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Gaudi and Modernismo

Destination(s): Barcelona

Your day will be busy, but you'll get a full range of modernist art and architecture from the outside. If you have more time in Barcelona, divide this itinerary into two days visiting the sites on the inside and out. The focus will be Antoni Gaudi's work, but you'll have the chance to see some other modernists along the way. read more about Gaudi and Modernismo

Parc Güell

Parc Güell

  • carrer d'Olot
  • tel:+34 93 317 39 74
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08024

One of Barcelona's greatest attractions and one of the few that are absolutely free, is Gaudi's incredible Park Guell. Get anywhere near the Vallcarca stop on the green line and you'll see tourists lumped together, maps in hand, asking locals for Park 'Guay'. Designed and built by Gaudi between 1900 and 1914, this spectacular mix of garden, park and architectural dream is a small oasis within Barcelona. From the mosaic benches, to the meticulously tiled rooftops, Park Guell is both fascinating as it is serene. One of the best places to spend a sunny day, the park is a great place to listen to music, enjoy a few copas of vino or just relax with a good book. read more about Parc Güell

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

  • carrer de Mallorca 401
  • tel:+34 93 207 30 31
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08013
Avinguda Diagonal

Avinguda Diagonal

  • avinguda Diagonal 1
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Barcelona, 08021
Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)

Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)

Casa Comalat

Casa Comalat

Casa Milà

Casa Milà

  • passeig de Gràcia 92
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08008

The Casa Milá is a fine example of Modernism, which is Cataluña's version of Art Nouveau. Organic and flowing with images of nature at every turn, this is one of Gaudí's many masterpieces. The sea comes to mind with the curving balconies perhaps lined with wrought iron kelp. The octagonal tiles inside forming starfish and other sea shapes are also used along Passeig de Gracia's sidewalk, the street on which the Casa Milá sits. The building is held up by pillars and not by supporting walls creating a greater flexibility in design especially in the façade's windows. The rooftop could be the icing on the cake with its chimneys shaped like medieval warriors with helmets on. Everything practical is turned into art. While the Casa Milá was one of Gaudí's last secular buildings, there are still inscriptions of Ave María in Latin demonstrating the architect's strong religious self. read more about Casa Milà

Hostal de la Rita (L')

Hostal de la Rita (L')

  • Carrer D'Aragó 279
  • tel:34 93 487 2376
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

  • Passeig de Gràcia 43
  • tel:93-488-06-66
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller

  • Passeig de Gràcia 41
  • tel:93-216-01-75
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Casa Lleó Morera

Casa Lleó Morera

  • Passeig de Gràcia 35
  • tel:+34 93 488 0139
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Barri de L'Eixample

Barri de L'Eixample

  • passeig de Gràcia 1
  • Barcelona, 08007
Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya

  • passeig de Gràcia
  • (Ronda de Sant Pere)
  • Barcelona, 08002

If coming to Barcelona, you have to frequent Placa Catalunya. One of, if not the most popular plaza in Barcelona, this 5000 meter square is the cross roads between where the old city and the new city meet. Sitting at the top of the Gotico and Raval and leading into the Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods, Placa Catalunya is not only a landmark but a gathering point for locals and tourists alike. Hosting outdoor, free concerts and celebrations, Placa Catalunya is right next to El Corte Ingles, FNAC and an abundance of other popular shops and cafes. There's always something happening in the plaza, even if it's just hippies sitting and playing guitar while children run around screaming, it's never dull. read more about Plaça Catalunya

Els Quatre Gats

Els Quatre Gats

  • carrer de Montsió 3
  • tel:34 93 302 4140
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial

  • rambla dels Caputxins
  • (La Rambia)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002