At the Gaudí Experience (Gaudí Experiència), visitors learn more about the life and works of Barcelona’s favorite son through a series of interactive touchscreens, unpublished models, and a 4D film that takes you through the city streets to some of the Catalan architect’s most enduring masterpieces. Kids have their own area to explore Gaudí’s architecture.
While you can get to know Antoni Gaudí by seeing his works in person, the imaginative Gaudí Experience offers valuable context for a visit to Barcelona. Choose between a basic admission ticket to the 4D theater, or combine admission with a visit to Gaudí’s Crypt at the Colonia Güell workers’ village. The large multimedia area within the Gaudí Experience is free and open to the public.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Gaudí Experience is a must for architecture buffs and families traveling with kids.
- Because the 4D movie has no narration, it’s suitable for visitors no matter what language they speak.
- The facility is accessible to wheelchairs.
How to Get There
The Gaudí Experience is located steps away from Park Güell. The easiest way to get there is to take the Metro to Lesseps or Vallcarca, or ride the Barcelona hop-on hop-off bus to Park Güell.
When to Get There
The Gaudí Experience is open daily throughout the year, with reduced hours from October through May. The 4D film is screened throughout the day, with the last showing 30 minutes before closing time. Try to visit early to get an overview of Gaudí’s works. It’s also a good option while waiting for your entrance time at the Park Güell monument area.
A Day of Gaudí
You really shouldn’t leave Barcelona without visiting some of Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, and there are several of them. If you only have time to visit one, make it the towering Sagrada Familia cathedral. The panoramic views and colorful tile work of Park Güell are a hit with travelers, and those with a special interest in architecture will appreciate the details of Gaudí’s two residential buildings, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera (Casa Mila).