No architect in Europe was as fantastical as Antoni Gaudí , the foremost proponent of Catalan modernism. Barcelona is studded with the works of this extraordinary artist, all of which UNESCO now lists as World Trust Properties.
Nothing is more stunning than his Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s best-known landmark, a cathedral on which Gaudí laboured for the last 43 years of his life. Work to complete the landmark cathedral continues still today, and when finished, “The Sacred Family” will be Europe’s largest cathedral. This guided walking lecture tour concentrates on his other three most well known works in Barcelona including La Pedrera (Casa Milá), Casa Batlló, and Park Güell.
Clients will be collected at 9:00 am at your accommodation to start a Gaudí heritage tour by a local expertise guide (4 hours). The tour starts on the Passeig de Gracia with a visit to either Gaudi’s Casa Batlló or the Pedrera with its futuristic roof top and breathtaking views across the city. Your guide will explain the history of these two magnificent Gaudí houses which will help you to understand the architects mind, give you an insight into the by gone way of life and how his influence has shaped many of the buildings you see today in Barcelona. Finally the tour will take you the Gaudi’s most famous Park Güell (by Bus). Tour Itinerary: Passeig de Gracia > Casa Batlló > La Pedrera (inside visit) > Park Güell (inside visit)-La Sagrada Familia. (by bus ). After the tour we will enjoy an amazing lunch at a wine shop in the heart of Barcelona “Spanish Tapas & Catalan wines matching”: (estimated duration 2 hours). Our selected wine shop is placed in the Ribera neighbourhood. In the same area you can visit the gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, the renaissance palaces in the Montcada street and the Picasso museum, among others. After lunch a nice guided stroll by The Wine Colours guide through the Gothic quarter.