THE BEST MODERNIST BUILDINGS (beyond the Gaudi works)

100% Private
Half Day
Walking & Taxi
Wheelchair Friendly
Architecture
Customizable

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.

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Barcelona Modernism tour Map

During this Barcelona Modernisme Route you’ll see:

ALWAYS VISITED:

  • 4 Cats café
  • Palau de la Música Catalana, by Domènech i Montaner
  • Casa Calvet, by Gaudí
  • Block of Disagreement (Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló)
  • Hospital of St. Pau, by Domènech i Montaner

CUSTOM PART:

  • A modernist market
  • A Gothic Cloister rebuilt in the heart of the Eixample
  • Buildings by other Modernist artists
  • Modernist shops
  • A modernist apartment inside a shop

TOUR ITINERARY

Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (your location and pace, your main interests…)

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10AM - Meet your guide
10:15AM - Walk
10:45AM - Walk
11AM - Walk
11:30AM - Walk
1PM - Subway or Taxi ride
6PM - Tour ends

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.

If you are want more modernist architecture off the beaten path, check out our tour of the Early Gaudi works, the Palau and Cripta Guell Tour, and the Tour of the Gaudi sites outside of Barcelona.

TOUR SCHEDULE

TOUR LENGHT

4 hours
Possibility of adding extra hours upon booking.

CALENDAR

AVAILABLE: Every day.
SOME SITES CLOSED:
Sunday: Stores and shops are closed.
NOT AVAILABLE: Sunday afternoon.

RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME

MORNING TOURS: Anytime between 9AM and 10AM
AFTERNOON TOURS: 2PM

TOUR AND BOOKING INFORMATION

  • TRANSPORTATION

    Walking tour with occasional taxi or subway rides.
    At least 1 ride of around €10 (not included)

  • ENTRANCE FEES | Optional

    All the sites in this itinerary are seen only from outside, except:
    Hospital of St. Pau (€14/person) – PAID ON SITE skipping lines

  • LUNCH | Not planned

    This tour does not involve a lunch stop. If you’ll need to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour.

  • PRICING (2019 fees)

    €299 – TOTAL PER TOUR (not per person)
    EXTRA HOURS€93/hour

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  • BOOK NOW

    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.

* 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?

Palau de la MúsicaThe 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.

This is why we recommend you plan to visit it on your own instead of during this tour. You can buy tickets here.
Another great option is attending a Spanish guitar or a Flamenco concert one evening.

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REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU

Brian_shipp

We had two private tours of Barcelona on consecutive days. Each tour was outstanding. The first was a modernism tour and the second was a Gaudi tour. Our guides (Marga on Day 1 and Miriam on Day 2) each tailored our tours around items of our interest and worked with the group and the other guide to ensure that our tours were perfect. We were impressed by the advance planning done by our guides. Each guide was an expert on the sights on their tour, but they managed to communicate to a group that (while interested in the subject matter) were total novices in the area. The tour involved a moderate amount of walking (and a couple of cab rides each), but not so much as to make our group weary. We hit all the items of architectural interest. Barcelona architecture during the modernism period is spectacular. Don’t miss this!

Cheweywashere (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

We spent most of our first day in Barcelona with Miriam. She was full of information and lots of fun to be with. We did the Modernism Tour and then walked in the square and had lunch. A great first day in Barcelona.

Kprince1800 (Woodinville, Washington, USA)

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!!!