Private Gaudí Tours
Come into close contact with Barcelona’s most unique and spectacular attraction: its “Moderniste” architecture.
A Modernist Fantasy
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.
Discover the greatest modernist architecture Barcelona has to offer by foot or car.
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 grapefruit sorbet.
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
*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 Touring Guidelines 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!