Our Secret Traveller adored this free tour, labelling it "the ultimate way to get to grips with Barcelona's fascinating 19th century Modernist movement". " This thoroughly enjoyable and revealing free tour explores the art, history, literature, music and, of course, one of the most striking things about Barcelona, the architecture of the Modernist movement. With a keen eye on the works of the master, Gaudi, the really excellent and knowledgeable guides deliver a fantastic tour with enthusiasm and passion, revealling many details and secrets and keeping your interest and wonder throughout. Simply excellent, and highly recommended!
On our Free Gaudi Walking Tour you'll learn all about the 19th Century in Barcelona, the most influential city on the Mediterranean coast, welcomed the Modernist Movement with open arms. What began to emerge was the reflection of Catalan cultural values in music, literature, painting, creating, art-nouveau & above all, architecture. The most significant of all, Gaudi. Father of the unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Be enchanted by Barcelona’s beautiful buildings, dive into the history of this fascinating period and meet other travelers with us.
Please note that you need one metro ticket on this tour.
This activity includes:
- Casa Martí
- Casa Battló
- Sagrada Familia
- Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
- Gaudi's Life
- Casa Lleó i Morera
- Modernist Architecture
- The Eixample district
- Casa Amatller
- Casa Antoni Rocamora
- Casa Malagrida
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Steps of the Gothic Cathedral on Pla de la Seu
From the metro stop, L1 - L4 URQUINAONA, walk down Via Laietana street and continue until you see the Cathedral on your right. Turn right onto Av. de la Catedral and continue on, the meeting point is on your left at the steps of the Cathedral in the square of Pla de la Seu.
From the metro stop, L3 LICEU, go straight up on Las Ramblas (direction Plaça de Catalunya) and then turn right on Carrer Portaferrisa. Continue straight until you come onto Av. de la Catedral and continue on, the meeting point is on your right at the steps of the Cathedral in the square of Pla de la Seu.
Buses 17, 45, 120 and V17 take you to Laietana street and follow the directions above.
Upon arrival: Look for our guides with Generation Tours branded light-blue umbrellas, name cards and T-shirts in front of the Cathedral.
Things to note
How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!
IMPORTANT: Look for the guides with official Generation Tours Free Tour BLUE UMBRELLAS at the steps in front of the cathedral!
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travelers & groups of less than 6 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 6+ will incur a set fee and must be booked in advance.
Please note we recommend you bring some water and wear comfy shoes. :)
This tour has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge of €2 fee per person.