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Explore the history of Catalan modernism, an influential architectural movement pioneered by celebrated designers like Antoni Gaudí, during this 2-hour walking tour with a guide in Barcelona. Visit the Quadrat d'Or, also know as the Golden Square, located in the city's Eixample neighborhood, as you learn about the late 19th-century buildings that helped define the movement. As an added bonus you'll also receive 20% off a guided tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana (Music Palace), discounted entrance at Casa Batlló and free entrance at the Museu del Modernisme Català (Catalan Modernism Museum).


  • 2-hour Modernism and Gaudi walking tour of Barcelona
  • Enjoy a guided stroll with a local through Eixample
  • Marvel at buildings by Gaudi and other Modernist architects
  • Make use of free admission to the Museu del Modernisme Català

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona Modernism and Gaudi Walking Tour

Barcelona Modernism and Gaudi Walking Tour

Visit the iconic buildings constructed during the Catalan art nouveau period, designed by such celebrated architects as Domenech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and Antoni Gaudí on this walking tour in Barcelona. Architecture- and art-lovers are sure to enjoy this deep dive into the history of Barcelona and its extraordinary period of Catalan modernism, exploring some of the city's most famous structures along the way.

Start your Barcelona Modernism walking tour at either 3:30 or 6pm depending on the time of year, leaving from the city's Plaça de Catalunya. Those taking the tour in French will leave at 10:30am, while those taking the tour in Spanish will depart at 12pm. Check with the tour operator to confirm your start time. 

Proceed on an in-depth exploration of the wealth of modernist buildings constructed in Barcelona's Eixample district at the end of the 19th century. Among the structures you may visit during your walk are two of Antoni Gaudí's most famous projects, including Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. See the itinerary below for a full list of potential stops.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

excellent guide

Gail L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was very informative. The 2 hour tour was probably 2 or more miles long. He was also enthusiastic. We had a small group of 6.

Jack S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tremendous walk. Finishing at the Gaudi home was spectacular!

Danielle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fun tour. Wish the weather was a bit better. We had a lot of wind that made the microphone hard to hear at time.

Rona F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wonderful, so informative

Mary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our guide was FANTASTIC! He was knowledgeable, articulate and set a pace. This tour is a must as "modernism" only lasted a short while and one can clearly understand why the architecture of Barcelona evolved. This tour is a must do.

Jack J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I had a spectacular experience in Barcelona. The Modernism walk was excellent, the guide was charming and very knowledgeable (I don't remember her name but she was terrific). As an architect the buildings, most especially Gaudi's work, were a joy to encounter, and I am left with fond memories of it all. Jack Jacobson.

Elena Rodica D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Pour un premier contact avec le modernisme catalan (Gausi, Domenech y Montaner) ou pour consolider ses connaissance en la matière, c'est un tour à ne pas manquer. Sur les sites visités, vous recevez des explications complètes et détaillées et des clés de lecture moins connue. Le visiteur est vite conquis! On refera ce tour lors de notre prochaine visite à Barcelonne, car c'était particulièrement enrichissant de point de vue culturel.

Claudia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

our guide was fantastic!!!!
She very well prepared and the 2 houres were passed to fast
muchas grazias!!!!

Nasim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was surprisingly a great tour. We did not have much expectation, we just wanted to get to know a bit on what we should see in Barcelona during our stay. But the tour guide lady was very very knowledgeable and passionate. We learned a lot and got super excited about almost everything.

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