A trip through the magic of an artistic movement: Barcelona & Modernisme!
Today we want to talk about one of our favorite Special walking tours, Barcelona & Modernisme, Gaudí is probably the most representative of all of the modernist architects, but this trip will take beyond his most famous works to discover the origins and all the details concerning this artistic movement.
The reintroduction of nature inside the industrial city, the symbolism of Catalan tradition and the mysticism involved in it were used as guidelines towards a new architecture, driven by the bourgeoisie in Catalonia. We will get between curvy iron shapes, petrified plants and animals framed by colorful tiles and bricks that will take us to a magical world.
We will see some of the first examples of Modernism in the 1888 Exposition in Parc de la Ciutadella that permitted the demolition of the former Citadel, as well as places such as “Els Quatre Gats” where the precursors of Modernisme gathered to spread the ideals of the movement to every artistic medium. We will discover the first works of Gaudí and see how he took the Modernisme movement to its highest level of excellence through his most eclectic masterpieces such as the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.
We will see the works of other masters through their most relevant works such as Domenech i Montaner’s Palau de la Música and Casa Fuster, Valeri’s Casa Comalat, Puig I Cadafalch’s Casa de les Punxes and many more.
And here you have our Spring tours program:
BARCELONA & GAUDI a great start to discover the genius of Gaudí. Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday as Regular Walking tour. And Monday and Wednesday as a Private Tour.
BARCELONA & THE URBANISM travel with us to the origins of the modern Barcelona. Every Wednesday.
BARCELONA & THE FUTURE CITY walk through the smart-city looking for our Future and discover with us the new Superblock at Poblenou. Every Monday.
BARCELONA & THE SEA discover Barcelona through its architecture. Every Saturday.
BARCELONA & THE MARKET see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles. Every Friday.
In addition to 5 special tours:
BAW & RCR a full day coach excursion to see the most emblematic works of the RCR studio, awarded with the Pritzker of Architecture 2017.
BCN & LANDSCAPE coach tour of the largest urban parks in Barcelona.
BARCELONA & HIGHLIGHTS a tour designed to last 4, 6 or 8 hours discovering Mont Juic, the Mies van der Rohe pavilion, the gothic quarter, the Santa Caterina Market, the famous city block known as the “block of discord”, as well as the Pedrera by Gaudi.
BCN & MODERNISME 4-5 h expedition, during this tour we will see all the structures of the BARCELONA & GAUDI plus the area of the 1888 exhibition.
BCN & BARCELONA 1929 a tour discovering the projects that were made for the transformation of Barcelona on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1929.
For these 5 special tours contact us here.
Each route is driven by a set of themes and concepts that decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Barcelona. Come and walk with us and live a fantastic experience!!!