|Barcelona, Spain||Sightseeing Tours|
Discover the work of visionary architect Antoni Gaudi in this tour of some of his most emblematic buildings. Learn why these buildings are so extraordinary as your knowledgeable guide tells you all about the symbolism, the structural details and the technical innovations as you explore two of his most important masterworks; Casa Batllo on the Passeig de Gracia and the magnificent Basilica of the Sagrada Family.
Our first stop is Passeig de Gracia. This elegant avenue was built in the late !9th Century and rapidly became the place to live for the city's bourgeoisie. Admire the modernista lamposts and ornate benches and Gaudi's pavement tiles. It is here that two of his most emblematic buildings are to be found: Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera.
We'll go on a guided tour of Casa Batllo. A whole world of surprises and refined architectural details is waiting for you behind the striking modernist façade. The tour includes a visit to the legendary Noble Floor, the attic and the rooftop terrace. Your guide will tell you all about Gaudi's use of symbolism, particularly the sea, in this incredible building that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
Next stop is the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. The Basilica can be seen a synthesis of the great architect's overall conception of architecture. Your guide will point out the richness of detail and explaining its meaning so you can appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full. You will also have plenty of time to stay on and explore the building for yourself. Take a lift up to the top of the towers, visit the crypt and museum and compare the contrasting styles of the Birth and Passion façades.Meeting point:
Plaça Catalunya opposite Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Duration:
3 h approx. Start or opening time:
9am all year round. Languages: