GAUDI EARLY WORKS TOUR

LESSER KNOWN GAUDI BUILDINGS TOURISTS MISS​

Being original means going back to the origins... (an Antoni Gaudi quote)

Are you already familiar with Gaudi’s masterpieces and consider yourself one of his most devoted fans? Would you like to get a deeper understanding of his background and understand better his life, evolution and architecture philosophy? Are you curious to know what was he doing in town before building his top works?

Visiting Gaudi’s top sites is a must, but it will only give you a partial (and maybe even superficial) vision of who the architect was. You can’t really get a complete picture without seeing his early works and learning about Gaudi early life as an architect. But where can you find such youth projects? And more important, where can you find enough information about them so just seeing them adds up to what you already know? Some of such works are not even open to the public, the guidebooks only dedicate them a few sentences and there are no audioguides available either… Let alone the need of going off the beaten path into areas of the city where tourists won’t usually go.

But we are true Gaudi fans, and we understand your eagerness to learn more about him. This is why we have created this tour that will give you the best background of where Gaudi comes from and how he evolved to be the great genius that was going to transform the city of Barcelona. Are you ready for that?

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100% Private Tour

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Skip the Lines

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Half Day Tour

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Walking & Taxi

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Chauffeured Option

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Gaudi Sites

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR OF ANTONI GAUDI YOUTH WORKS

  • Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
  • Discover the hidden gems most tourist don't know they exist.
  • Ask all the questions you want to your personal Gaudi expert.
  • Visit the very first house Gaudi ever built
  • Learn to find clues about Gaudi's political statements disguised in his works.
  • Understand the influence of nature in the Gaudi sites, where others will only see crazy shapes.
  • Explore the Uptown Barcelona away from the beaten path
  • And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR:

DRAGON GATE

(Outside)

Dragon Gate of the Guell Pavilions

TORRE BELLESGUARD

(Inside)

Lamp at the hall of Torre Bellesguard

CASA VICENS

(Inside)

Tower at the rooftop of Casa Vicens
  • TOUR LENGHT
4 hours
Possibility of adding extra hours upon booking.
  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME

Preferred: 10AM
Alternatively: 9AM

  • CALENDAR
AVAILABLE: Tuesday through Sunday in the mornings.
SOME SITES CLOSED:
Afternoons: Torre Bellesguard is closed, so if you can’t tour any other time but the afternoons, this tour can still be done by visiting Palau Güell instead (the mansion Gaudi built for Eusebi Güell down la Rambla).
NOT AVAILABLE: Monday

INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING

ENTRANCE FEES | Not included*

CHARGED UPON BOOKING: Torre Bellesguard (€9/person)

PAID ON SITE (skipping lines): Casa Vicens()

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Our team is small and we can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received.
Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out.

TRANSPORTATION

Walking/taxi option: Taxi rides are not included. Expect to pay €8 to €15 per ride. Taxis typically take upto 4 passengers (3 of you + guide): if you are 4 people or more you’ll need more than one taxi per ride.

Chauffeured option: Mercedes car or minivan for upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver.

PRICING (2020 fees)

TOTAL PER TOUR (not per person)
WALKING TOUR:  €275
CHAUFFEURED:  €570

EXTRA HOURS:
Guide only: €87.50/hour
Guide + driver: €175/hour

LUNCH | Not Planned

This tour does not involve a lunch stop. If you'd like to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour (meal not included).

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* Site ticket costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.
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TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

This tour has been designed for adults with a strong interest in Gaudi’s architecture and background, beyond his famous masterpieces.

If you haven’t visited Gaudi’s top sites yet, we strongly recommend you book our half day Gaudi tour or full day Gaudi tour before taking this tour of Gaudi’s early works.

If your budget is not enough for a chauffeured tour, this itinerary can also be achieved by taxi although it is not as time-efficient and you’ll be spending less time at the sites, depending on how hard it is to find a cab at each new location (and having the taxi driver wait for us won’t make sense since the whole purpose of using taxis is to spare money).

If you are traveling with kids, this tour can be adapted for them although will be more academic and less fun than the Gaudi masterpieces.

If you have walking issues, this tour is OK because it doesn’t involve much walking, except the walk around the Royal Palace gardens (around 30 minutes total, with seating opportunities). However, you must be able to climb stairs to visit Torre Bellesguard.

If you are on a wheelchair, I’m afraid Torre Bellesguard is not adapted as the visit involves several sections of stairs to move from one floor to the next and there is no elevator. However, if you wish we can take you to Palau Güell instead which is mostly accessible by elevator except for the rooftop.

Want a longer tour? Add one to two extra hours to include Palau Güell in your itinerary.

If you want to delve deeper into the personality of the Count Guell and his relationship with Antoni Gaudi, don’t miss our tour of Palau Guell and Cripta Güell.

If you’d love to discover what else Gaudi built outside of Barcelona, check out our Gaudi day trips out of town.

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