This is a sample itinerary for our Private Barcelona Modernism Tour.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (your location and pace, your main interests…)

10AM

4 GATS CAFE

First contact with the city

10.15AM

Meet your guide at your location and head to the Old Town, where in a side alley survives the Café where everything started. Learn about the first generation of Barcelona artists that started bringing the latest trends from Paris and introduced the Impressionism and the Art Nouveau in town. Hear about Santiago Rusiñol, Raimon Casas and his peers, and about a very young Picasso that used to hang out there, too.

PALAU DE LA MUSICA CATALANA

Absolutely Gorgeous

10.30AM

Not far stands out a magnificent concert hall designed by the prestigious Domènech i Muntaner for the choirs of the local working class. Hear about the industrial revolution and how it was closely connected to the development of the Modernist style.

This building is only seen from outside.

CASA CALVET

Early Gaudi

11AM

Not many people are aware that Gaudi built another apartment building in the Eixample District, besides Casa Batllo and Casa Milà. Learn about Gaudi’s origins and his early works, and gain enough background to understand better his evolution into become the great master he was going to be.

BLOCK OF DISAGREEMENT

The three masters

11.15AM

Next your private tour guide will take you to the Sagrada Família Church, Gaudí’s Masterpiece, where he worked the last 43 years of his life until his death in 1926. Still a work in process, it’s scheduled to be completed by 2026-30 approx. Yet the inside is the most breathtaking place you’ve ever seen!

RAMBLA CATALUNYA, PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA AND BEYOND

A custom stroll

11.45AM

The Eixample hides many exceptional examples of how Modernism got integrated in the local life. Depending on your interests, your guide will figure out a custom itinerary to include those places that will interest you the most.

Maybe it’s how the iron architecture was the perfect solution to cover local markets. Maybe it’s 100 years old modernist shops such as pharmacies and cafés. Maybe it’s a Gothic Cloister that was moved from the Old Town and rebuilt in the Eixample district. Maybe it’s more modernist architects, some of them not even mentioned in the guidebooks but a very important part of the local landscape. Maybe it’s a modernist apartment now located inside a fashion store.

Discuss with your guides what sounds more appealing to you, and get ready to see Barcelona from the eyes of a local.

12.45PM

HOSPITAL OF SANT PAU

A pioneer of its time

1PM

A quick 3-stop subway ride (it’s faster than a taxi, but we can use taxis if you prefer) will take you to the Hospital of Sant Pau, now open as a tourist site but functioning as a Hospital until 2009. Despite its large dimensions, it is still a hidden gem that most Barcelona visitors will miss… and what a shame to miss it! You’ll be surprised at the ingenious solutions that the architect Domènech i Muntaner incorporated in his project, and its beautiful decoration will leave you in awe.

2PM

At the end of the tour you can choose to stay longer inside the modernist enclosure of the Hospital on your own to take more pictures, or maybe have a few tapas or a drink in its modernist café. Or if you prefer, your guide can give you recommendations for lunch, or give you directions or help you getting a cab back to your hotel.

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