FREE Gaudi Walking Tour
At 11am, the Free Gaudi Walking Tour takes you back to the 19th century! The story of Gaudí and Modernisme! The life and works of Catalunya’s architectural genius and his contemporaries.
A story of industrial change; a city’s expansion; revolutionary political philosophies; a new artistic movement; and the life of it’s greatest architectural giant – Antoni Gaudí.
Delve into Modernism’s themes and how they ´re shown on their buildings: the Casa Battló, Casa Milá, and other houses . How social, cultural and political forces literally shaped the physical appearances of these stunning buildings. But, also hear stories of families outdoing each other; on the make property developers; tobacco planters on ego trips; a surgeon with a (possible) inferiority complex; and dragons. Lots of dragons!
Hear of Gaudí: his personality,habits, ideas, methods, and…. what he had for lunch!
Then after a short 1 metro journey, we arrive at his unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, with an explanation of this unique, beguiling church!
So, as a professional actor I will weave my story telling skills with my passion for history, the serious and the humourous, connecting all these strands together and hopefully connecting you as well to this phenomenal time.
Thanks and see you on the tour. Patrick
Outside Apple Store – Passeig De Gràcia 1
Metro Station: Plaça Catalunya