Barcelona Gaudi Tour: Discover Gaudi’s fairy-tale houses

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    The Touring Pandas

    Times and tourism have changed, and our Asian visitors know that. The days of crowded groups are over and now Korean, Japanese and Chinese visitors prefer to travel alone and independently, enjoying more time to be on their own, experience the local atmosphere and take pics out of the crowd. As a young, dynamic and welcoming company we think that the quality of your experience will mark your stay in Barcelona. That’s why we want to be your hosts and we invite you to experience our Barcelona tours in your own language: Korean, Japanese or Chinese.

    • 3 Hours
    • Group size: 12
    • Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona is synonymous with architecture, and if there’s a name that sticks out from the rest, that is Antoni Gaudí. Are you looking for the best architecture in Barcelona? In this small group tour of Gaudí and Barcelona, you will learn about Gaudí’s life and the impact of this genius in the city’s urban landscape. Discover the most amazing buildings with the Barcelona Gaudi Tour in English, Japanese, Korean or Chinese. With our tour, you will gain admission to Casa Vicens and Casa Batlló, two of Gaudí’s must-sees in the city!

    Highlights

    • Learn everything about Gaudi and his one-of-a-kind buildings, Barcelona’s architectural gems
    • Explore the interior of Casa Vicens and Casa Batlló with a fast-track ticket
    • Enjoy a safe and comfortable tour in a small group of up to 12 people in English, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese

    Meeting Point

    Carrer de les Carolines, 20. Outside Casa Vicens.
    Your guide will be wearing a blue cap with The Touring Pandas logo.

    End point

    Casa Batlló. Passeig de Gràcia, 43

    Departure Time

    The Barcelona Gaudi Tour departs daily at

    • 13:30 in Chinese
    • 13:45 in Japanese
    • 14:00 in Korean
    • 14:00 in English
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before

    Duration

    The Barcelona Gaudi Tour lasts approximately 3 hours (2h tour, 1h recommended inside Casa Batllo)

    Price Includes

    • Barcelona Gaudi Tour in English, Japanese, Korean or Chinese
    • Small Group (up to 12 people)
    • Casa Vicens (admission and 30 minutes exploration)
    • Gracia neighbourhood
    • Casa de les Punxes (exterior)
    • Passeig de Gracia
    • Casa Milà (exterior)
    • Casa Batlló fast-track ticket
    • Casa Batlló smart video guide in your selected language

    Price Excludes

    • Admission to Casa de les Punxes
    • Admission to Casa Mila

    Cancellations and amendments

    You can cancel or reschedule the Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour up to 24 hours before departure time. After that, it is non-refundable. In case of force majeure or inclement weather, the guided tour can be cancelled or rescheduled by the Touring Pandas, and the corresponding amount will be refunded.

    Make sure to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure. Latecomers and no-shows don’t get a refund.

    Itinerary

    Meeting point: Casa Vicens

    Our tour starts at the old village of Gràcia. Here you’ll discover one of Barcelona’s best kept secrets until 2017: Casa Vicens, Gaudi’s first house! This house with oriental inspiration was his first project as a young graduate. The colors of the house blend with the surrounding garden, and it served as a prelude of a legacy that would mark Barcelona forever. Admission is included. Our guide will make an introduction to Casa Vicens and then you have 30 minutes to explore Gaudí’s first house.

     

    Gràcia neighbourhood

    After Casa Vicens, you will walk past the Gràcia neighbourhood. In the past, Gràcia was an independent village. But with the big expansion of Barcelona in the late 19th century, it was integrated as part of the city. Today it still keeps an air of a small village and life is quite different at this part of the city with a very strong and authentic personality.

    Casa de les Punxes

    As you may know, Gaudi is considered of the Modernista architecture style. But there are also other architects that contributed to Barcelona’s unique urban landscape! Casa de les Punxes is a great example by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Marvel at this castle-like building and hear the story of the family that used to live behind this imposing facade.

     

    Passeig de Gràcia

    You will then arrive at Passeig de Gràcia, the most exclusive boulevard in the city. We could call this street Barcelona’s 5th Avenue. In the past, rich families started a competition in the area to have the most eccentric facades: that’s why we found such a rich heritage. Listen some local anecdotes while you stroll towards the next Gaudi stop.

    Casa Mila

    Casa Milà is the last work that Gaudí completed in his life. Looking up at this building, you’ll learn some anecdotes – it is now one of the most renowned buildings in Spain, but at first everybody hated it! But now, La Pedrera (the quarry), as locals call it, is one of Barcelona’s must-sees.

    The Apple of Discord

    After some minutes, you’ll arrive at the Apple of Discord, one of Barcelona’s most famous blocks of houses. This is the perfect example of the facade competition that developed in Barcelona during the Modernista epoque. In just a few meters, you’ll spot three of the most beautiful facades in town: Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller and, of course, Casa Batlló.

    End Point: Casa Batlló

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