BARCELONA FREE GAUDI TOUR
Everyday at 11.00am, is our Barcelona Free Gaudi Walking Tour. So, journey with us in the upmarket part of town!
Firstly, we meet at the ideal starting point. In other words, the Apple Store on Passaig de Gracia. From there we take you on a trip back to the 19th century. Then, with an experienced local guide you´ll enjoy the wonders of Catalan Modernisme architecture. Above all, you´ll see the life and works of Catalunya’s architectural genius Antoni Gaudi and his contemporaries.
Catalunya. 1850s: a city on the move!
Industry and, as a result, a resurgent Catalan pride leads to the city´s expansion . That is to say, the Eixample district. Moreover a new art form flourishes: Catalan Modernisme.
So, on the Free Gaudi Walking Tour we explore the artistic, social, cultural and political forces that literally shaped the buildings. Likewise, we delve into the detail of the houses of rich industrialists, merchants and chocolatiers . And, furthermore, we uncover their hidden secrets. We also bring to life the amazing stories of their powerful owners. The Casa Milá, Casa Battló and many other fascinating buildings will, without a doubt, surprise you with their unusual designs.
However, you´ll also hear stories of the clash of revolutionary ideologies. For instance, riots and revolts that, consequently, still leave their mark on the buildings to this very day. And lastly,after 1 short metro ride, we end up at Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. During which we finish with an appreciation of this, undoubtedly, unique church famous all over the world. And most certainly, as the symbol of Barcelona.
In short, the Gaudi Free Walking Tour gives you a compelling introduction into this most significant part of Barcelona´s history.
Everyday at 11.00am
Saturday at 2.15 pm
DURATION: Around 2 hours
Outside Apple Store, Passaig de Gracia
Metro Station: Catalunya
THE PERFECT TOUR IF YOU LOVE
Architecture, Art Nouveau, Stories of Belle Époque Barcelona, Visual Arts, Hidden Symbolism and Catalan Mythology.
Amazing tour in Barcelona!
Absolutely amazing! We made a reservation for a tour on Wednesday, and met the tour in the Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona. Our tour guide was Patrick and he was outstanding! He was amazingly knowledgeable and bubbly, he truly made the history come alive and made the tour one in a million. Thank you for a fabulous tour and thank you to Patrick for making this tour a highlight of our holiday. Definitely book a tour with this company, they truly value your time and you as a person, highly recommended!
I’ve been in the walking tour with Carlos “Carlito”, and the guy us just amazing. His passion for Barcelona is what make the whole tour fantastic, he knows every nice single spots there, wich makes It special, because its not only the famous places that everybody knows in the city… Keep up the good work guys! 10/10
The Walking Tour is a Must!
The free walking tour enhanced the overall quality of my experience in Barcelona. Our tour guide, Carlito, educated us in the history of this amazing city, adding perfect balance of history and culture. He also suggested this great place – La Bombeta, where we chilled having nice ‘tapas’.
I would highly recommend it.
Never thought Barcelona was too fun and beautiful like that, the tour guide (mr. Carlitos) was very very nice, attentive to us and professional. I liked a lot the way the things and places was described… I’ll go back for sure more than once BEAUTIFUL BARCELONA 🙂
I’ve got really impressed!
First of all I would like to say that I was not expecting too much from Barcelona, at the first moment, I thought it was just a normal city with “cool” architectures, beautiful girls, amazing weather, good food… things like that. I’m just saying that cause I have been in many places and Rome is still my favorite city. But this guy ”Carlito” changed my whole opinion that I had about Barcelona. Besides being a happy person with a very good energy he had all the answers for our questions. And he really knows how to handle people. I extremely recommend his tour to everyone.
An excellent way to spend an afternoon!
Patrick is a great tour guide!
This is a fairly new enterprise, but Patrick and Carlos have both lived in Barcelona for years and their passion for the city is obvious from the start.
Patrick took us on his Gaudi and Modernism tour which took 2 1/2 hours ending at Sagrada Familia. His knowledge of the subject is huge and his enthusiasm keeps his audience involved and entertained. Even my 11 year old son was fascinated by his tales of dragons and bats and, for a few hours at least, forgot about FC Barcelona and Camp Nou!
Well done Patrick!
“Gaudi & Modernism Tour”
I had so much fun on this tour! The guides are experienced and funny guys 🙂
“Fantastic and insightful walking tour”
Riccardo pointed out a lot of things that the average visitor would never have paid attention to.
“Half Day Walking Tour”
We had the most interesting and informative tour of the new and old part of the city. [..]. We only had a short visit to Barcelona and we really felt like we had seen so much – we all highly recommend Carlos and this company.
Wow, I can not speak highly enough of our guide on the Spanish civil war tour, his knowledge was incredible.
Superó por años luz nuestra expectativa, Riccardo realizó una perfecta mezcla de aporte cultural y entretención, lo que hizo que el tiempo pasara volando sin darnos cuenta. Con mi novia quedamos felices y lo recomendamos al 10000% dado que aunque hubiéramos pasado 20 veces por los lugares, quizás nunca hubiéramos aprendido tanto.
Recorrimos el barrio gótico junto a nuestro guía Francisco , súper dinámico , divertido y aprendimos un montón sobre la historia de Barcelona. Excelente guiada!!!
Después de pasear por las casas modernistas del Paseo de Gracia de la mano de Romy,nos adentramos en el barrio gótico con Carlitos. Había que repetir porque son guías maravillosos, entretenidos y cercanos…aprendimos un montón con vosotros!Enhorabuena!
Hice la visita del barrio del Raval con David y fue increible! A parte de pertenecer al barrio conoce todas las historias y las comunica con gran pasión. Un barrio muy estigmatizado que hay que conocer y vivirlo!!
Excelente el tour de David sobre Guerra Civil! El es un apasionado del tema y te ayuda a entender la complejidad del conflicto