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Modernism and Gaudí Free Walking Tour

  • Barcelona
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Secret City Tour

Secret City Tour is made up by a group of passionate travelers and history enthusiasts who are keen to share their love for Barcelona with you. We are a growing company that stands out for its energizing spirit and fresh ideas. We are excited to make your tour with us the highlight of your stay in Barcelona. Hopefully this experience will turn into a wonderful memory that yo... More »

Secret City Tour is made up by a group of passionate travelers and history enthusiasts who are keen to share their love for Barcelona with you. We are a growing company that stands out for its energizing spirit and fresh ideas. We are excited to make your tour with us the highlight of your stay in Barcelona. Hopefully this experience will turn into a wonderful memory that you can cherish for many years to come. We are eager to tell you about the amazing stories and secrets that are hidden in the place we proudly call our home.

About the tour

Expect to be blown away by the most unique architecture works of art and by the intriguing stories behind them. It is hard to understand Catalan Modernism without observing the shapes, exuberance and playfulness that characterizes this movement. You will be amazed as we walk you through the less obvious details that these beautiful constructions hide.

Understand the implicit representations and symbolisms of the creators, the fundamental role of nature, and the importance of functionality in these buildings. Learn about the curiosities of the burgess families that once inhabited these magical constructions. Finally, discover the forces that inspired Gaudi’s original work as you learn about his particular lifestyle and character. It doesn’t matter if you’re an architecture fan or if you simply want to enjoy a walk around Barcelona’s most beautiful streets. Everyone is welcome.

Highlights of the Modernism and Gaudí Tour:

- Gaudí's life and work

-The birth of the Eixample District

-The famous Sagrada Familia

-The charms of Paseo de Gracia

-The Block of Discord

-Casa Lleó i Morera

-Casa Batlló

-Casa Ametller

-Casa Milá

-The Catalan Renaissance...and much much More!

Our free-tip-based tours, allow our guests to participate in these exciting experiences, without a set fare. When the tour ends, you set the price by rewarding the tour guides with what you believe the tour was worth. This model ensures the high quality of the experience, by keeping our team members and participants motivated. We do encourage you to make a free booking in advance, to ensure your space! Don’t miss out!

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of Banc De Espanya (In Plaza Cataluña). You will recognize us by our blue T-shirts.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 113

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Mariana Belén Cantero Balle

3 hours ago

Muy buena información brindada por el guía

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Antonio

1 day ago

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Martin

2 days ago

Entretenido y bien explicado, muy recomendado

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Response from Secret City Tour:

Hola Martin! Muchísimas gracias por tu review! nos alegra mucho que hayas disfrutado el tour.
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Prabhakar

3 days ago

Great tour. I got a chance to learn so much about the history that I would not have without the guide.

As i did not have much time to understand every aspect in a short amount of time, the walking tour was very beneficial

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Response from Secret City Tour:

Hey Prabhakar! Thank You very much for your review! Our FREE tour is a must in Barcelona, but especially if you don't have much time in the city!. It makes the magic happen. Thank You, we are glad you enjoy it!
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María Eugenia

3 days ago

Pasamos un rato inolvidable recorriendo la Barcelona de Gaudí, de la mano de su genialidad admirable y de nuestro guía, Julián, que supo transmitirnos datos, anécdotas e impresiones de un modo ameno y motivador. Recomiendo el tour ciento por ciento. Gracias, Julián, por tan linda experiencia.

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Response from Secret City Tour:

Hola Maria Eugenia! Muchísmas gracias por tu review! Barcelona es una ciudad increible, pero es todavia mas increible si sabes de donde viene, sus historias y secretos. Julian es un gran guia y se encarga de que no quede ningún cabo suelto. Muchísimas Gracias!
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Snehal

5 days ago

I signed up for the Modernism and Gaudi Free walking tour. Julian (our guide) was amazing! We were only 3 of us and he still took us on a tour. It was close to 3 hours and Julian helped us understand the rationale behind the rise of moderism, the works of Gaudi and shared fascinating stories from that era. He is very patient and detail oriented, and took time to answer all our questions and really made us think. I have a whole new appreciation for Gaudi’s work and a much better understanding of his style, his values and his inspiration, all thanks to Julian. At the end of the tour, he even gave us some tips on very cool local things to do (including a local pub with no-frills Flamenco show). Be sure to ask him! A must do.

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Response from Secret City Tour:

Hey Snehal Wow, thank you for this amazing review! This is the whole point of our job! We are in love with history and the stories that it tells, everything makes sense and it shows their real colors if you know where it comes from, the historical background and its main characters. We are very proud to call Julian our Guide, he is a great guide but he is even a better person. We really appreciate that you took the time to make a review like this one. Thank You, really. The Secret City Tour Team.
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