Barcelona Modernism Walking Tour around Eixample District
YOUR PRIVATE EIXAMPLE WALKING TOUR
Because it isn’t all about Gaudi!
Have you seen the Antoni Gaudi structures and want to get a better understanding of the Modernist style and what was going on in Barcelona in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s? Would you like to explore the Eixample District from a different point of view beyond the top tourist sites? Would you like to learn who were Gaudi’s rivals and where their inspiration came from?
The Eixample District is the largest district in Barcelona, the expansion area where the Modernism architecture movement, the local Art Nouveau bloomed. Through this Eixample walking tour you’ll see how Its grid of streets is easy to walk, but there are so many details that you’ll miss on your own. And who has the time to do the research and plan an itinerary that gives you the best examples of what was happening in those times?
If you are curious to discover how Modernism evolved in town and who were the other renowned architects in Barcelona in that period of the history of Barcelona, that Gaudi out-shined, this modernism tour will give you a full understanding of the Catalan Modernisme architecture.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS MODERNISM TOUR OF BARCELONA:
4 CATS CAFÉ (Tour starts) | PALAU DE LA MUSICA CATALANA (Outside) | CASA CALVET (Outside) | CASA LLEO MORERA (Outside)
CASA AMATLLER (Outside) | CASA BATLLO (Outside) | EIXAMPLE GEMS (Custom stroll) | ST. PAU HOSPITAL (Inside)
WHY YOU’LL LOVE OUR BARCELONA MODERNISM WALKING TOUR
✓ Travel 150 years back in time, to learn how the city started expanding.
✓ Get immersed in the bohemian society of the early 1900s.
✓ Hear about Gaudi’s top competitors: Puig i Cadafalch and Domenech i Muntaner.
✓ Discover how Ildefons Cerda shaped the city in an orderly and clever manner.
✓ Visit modernist venues that make part of the locals daily lives.
✓ Find hidden gems… just around the corner from top sites overcrowded with tourists.
✓ An Eixample walking tour off the beaten path.
✓ And much more, in a private walking tour around the Eixample just for you and your party!
- THIS BARCELONA MODERNISM WALKING TOUR RUNS: Every day, except Sunday afternoon.
SOME SITES CLOSED:
Sunday: Stores and shops are closed.
NOT AVAILABLE: Sunday afternoon.
- TOUR LENGHT: 4 hours.
- RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME:
– MORNING TOURS: Anytime between 9AM and 10AM
– AFTERNOON TOURS: 2PM
- WHERE DO WE MEET? Your accommodation or in Plaça Catalunya, your choice.
- WHERE DO WE END? At Hospital de Sant Pau, very close to Sagrada Familia.
- IS THERE A LUNCH STOP? No. You are welcome to book one extra hour to allow for a lunch stop on tour.
- HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? This modernisme tour is mostly walking tour. A taxi or subway ride is needed to get to the Hospital de Sant Pau. Another ride might be needed if we start the tour at your location.
- IS THIS A SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR? Yes! Our guides are licensed and entitled to skip lines and give explanations inside all sites.
REVIEWS FOR THIS EIXAMPLE WALKING TOUR
“Extensive Modernism tour – well done and interesting. Marta was great, knowledgeable and interesting. Don’t miss using this company to set up your tours. Well done!!!”
“We were impressed by the advance planning done by our guide. We hit all the items of architectural interest. Barcelona architecture during the modernism period is spectacular. Don’t miss this!”
TAILOR THIS BARCELONA MODERNISM WALKING TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
This Eixample tour has been designed for adults able to walk, with a strong interest in architecture – specially Art Noveau / Modernism. It’s also great for repeat visitors that want to get a deeper insight of the Eixample district.
If you are traveling with kids, this modernism tour can be adapted for them although if they haven’t been to the Gaudi sites yet you’d rather book a Gaudi tour instead.
If you have walking issues, this tour is mostly walking (around 4km or 2.5 miles) with one taxi or subway ride, and very few opportunities to seat. However, it can be turned into a chauffeured tour with frequent stops: only the 4 Gats café (located in a pedestrian area) and the visit of the Hospital of Sant Pau would require some walking.
If you are on a wheelchair, this Eixample tour is quite wheelchair friendly: even the subway stations are adapted.
If you’d rather have a longer tour, add one or two extra hours for a longer walk around the Eixample district or to visit the inside of the Casa de les Punxes by Puig i Cadafalch, or the Museu del Modernisme – a lovely collection of modernist furniture, paintings and sculpture.
This is a 100% private walking tour, exclusive for you and your party. There is a base rate total per tour (no matter how many people you are), plus a per person rate to cover the entrance fees.
BASE RATE (paid once per tour):
SANT PAU ONLY1.5-HR TOUR
Sant Pau Hospital Only
Licensed Tour Guide
100% walking tour
ABRIDGED TOUR2-HR TOUR
Passeig de Gracia area only
Licensed Tour Guide
100% walking tour
THIS TOUR IS4-HR TOUR
Licensed Tour Guide
Walking & Taxi ride
ADDITIONAL PER PERSON FEES, PAID ON SITE skipping lines:
- Hospital of St. Pau (€15/person)
TRANSPORTATION: The taxi or subway ride to Hospital de Sant Pau is not included. A taxi ride is around €10 and each taxi takes up to 4 passengers (including the guide). The taxi ride from your location if you choose to start this tour at your accommodation is not included either, if needed.
* Costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.