THE BARCELONA OF GAUDì
If you want to see a colorful and curvy Barcelona, come and discover Gaudì with us. This guided tour will bring you not one but four examples of the great master's genius! Gaudì's four masterpieces now declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Among fairy-tale buildings, mask-shaped balconies, columns that resemble human bones.
- Parc Güell
- Sagrada Familia: external visit
- District of Eixample
- La Pedrera
- Casa Batlló: external visit
- Plaza de Catalunya and port area
- The best gateway into the world of Gaudì is Parc Güell, with all its curves and colors, designed at the beginning of the last century. You can expect fairytale buildings, a mosaic of a giant salamander, forests of columns and house with spiers where the architect himself lived for twenty years.
- But that's only the beginning. In the Eixample district is the church of the Sagrada Família , a gigantic building with an open construction site that is constantly evolving, as even today, decades later, expert craftsmen are still following the designs left by the master.
- Casa Milà, on the other hand, better known as La Pedrera is the master's most mature work and is considered the greatest example of Catalan Modernism. It's a great photo opportunity with its undulating façades, chimneys that wrap around themselves and original cast iron railings that evoke breaking waves.
- The last of the four works on our route is Casa Battló. The exuberance of its façade, like a painter's canvas but where the protagonists are stone, glass and ceramics, is particularly striking.
- On the way back to the ship, we'll pass by Plaza de Catalunya, the commercial heart of Barcelona.
Good to know
- This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.