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Best of Gaudí: Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour

Modernist gems and Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Família

€29 per person

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€29 per person

€29 per person

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Discover the secrets hidden in the facades of the monumental Sagrada Família.
  • Stroll the Passeig de Gracia, known for its stunning modernist buildings.
  • Learn how Gaudi used his art to achieve extraordinary lighting and acoustics effects.
  • Enter Casa Amatller to discover (and sample!) the fine tradition of Barcelona chocolate.
  • See how buildings used for healthcare, home, and worship combine to create the modern art wonder of Barcelona.
  • Admire beautiful modernist homes like Casa Milá, Casa Batlló, Casa de les Punxes and Casa Macaya.
  • Explore the Recinte Modernista Sant Pau, once a hospital, now the world’s largest art nouveau complex.

What you'll do

Begin your Barcelona architecture walking tour at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the fathers of Catalan modernism. You’ll marvel at this 27-building complex — the largest Art ...

Begin your Barcelona architecture walking tour at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the fathers of Catalan modernism. You’ll marvel at this 27-building complex — the largest Art Nouveau site in the world, which once housed one of the most important hospitals in Barcelona, still in use right up to the late 1990s! 

We’ll stroll along Avinguda Gaudí to La Sagrada Familia, the symbol of Barcelona and the most famous church designed by Antonio Gaudí. Your tour guide will tell you all the secrets of the symbols embedded in the two facades as you view the lovely Sagrada Familia from all angles.

Continue your beautiful Barcelona architecture walking tour in the Eixample neighborhood. You’ll admire beautiful houses such as Casa Macaya and Casa de les Punxes. 

Once in Passeig de Gràcia, famous for its high concentration of art nouveau and modernist buildings, your guide will show you the best historic buildings, including Casa Milá, Casa Batlió, and Casa Lleó Morera. 

You’ll even enter the modernist building, Casa Amatller, to learn about the Barcelona chocolate-making process that began in 1797. And you can, of course, try a taste! End your Barcelona walking tour at the Casa Lleó i Morera.

As our time together comes to a close, you’ll now understand how these incredible buildings, whether used for healthcare, housing or worship, include an attention to detail and graceful design that always shine through. This is what makes Barcelona so beautiful!

Itinerary

  • Exterior of the Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

    The world’s largest art nouveau complex, used as a hospital up to the late 1990s

  • Exterior of the Sagrada Família

    Symbol of Barcelona and Gaudi’s masterpiece, as seen from four different perspectives

  • Passeig de Gracia

    Home to stunning architecture and upscale shops and restaurants

  • Architecture of beautiful modernist houses

    Including Casa Macaya, Casa de Les Punxes and Casa Batlló

  • Casa Amatller

    Where you’ll enter to learn about and sample Barcelona chocolate

  • Casa Lleó i Morera

    A modernist home with award-winning architecture

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Plan your trip

Tickets

Admission to buildings isn’t included, but your guide can give you pointers for visiting inside the various sites on your own.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Tour ending point

This tour ends at the Casa Lleó Morera.

Reviews

Cristina was a wonderful tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and ... even answered questions about the city unrelated to the tour (and gave us a great restaurant recommendation!) It was more like touring the city with new friends versus a stuffy tour.

Darci

Meeting point

We’ll be at the Main Gate of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, at the end of Avinguda Gaudí. Here are the coordinates: 41.411346, 2.174332

FAQs

How much walking is there?

The walking portion of the tour is about 2 miles. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. You can always change your tour 24 hours or more before you tour. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you won’t be able to catch up once it begins. Please keep in mind there are no refunds or rescheduling if you miss the tour.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t expected but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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