Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Christian Heide
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
“Christian is one of the best Airbnb experience guides I have ever had! He was so welcoming and you could tell he loves to share his knowledge about Barcelona, architecture, history – really many topics”, Mallory (Cambridge/UK in February 2020)
Immerse with us into captivating legends from the past that can be seen everywhere in the city once you know them. Understand how architects like Gaudí were inspired by them and left a lasting impact on Barcelona.
Why is there a dragon on the rooftop? Why was a bat decisive in a battle? Where is the House of Bones? What´s the legend behind the Catalan flag? How to put this into the context of the current independence movement?
During this two-hours walk we will make the connection from medieval Catalan history and legends to what inspired Gaudí and other architects when designing the residential buildings along the grand boulevard of Passeig de Gracia. From street pavement to lamp posts – all have a story that we want to tell you!
If you love history brought to life by passionate storytellers and you want to enjoy the intimacy of a small group then this is your experience. After these two hours you will discover details you have not noticed before. See the city with different eyes!
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Meeting Point: Passeig de Gracia 90
Things to know
What to bring
Bring comfortable walking shoes for a walk of approximately 1.5 miles / 2.5 km.
In case of rainy weather please bring an umbrella.
Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend our shared tours. For private tours special arrangements can be made such as hotel pick up.
Private tour guide for a 2 hours walking tour.
Feel like Gaudí: Tour & Workshop
Join this special Gaudí experience! Learn about modernism and the most famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, during a two hours walking tour. Have your personal hands-on experience in a workshop where you will create your own souvenir in Gaudí´s mosaic style.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: starting from 45 Euro per person