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Art nouveau discoveries
MODERNISME AND MODERN-DAY LIFE IN A SINGLE DISTRICT
The Eixample, the district created around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, is a Mecca for fans of Modernista (or Art Nouveau) architecture, unique in the world. It is more than just Gaudí, its most famous exponent. This area, and the Eixample Dreta in particular, is full of gems designed by other architects. During this tour we focus on lesser known, more unusual buildings and creations which house flats, pharmacies, shops, bars, markets, etc.
We will give you an overview on how Modernisme (and the Eixample) developed and how it reflected the Catalans' search for identity. We have a closer look at diverse interweaving building materials and certain lightweight structures used at the time. You will witness how they reached the perfect symbiosis between interior and exterior, how the total artwork becomes organic and gives the sensation of being almost alive; fuel for imagination, letting your sense free!
An eclectic style of architecture that looked to the past for inspiration and united art, craftsmanship and spirituality. Or as Gaudí used to say: “a radical new way of being radically old”.
Also here, no insight into the area would be complete without the occasional drink, cake or tapa on the way.
Districts covered: Eixample Dreta + a smaller part of Eixample Esquerra.
(We don’t go to Casa MiLá or Batlló as they are pretty easy to visit by yourself - if you do prefer to visit the classical sites with a guide that is possibe as well though-classical Gaudi tour).
At the corner of Carrer Consell de cent and Carrer Girona right in front of the metro exit of Girona.
Every day except Sunday from 10 to 2 or from 4 to 8
€ 26 per person for groups of 4 and more. For groups of less then four: €104. On request a private tour is possible; for prices, contact us! Whenever possible we combine separate smaller groups to form groups or 4.
Please phone during office hours or e-mail us as soon as possible- tours need to be booked in advance ; last minute bookings are not always possible. The groups are limited to a maximum of ten. The tour can be given in English, Dutch , Spanish, French, German, Italian.