Barcelona Modernist Walking Tour

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Architecture, Barcelona, Buildings, Europe, Modernism, Spain

Barcelona Modernist Walking Tour


November 2018

Ahead of our trip we booked two walking tours through Rainbow Barcelona Tours (, a LGBT owned and operated company in Barcelona. Our personal guide, Manu, met us at our hotel, The Hotel Casa Fuster, located on Passeig de Gràcia, at the outer edge of the Eixample district. Manu gave a great orientation to the Catalan modernistic architecture movement, pointing out its three distinguishing characteristics; historically derived elements, reflection of nature, and preference for curving rather than straight lines. Our first stop was a well-known Gaudí-designed apartment building, Casa Milà or La Pedrera, followed by a short walk down Pg. de Gràcia to view a block of other Catalan modernist buildings, all originally designed as private homes on the first floor (to USA folks that would be our 2nd floor) with other apartments above. We finished the tour at the famous Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.


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Gaudí's La Pedrera (Casa Mila) exterior.

La Pedrera balcony detail.

Casa Lleó Morera by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. We voted this one as the most livable. It received the first award for Catalan Modernist Architecture by the city of Barcelona. Apparently, Gaudí's designs were considered a bit too out there!

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La Casa Batlló, another Gaudí residence.

Casa Amatller, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The most symmetrical of them all.

Our fun troupe in front of La Sagrada Familia at the end of our tour; left to right, Steven, Kevin, & Manu our guide.


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