Barcelona, Spain

Modernist Barcelona - The Eixample Quarter

Modernist Barcelona - The Eixample Quarter

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8 tour stops

1

The Sagrada Familia

This astounding church is still unfinished over 130 years since construction started.

16 min
2

Casa Thomas

This building’s pillars and balconies are elegant examples of modernist architecture.

5 min
3

Palau Ramon Montaner

Completed in 1893, this building was originally the private palace of a publisher.

3 min
4

Casa Elizalde

Originally a private home, the Casa Elizalde now serves as an art and music center.

3 min
5

Colmado Murria Concepcio

A mix of the best architecture & food in the city, this deli is a local institution.

4 min
6

Consell de Cent

This road is named for the old city government, which was formed in the 12th century.

3 min
7

Passeig de Gracia & the Manzana de la Discordia

Originally a dirt road, the Passeig de Gracia quickly became a modern thoroughfare.

13 min
8

Casa Mila

Full of sweeping curves, this building is, perhaps, Antoni Gaudi’s finest work.

5 min

Overview

After giving you a tour of the exterior of the celebrated Sagrada Familia church and explaining the true meaning behind it, over the next 4 or 5 hours, depending on how many breaks you take, we'll meander through Barcelona's modern extension and explain how this part of the city came about - and why it could have been even more attractive.

As you walk we'll tell you about the roots of modernisme, the striking architectural style that characterises the Eixample, and show you the best examples of it such as the Casa Thomas and Palau Ramon Montaner. We'll introduce the men who created the style. We'll also tell you about Gaudi himself - his life, his influences and his tragic and avoidable death.

Our tour will take you past many of the other modernist buildings in the Eixample, reveal the details and the thinking behind them including the Casa Mila. And, of course, we'll point out interesting shops and restaurants along the way before we finish in the elegant Passeig de Gracia.

Itinerary 3.2 km / 4:30

Offline map included

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