with us to the origins of the modern Barcelona. Every Wednesday.
BARCELONA & THE FUTURE CITY walk through the smart city looking for our Future and discover with us the new Superblock at Poblenou. Every Thursday.
BARCELONA & THE SEA discover Barcelona through its architecture. Every Saturday.
In addition to 5 special tours:
BAW & RCR a full day coach excursion to see the most emblematic works of the RCR studio, awarded with the Pritzker of Architecture 2017.
BCN & LANDSCAPE coach tour of the largest urban parks in Barcelona.
GAUDI & MIRALLES a full day coach tour expedition to the Crypt of Colonia Güell by Antoni Gaudi and the Igualada Cementery by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós.
BCN & MODERNISM 4-5 h expedition, during this tour we will see all the structures of the BARCELONA & GAUDI plus the area of the 1888 exhibition.
BCN & BARCELONA 1929 a tour discovering the projects that were made for the transformation of Barcelona on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1929.
For these 5 special tours contact us here.
Each route is driven by a set of themes and concepts that decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Barcelona. Come and walk with us and live a fantastic experience!!!