Gaudi Tour Barcelona

The Creative Spirit of a Genius

With the Gaudi Tour Barcelona we invite you to explore his masterworks and finish your tour with tapas on a terrace facing la Sagrada Familia

Gaudí Tour-Barcelona CityTellers

Gaudi Tour Barcelona
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Join the Gaudi Tour Barcelona and walk with us through the finest neighbourhoods, discovering the genius of the artist and the creative energy of our city. Discover the hidden secrets of Gaudi masterpieces like La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and the entrancing La Sagrada Familia. Learn about Gaudi’s intense life and immerse yourself in the landscape and spirit of Gaudi’s era when Barcelona was transforming towards cultural avant-garde.

After the exploration, we will enjoy a well-deserved brake. With the Barcelona Gaudi Tour you can relax on a charming and coveted terrace overlooking La Sagrada Familia in which CityTellers has been granted access to. At this relaxing spot we will introduce you to our tapas tradition. Join us for conversation and traditional tapas, paired with quality drinks, including Vermout, a local aperitif made of flavoured wine and served with olives and a slice of orange, a treat you will like to bring home.

This Gaudi Tour Barcelona and our other Sagrada Familia Tour complement each other. The Barcelona Gaudi Tour covers a broader range of his architectural feats around the city and focuses on Gaudi’s life, his time and competition with other great architects. While the Sagrada Familia Tour is a tour specifically focused on the temple and includes a VIP ticket to visit the interior without waiting in the line, so you have time to explore the monument in more depth and the many details and architectural techniques developed to make its construction possible.

Join our Gaudi Tour Barcelona, explore his masterpieces, learn stories that only few locals know and discover the charming tradition of vermouth and tapas while overlooking La Sagrada Familia. Come, join us. We are Barcelona. We are your CityTellers!

More information on what we will cover during the tour

Ronda sant pere n¬ļ11, Barcelona, Barcelona 08010 Barcelona

Operates all year round, Monday to Saturday, except Sept 11th, Dec 24th-26th and January 1st

Monday, Wednesday and Friday starts at 11 am                                   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starts at 3 pm                                 Duration 3h

Plaça Catalunya (Catalunya Square), at the Statue of Macia, near La Rambla. Look for our guides with their orange and black umbrellas. View in Google Maps

Tours are offered in English and Spanish

Includes 5 traditional tapas paired with 2 quality drinks

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31‚ā¨ for children 4 to 10 years old ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Includes tapas, drinks and transportation (worth 27‚ā¨), plus your guide and taxes.

Please reserve in advance the Gaudi tour Barcelona in advance to ensure you have a spot and for us to provide you with detailed information in advance

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Places we'll visit during the Gaudi Tour Barcelona

Passeig de Gràcia: A gorgeous boulevard full of treasures with some of the most spectacular Gaudi buildings and where even the ground tiles were designed by Gaudí. One of the best city strolls in the world.

Casa Milà Barcelona, (La Pedrera): an emblematic Gaudi house that rises up like a massive sculpture carved from a rock. Greatly loved by Barcelonians and visitors, in the early 1900s it represented a radical questioning of accepted visual and architectonic standards.

Palau de la M√ļsica Catalana: A spectacular¬†symbol of Catalan culture, Palau M√ļsica is a concert hall designed by Gaudi‚Äôs professor and mentor Domenech i Montaner and a joyful, highly colourful prelude to Gaudi’s later works.

Casa Calvet: Many visitors miss the opportunity to see the first of the Gaudi buildings, built at the end of the 1800s. CityTellers makes sure you get to see the facade which is rich with symbols and messages.

Casa Lleó-Morera: The response of Domenech i Montaner, Gaudí’s professor, to Gaudí’s work on Casa Calvet, triggered a legendary architectonical rivalry that ultimately resulted in a city full of modernist masterpieces. The building’s facade is like a book, where every detail speaks of its owners and the vibrant Barcelona of the early 1900s.

Casa Amatller: Built by another of Gaudi’s competitors, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, its facade was made to impress and is full of details and displays of power and wealth. Cadafalch was a firebrand artist and philosopher who joined the fight for recognition as the best architect with this gorgeous building of perfect proportions.

