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Barcelona Gaudí & Modernism Tour

Discover the life and works of Barcelona’s beloved Antoni Gaudí

ABOUT THE Barcelona Gaudí & Modernism Tour

This 3-hour Gaudí and Modernism walking tour covers all the main sites of Antoni Gaudí and his work. Visit the Eixample district, hear about the Modernism movement and, of course, see the world-famous Sagrada Família. During this tour we dig deep into the roots of the movement and explore the social unrest and political issues that the glossy guidebooks ignore. The result is an unforgettable portrait of one of the world’s greatest cities and a tribute to some of its most talented designers.


Your Gaudí and Modernism Tour starts by the Jaume I metro exit and finishes in front of the Sagrada Família.


Gaudí's major masterpieces

Your expert local guide will take you on a tour of the must-see sites related to Gaudí in Barcelona. Millions come from around the world to see the famed Sagrada Família, but in fact, Gaudí’s stamp of genius is all over the city. Visit the stunning residential building Casa Milá (La Pedrera). See the Casa Batlló, adjusted by Gaudí from conventional house to masterpiece. As you stroll through the Eixample district, you’ll see works not only of Gaudí, but also of other stars of the Modernism movement.

The spirit of a generation

Much of Gaudí's genius can be attributed to social upheaval and the political issues of the time. On this walking tour, your expert guide will not only show you Gaudí's Barcelona masterpieces, but will also tell you about major events that impacted him, like the Tragic Week, when the Spanish Army clashed with Barcelona’s working class. You will need this background to fully appreciate his genius and the Zeitgeist of when he developed his creations.

The intriguing life and tragic death of Antoní Gaudí

Don’t just see the sites – hear about the life and genius of the man himself, including his poor health as a child, his devout Catholic faith and strict vegetarianism, unorthodox working style (he rarely drew complete plans), and of course, his tragic death.


2:30 PM
2:30 PM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Entrance to the Sagrada Família
  • Transportation
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You will need to purchase a single metro ticket to join this tour
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Your Barcelona Gaudí & Modernism Tour starts just outside the Jaume I Metro Exit in front of Hotel Suizo


  • Discover Gaudí's life, death and life's work
  • Marvel at the world-famous Sagrada Família
  • Be introduced to the stars of the Modernism era
  • Visit other Gaudí masterpieces like Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Stroll down the Passeig de Gràcia and through the Eixample district
  • See Casa Lleó-Morera
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What is a Select Tour?


Select Tours focus on a particular area or district of a city, a certain aspect of its history or culture, or take you outside the city on a day trip. Select Tours are perfect for those who have enjoyed an introduction to the city and wish to delve deeper into the stories the city has to offer. These tours often venture further afield and make use of local public transport.

As with the Free Tour, Select Tours are provided by local freelance guides in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, who bring their personal flair and expert knowledge to these specifically themed tours. Select tours have a fixed ticket price - we recommend purchasing your ticket in advance, either during a Free Tour or online.

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