This walking tour explores the work of the magical architect who single-handedly made Barcelona so unique – Antoni Gaudi, in the early 1900’s. The tour starts at “the apple of discord” – the famous corner where 3 houses compete as Barcelona’s greatest work.
We explore “Passeig de Gracia,” where modern-day Barcelona first started, and we explore Eixample – the template district for the rest of our city – and we explore Gaudi’s main constructions – Casa Batlló, Casa Milà etc.
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Russian speaking guide
Start of the tourCasa Mila
Our tour starts by the Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built from 1906 to 1912.
Next stop Fundacion Antonio Tapies
Constructed between 1880 and 1882, at an early stage of the evolution of Catalan Modernism, the building was the first in the Eixample district to integrate industrial typology and technology, combining exposed brick and iron, into the fabric of the city centre.
Next stop The Apple of Discord
We go on walking down the Paseo de Gracia and stop in the area called the Apple of discord, name due to the fact, that this ares has buildings by four of Barcelona’s most important Modernista architects, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Enric Sagnier, in close proximity. As the four architects’ styles were very different, the buildings clash with each other and the neighboring buildings. They were all built in the early years of the 20th century. The houses are the Casa Lleó-Morera, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner; Casa Millers, designed by Enric Sagnier; Casa Bonet, designed by Marcel·lí Coquillat i Llofriu; Casa Amatller, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; and Casa Batlló, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
Next stop ElBorn
We continue till the end of the famous Paseo de Gracia and entre the fashionable Born area to take a look at the famous Palau de la Musica Catalana, the only concert hall in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by the architect Domènech i Montaner. Funded by public donations, the Palau is one of the most iconic examples of Catalonia’s architectural and musical heritage.
Next StopEl Raval
Leaving the Born, we will cross a world-famous la Rambla Boulevard to stop at Raval. Here we will continue talking about Antonio Gaudi, looking at Palau Guell, a mansion designed by the architect for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell
Tour endsRestaurant La Gavina
Our tour ends at the restaurant La Gavina, where you will enjoy your dinner with a nice view at the Port Vell de Barcelona.