Private Gaudí Tours
Come into close contact
with Barcelona’s most unique and spectacular attraction: its “Moderniste”
Only in fairy tales and children’s books can you find such a fantastic
fusion of colors, shapes, styles, and textures. Though it might seem like
these architects were on hallucinogens, there’s actually a method
to their madness, precision and symbolism underlying the elaborate decoration,
and explanations behind the wild colors and mixed materials. Beware: the
most emblematic modernist buildings aren’t always the ones that
leave the most lasting impressions! Though the most famous ones are all
“must-sees” – no matter how touristy – you should
definitely check out the lesser-known ones as well. Gaudí is just
the beginning! We’ll teach you how to look at a modernist building
and make an educated guess as to whom the architect was.
Let us know how on- or off- the “beaten track” you’d
like your Modernist Fantasy experience to be. Then, kick back and let
us do the work… and enjoy your own, private magical mystery tour.
You won’t need LSD to enjoy this trip; you’ll do it the natural
way, which is fitting since the Modernists themselves were inspired by
nature. Depending on your route, you might travel and dine in the most
natural of ways for any Catalán: by metro, and with a mid-day ‘menú
del día’ (two homemade dishes, beverage or wine, bread, and
dessert or coffee, all for one low price). We often make a stop at the
locals’ favorite ‘gelatería’, where you –
like we who live here – will take a number and wait your turn to
taste the “dulce de leche”, “after eight,” or
The concentration of Modernist architecture in and around Barcelona is
so great, that there is enough to keep you busy for at least a few full
days. Though walking tours are popular, by using a car and driver, or
choosing the full-day option, you’ll ensure seeing as much as possible,
including some of the buildings which are harder to get to, or perhaps
even outside of the city.
There are various ways to enjoy this experience –
let us know which works best for you:
On foot.* Bicycle. Car & driver.
*With us, there’s always a chance that your walking tours will
include rides on the ‘metro’ or other forms of public transport.
If so, this is included in the tour price.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know
exactly what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal
twist on any existing route or guideline!