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Gaudí & Modernism- a Story!
Living in Barcelona with my Spanish wife and son for 12 years and with over 5 years´experience as a guide I love to share my passion for history, art, architecture and culture of the city. As an actor and storyteller I´ll help you bring the city´s past and present to life: the bloody battles, myths, legends, characters. Yet all with a dash of humour!!
The story of Gaudí and Modernisme.
A story that starts in the 19th century. A story of industrial change; a city's expansion; new, revolutionary political philosophies; a new artistic movement; and the life of it's greatest architectural giant - Antoni Gaudí
Meeting at the ideal starting point outside the Apple store on Passaig de Gracia we delve into Modernism's themes and how they were shown on their buildings: the Casa Battló, Casa Milá, and other houses as well. How the social, cultural and political forces literally shaped the physical appearances of these stunning buildings. We'll also see stories of flamboyant, on the make property developers; tobacco planters on ego trips; a surgeon with a (possible) inferiority complex; families outdoing each other. And dragons. Lots of dragons!
You'll hear of Gaudí: his personality,habits, ideas, methods, and…. what he had for lunch!
Then after a short 2 stop metro journey, we'll arrive at his unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, with an explanation of this unique, beguiling church!
So, on the Gaudí and Modernism: a Story! tour, as a professional actor I will try and weave my story telling skills with my passion for history, connecting all these strands together and hopefully connecting you as well to this phenomenal time.
Thanks and hopefully see you on the tour. Patrick
Children under 18 do not need a reservation
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Passeig de Gràcia, 1, 08007 Barcelona...Passeig de Gràcia, 1, 08007 Barcelona, SpainDirections
1Outside visitAmatller House
2Outside visitMalagrida House
3Outside visitBatlló Etxea
4Outside visitLa Pedrera - Casa Milà
5Outside visitSagrada Família
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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