THE BEST MODERNIST BUILDINGS (beyond the Gaudi works)
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. 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 tour will give you a full understanding of the Catalan Modernisme architecture.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (your location and pace, your main interests…)
IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU?
This 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 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 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.
TOUR AND BOOKING INFORMATION
* Site ticket costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.
CAN WE VISIT THE INSIDE OF PALAU DE LA MÚSICA CATALANA?
The Palau de la Música Catalana can only be visited by joining one of their group tours: if we included it in this tour we’d still have to join one of their group tours and follow the guide around. Our guide could add up a bit to the Palau guide’s explanation, in low whispers not to disturb the rest of the visitors, but you wouldn’t get a private tour of the Palau or be allowed to walk away from the large group.