Private Tour / Gaudi & Barcelona Legends

Barcelona, Spain

Experience hosted by Christian

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, and 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!

* Great for corporate events and team building as well.
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…

Meet your Host, Christian

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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We are Christian and Michael: When coming to Barcelona more than 10 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!

We have received more than 400 Five-Star reviews for our AirBnB experiences:

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We are Christian and Michael: When coming to Barcelona more than 10 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!

We have received more than 400 Five-Star reviews for our AirBnB experiences:

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From $30/ person

Private groups only
From $56 per group
$30 per person
Private groups only
From $56 per group

Where you'll be

The walk will start at Casa Milá. 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.

A visit to any of the buildings is not included.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Frank
November 2021
Great tour, beautiful buildings and we learnt so much in such a short space of time. My partner fell in love with the stories of the buildings and I really enjoyed all the different architecture. Fantastic morning! So glad we booked it on our last day in Barcelona
Heather
October 2021
Took the tour with Michael this morning, and we expected it to be good, but it was great! He gave us pointers on places to tour inside and other places worth visiting that are farther afield than the area we walked through today. He was very personable and the stories he told about the places we saw were wonderful and gave us deeper context into the history of Barcelona.
Laura
September 2021
Michael is kind, soft spoken, knowledgeable, and timely. Please note, this is outdoors only, you will not see the interior of any of these beautiful buildings.
Pedro
July 2021
This two hours walking tour was an amazing introduction into the beautiful architecture in Barcelona. Christian explained many details of the art work that Gaudí and others created. I loved how he connected history and local culture to all the places that he showed me. Absolutely recommendable!
Maria-Magdalena
July 2021
Wir durften mit Michael Barcelona kennenlernen. Man lernt während des stressfreien Spazierens die Highlights dieser wunderschönen Stadt kennen und weiß im Anschluss auch schon ein bisschen selbst von wem welches Gebäude sein könnte und auf welche Details man achten muss. Die Zeit verging wie im Flug und nach einem kurzen Okay ging die Führung, zu unserem Glück, sogar länger als angesetzt. Michael ist wirklich sehr charmant und im Anschluss gab es per WhatsApp noch Empfehlungen fürs Mittag- & Abendessen sowie Bars. Ein wirklich toller Tag!
Livia
May 2021
Amazing experience! Christian was flexible opening a new spot for us and the tour was the highlight of our trip 🤍 would definitely recommend to everyone coming to Barcelona

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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 20 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.