|Ahead of our trip we booked two walking tours through Rainbow Barcelona Tours (http://rainbowbarcelona.com/), 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.
For more information about Catalan Modernisme Art and Architecture check out this website: https://www.barcelona-life.com/barcelona/modernisme