Gaudí & Modernism- a Story!

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Patrick
Registered on October 15, 2020

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!!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

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

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Passeig de Gràcia, 1, 08007 Barcelona...
    Passeig de Gràcia, 1, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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    Outside Apple store.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Amatller House
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Malagrida House
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Batlló Etxea
  • 4
    Outside visit
    La Pedrera - Casa Milà
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sagrada 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).

Tour opinions

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Botar 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
We did the Gaudi and Modernism tour with Patrick; it was simply fascinating! Native English speaking, full of life guide ,bring's a lot of fun and jokes in the whole tour. It was like a great rock concert, as we were going it just kept getting better and better! Patrick also helped us a lot giving extra tips how to use the public transportation sistem. He was very pasionate, you can see that he loves what he's doing. I highly recommend it!
Karen 08 Jun 2024
Highland Park

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Patrick was great. We left on time. Extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Highly recommend
Catherine 07 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Patrick was extremely knowledgeable about Gaudi and Modernism and presented the material with such enthusiasm. I learned so much while having a great time!
Debbie 02 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Patrick was awesome, wonderful information and fun tour. Really deserves more than 5 stars.
Bryce 01 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Patrick was great! He is extremely approachable and friendly. His presentation was highly informative and entertaining. It was the perfect tour to take prior to visiting Sagrada Família. We highly recommend Patrick's tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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