Gaudí’s minor works
See Gaudi with whole new eyes…
If you are already familiar with Gaudí’s masterpieces and you have become his most devoted fan, now you might be ready now to discover his unknown early works. We are talking about off-the-beaten-path projects that will give you a better understanding of his life, evolution and architecture filosofy.
Our tours are private tours for your party only. No strangers joining your tours.
Get to skip the lines in all museums and sites. Don’t even buy tickets in advance.
In 4 hours we can cover:
Palau Güell (inside recommended)
Streetlamps of Plaça Reial
Casa Calvet (outside)
Casa Vicenç (outside)
Dragon Gate of Pedralbes
Tour duration: Minimum 4h. Extra hours can be added depending on how much would you like to cover.
Transportation: Combination of walking + taxis/subway, or tour with a private driver (recomended).[/success]
Tour is available Mon-Sun.
On Mondays, since Palau Güell is closed, his early works in the Ciutadella Park and the Gardens of the Royal Palace will also be included to compensate.
DID YOU KNOW… That Gaudí also worked outside of Barcelona?
Learn a bit more about the early works of Antoni Gaudí:
Palau Güell. This wonderful mansion owned by the Count Güell is the last minor work before he entered his maturity period. Due to its delicate state of conservation, the capacity is restricted and therefore they don’t allow tourguides to skip lines. In order to include it in our itinerary, we will have to start our tour there and arrive early so we can be first in the line. Inside or outside.
Streetlamps in Plaça Reial. Only one block from Palau Güell, most people never notice these streetlamps, his only public project.
Casa Calvet. A 20min walk across the Old Town (taxi or subway are faster options). His first apartment building before he did Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, might not look much like a Gaudí work from outside, but it’s got some interesting details that are worth seeing. Plus you might want to end the tour here to enjoy a fine Catalan lunch or dinner in the street-level restaurant where they still keep the furniture Gaudí designed for the family business of the Calvet.
Casa Vicenç. Subway or taxi will be needed to get here. This was Gaudí’s very first building, located in the Gràcia neighborhood. You can start seeing there his interest in nature.
Dragon Door of the Güell Real State in Pedralbes. This magnificent wrought iron piece and the pavilions around it are a great summary of his Catalan pride as well as his interest in the classics.
Included on Mondays, or if you book a longer tour:
Small interventions in the Ciutadella Park. During the 1888 International Exhibition he helped designing the Cascade and the Pergola.
Small interventions in the Gardens of the Pedralbes Palace. A very young Gaudí created there a little fountain and a parabolic pergola.
And if you want to really see EVERYTHING…
Torre del Bellesguard. We only recommend trying to include this one if we have a driver or if you book a longer tour, as it’s a private property and even if sometimes they have their garden gate open and welcome visitors, we can’t guarantee we’ll get access and we might only get to see a grasp of it (plus it’s hard to find taxis over there to get back to the city center!). In any case, he also build a viaduct under the street with some columns similar to the ones you can see in Park Güell, and that can be easily visited.