Barcelona enjoyed a golden era towards the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries, both artistically and historically, unlike any other European city. This social and industrial apogee, which, together with the disappearance of its old Medieval walls, plus, in modern, urban terms, a massive expansion, led Barcelona to be a true city of architects, as it still is today. The wealthy bourgeoisie filled out Barcelona with new buildings in eclectic or classic styles, though also in a new style, that of Catalan ‘Modernisme’, which became very fashionable.
Antoni Gaudi stands out most, amid many great architects, especially of the ‘Modernisme’ style, for what are now his world renowned works. As a genius he was ahead of his time in many ways. His buildings stand as both technical and artistic milestones of architecture.
Get to know more about Gaudi’s buildings, such as the Casa Batlló, the Temple of the Sagrada Familia or the Park Güell, with an expert guide, who can show you all the artistic and construction features of these sights.
And should you be especially interested, I can take you on a Modernisme itinerary, with all those lesser known buildings of Gaudi, as well as those of the other great architects of that period. You just have to ask me!
City tour of 3 to 4 hours.