Valencia - City tour in Barcelona
Private transfer to the train station to take the high-speed train to Barcelona. Today we will explore this vibrant city. In the afternoon, Barcelona guided tour “Gaudi’s highlights”
Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, worked and lived. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures in Barcelona for the discerning traveler to discover. Today, we invite you to enter Gaudi's world of fantasy and geometry by visiting some of his masterpieces.
Your art historian, an expert guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel for an introductory walking tour of 4hrs to discover the most exceptional works of Gaudi.
This artistic tour of Barcelona starts with a guided visit to the exterior and the interior of the Sagrada Familia church, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, and Barcelona's most famous landmark. Next, you will discover Gaudi's unusual Park Güell, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and an exceptional piece that unites nature and architecture like no other.
In 1900, Gaudí was given the assignment of designing Park Güell. Güell understood better than any of his contemporaries the meaning of Gaudí’s architecture and the relationship between the two men was not simply that of an artist and his patron, but a real story of friendship.
The tour will end at Passeig de Gràcia where you will get an introduction to the distinct façades of Gaudi's famous houses, Casa Batlló, and Casa Mila “La Pedrera”. You will also admire some other interesting modernist apartment buildings on the same promenade.
You will have the rest of the afternoon & evening free to enjoy at your leisure.
Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain's Catalonia region. Located at the Mediterranean sea on the very north of the Spanish coast, it is certainly the most cosmopolitan and economically active city in the country. Barcelona has always proved its will to be modern, to follow the latest international trends, or be ahead of them, especially in its architecture, which so well reflects the general approach to life in this always pulsating city. Barcelona has an ancient history too, and there are monuments of the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods but what most defines its character is all that has been built over the last 100 years. Barcelona has been a center of Modernist architecture and is especially distinguished by the works of the genius Antoní Gaudí who, together with his great contemporaries, gave new and exciting looks to it, and managed to remain at the peak of modernity since then.
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