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Gaudí & Barcelona Legends

Barcelona, Spain

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Experience hosted by Christian And Michael

2 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in German, English, Dutch

What you'll do

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 roof top? 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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We can also host bigger groups than 6 - just let us know.
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 roof top? 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…

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Meet your host, Christian And Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 91 Reviews
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When coming to Barcelona more than 8 years ago we developed a passion for its architecture, rich history and the many legends that can be found all over the city. Turning passion into profession we became tour guides specialising in Gaudí and historic walking routes. Join our enthusiastic story telling! Discover The Barcelona Feeling!
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Where you'll be

The walk will start at the last residential building designed by Gaudí: Casa Mila. Following Passeig de Gracia down towards the historic center we will pass Casa Batlló & the Block of Discord (Casa Amatller, Casa Morera). The tour continues through medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and El Born. Along the way we will explain more historic buildings. The tour finishes at the Palau de la Música – the famous Modernist concert hall.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 91 reviews.

Klaus
October 2020
Ich hatte bereits am Tag vorher eine Supertolle Tour durch Barcelona mit Christian, der mir die Geschichte Zusammenhänge und Legenden so lebhaft erzählte, dass ich gleich die nächste buchte. Es war wieder ein unvergessliches Erlebnis, dass man glaubte Gaudi und Güell steckte in ihm. Ein tolles highlight bei dieser Führung war das Schokoladenhaus von Amatller, wo wir dann eine echte, leckere leicht dickflüssig heisse Schokolade genossen. Diese Tour baute auf die erste auf, sodass man noch mehr verinnerlichen konnte. Man sollte unbedingt seine beiden Touren buchen, um später in Errinnerungen schwelgen zu können. Barcelona hat mich schon immer interessiert, aber jetzt und durch diese außerordentlich schöne und informative Tour wächst eine Leidenschaft für diese wunderschöne Stadt. Sehr angenehm war seine deutliche Aussprache, sodass ich als etwas schwerhöriger alles gut verstand. Ich freue mich auf die nächste Tour mit ihm
Ich hatte bereits am Tag vorher eine Supertolle Tour durch Barcelona mit Christian, der mir die Geschichte Zusammenhänge und Legenden so lebhaft erzählte, dass ich gleich die nächs…
Michiel
July 2020
Christian and Michael are very passionate about Barcelona and its architecture. They were waiting for us when we arrived and took us for a 4 hour walk through Barcelona with a focus on landmark buildings by Gaudí and other Catalan architects. They express such love for this city, are knowledgeable and this made our tour with them a memorable experience.
Christian and Michael are very passionate about Barcelona and its architecture. They were waiting for us when we arrived and took us for a 4 hour walk through Barcelona with a focu…
Florian
March 2020
A very good way to know some basics about Barcelonas history and developmentin its golden age, all based on the historic architecture and its origins. A lot of interesting informations and a guide who really was open to questions and took the time necessary to answer them without being "molested" by them, as you can experience it with other guides. Highly recommended walk through Barcelona's old town!!
A very good way to know some basics about Barcelonas history and developmentin its golden age, all based on the historic architecture and its origins. A lot of interesting informat…
Hans Rudolf
March 2020
We had a wonderful time with Michael who showed us so many hidden details along the Passeig de Gracia that we could not have found on our own. He was very personable and knowledgable answering all of our questions. We loved the intimate setting as only my wife and I were the only guests. For us it was great introduction into Gaudí and the beautiful architecture in Barcelona! Could not have been better!
We had a wonderful time with Michael who showed us so many hidden details along the Passeig de Gracia that we could not have found on our own. He was very personable and knowledgab…
Angelika
March 2020
Wir hatten eine tolle zweistündige Führung entlang der Gaudí Häuser am Passeig de Gracia. Michael war sehr freundlich und begeisterte uns mit vielen kleinen Details, die wir niemals selbst gesehen hätten. Auch die anderen architektonischen Highlights - nicht nur die von Gaudí - waren sehr schön eingebunden. Eine absolut informative und empfehlenswerte Tour!
Wir hatten eine tolle zweistündige Führung entlang der Gaudí Häuser am Passeig de Gracia. Michael war sehr freundlich und begeisterte uns mit vielen kleinen Details, die wir niemal…
Paula
March 2020
We really enjoyed this walking tour on our first day in Barcelona. Michael gave us lots of info in an interesting way, and we were able to get a sense of Barcelona and the modernist architecture movement.

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.