Casa Batll√≥:¬†our Gaudi Tour Barcelona continues to this astounding Gaudi house and an outright response to the previous works of his rivals on Casa Lle√≥-Morera and Casa Amatller. Lokated on¬†the same street as these two buildings, Gaudi created a fairytale in stone where even the roof is shaped like a dragon with tiles as its scales. This work culminated in what is called ‚ÄúLa Mansana de la Discordia‚ÄĚ, or The ‚ÄúCity Block of Contention‚ÄĚ, because of the number of masterpieces built side-by-side and the fierce rivalry among their architects.

La Sagrada Familia: The unfinished but nevertheless astonishing temple, Gaudi’s enormous Cathedral was his greatest ambition and is the symbol of our city. Symbolism, spirituality and nature converge in this magical monument. We will explore the history of Sagrada Familia, the stories behind its many details, the unique innovations Gaud√≠ devised¬†to make it possible and his exceptional life and¬†personality.

Tapas Time: Our tour finishes on an elegant terrace facing La Sagrada Familia, where we will enjoy a relaxing break for tapas, drinks and conversation.

Testimonials

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Just went on the Gaudi Tour Barcelona with tapas and vermouth. It was fantastic! This guy Jordi didn’t hesitate… He knew his stuff and made this tour insightful! Sagrada Familia was amazing and he explained so well the obsession of Gaudi! Vermouth and tapas at the end made a difference. Definitely glad we went with Jordi.

Guilherme Pires, 45 São Paulo, Brazil

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We arrived to Barcelona at 10 am and having wandered around, we were wondering where to start our sightseeing. By pure chance we saw the CityTellers Orange and Black umbrella in Catalunya square. Ended up on the Gaudi Tour Barcelona with Claudia’s group. Apart from imparting information on Gaudi works, she made the tour amusing and showed interest in us all. The tour even included a light tapas meal on a lovely terrace and she explained how to eat them. An enjoyable, informative three hours. Thanks Claudia.

Tara Krimpen, 32 Arnhem, The Netherlands

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Gaudi Barcelona Tour

The name of Gaudi is nowadays known worldwide, especially since the XXV modern Olympics that took place in his favorite city, Barcelona. This has led to the proliferation of the typical Gaudi tour.

Gaudi Barcelona tour

What kind of Gaudi Barcelona tour would we recommend? The options are very diverse in terms of routes, Gaudi Barcelona buildings visited and associated activities. As a first recommendation, we believe to be essential to perform the Gaudi Barcelona tour with a native guide who knows the idiosyncrasy of the city as well as moving around it.

Gaudi Barcelona Tour

As we have said before, it is essential for a Barcelona guide to be native and to have a good general knowledge of the city of Barcelona. In this case, however, you need to ask for much more from a guide. In the specific case of the Gaudi Barcelona tour, a deep knowledge of the artist's architecture is required, as well as the metaphors used by him in all his work, always loaded with both religious and probably Mason symbolism.

Gaudi Barcelona Tour

We have to think that although it is true that Gaudi was a man advanced to his time in many aspects and an eccentric, he never ceased to be a fervent believer of the Catholic faith as can be shown by the association of certain modernist buildings with ideas or stories related to that faith. A clear example is the Casa Batllo, which despite not being a religious building, contains references to the history of Sant Jordi, wich is the patron of Catalonia and a great defender of Christianity. Another essential component of Gaudi's architecture is the resemblance of forms of his buildings to nature. This is also visible on both the facade and inside when you do the interior tour of Gaudi designed, but only an expert guide is able to explain in detail the meaning of each part of the set. It should be noted that the Batllo house is located in the block of discord, one of the key points of the Catalan modernism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as it houses buildings such as the Amatller house, the previously mentioned house Batllo and the world- famous Pedrera or Casa Milà. La Pedrera is one of those points that we can’t be missed in any way and that should be included in any Gaudi Barcelona tour. As we mentioned earlier it is in the block of discord and would be recommended to interested people to make sure the tour goes through this amazing place to gather information about Gaudi and the catalan modernism as well. We therefore believe that it would be a good idea to start at this point and then go to other places with outstanding Gaudi Barcelona buildings such as the great modernist basilica of the author and the buildings commissioned by the well-known Catalan bourgeois family of the Guell, who were friends of both the Architect as well as the well-known poet Jacint Verdaguer wich is with Gaudi a great sample of that creative spirit Barcelona has to offer. Relay on us to guide you on your tour Gaudi Barcelona and discover what Gaudi house can offer you. We are your city tellers in barcelona, we are Barcelona city tellers!

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