Hidden gems of Gaudí in Barcelona City (5h)
We present a 5-hour private tour to discover three exceptional works of Antoni Gaudí in a different way. During the tour you will visit not-commonly visited houses in Barcelona. This tour can be done by taxi or by luxury driven car/minivan.
Our licensed tour guide will show you three overlooked houses designed by Gaudí in the chronological order in which they were built: Casa Vicens, Palau Güell and Bellesguard. Discovering the houses in this order will help you understand how the architect style evolved during the period 1883-1909.
Casa Vicens was the first residential house designed by Antoni Gaudí, and displays a combination of all the artistic and historical movements that influenced the architect. In the urban palace Palau Güell you will learn about the relationship between the architect and Eusebi Güell, a distinguished businessman, politician and a promoter of the arts. Finally, Torre Bellesguard house shows you how Renaixença, an early 19th-century romantic revivalist movement in Catalan language and culture, influenced the architect.
Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló or La Pedrera are probably the most popular buildings of Gaudí in Barcelona but we believe that the three Gaudí houses included in this private tour are of such a beauty and originality that are a Must for all Art Nouveau lovers.
If you are interested in the hidden gems of Antoni Gaudí, this tour is for you. You will enjoy a different perspective to the great artist work in an exclusive and unique way.
Discover hidden gems Gaudí in Barcelona booking this Exclusive and Unique private tour!
If you need transport for the itinerary, please mark the option below the calendar and see the price for the different group size, up to 12 people. If you have a group of more than 12 people, Please Contact Us.
*Note: Entrance fees to the three houses will be added to the final price depending on the number of people. Book the tour below and you will get the total price.
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During this 5 hour private tour you will discover in detail the three hidden gems of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona City: Casa Vicens, Palau Güell and Bellesguard. We will visit them in the chronological order in which they were built so you can have a deep understanding of the evolution of this unique architect’s work.
First, we will visit Casa Vicens (1883-1888). Shortly after finishing his architecture studies, the young Gaudí was commissioned by Manuel Vicens to build a summer house for him and his wife on the land he had inherited. The building is imaginative, modern and innovative and for the first time he uses many of the structural, decorative and symbolic elements which came to define his architectural language. In the building you will see many styles that influenced all his works: japonism, islamic art and nature.
Then, if you feel like enjoying a coffee, we will stop in an exclusive Patisserie overlooking this unique building. The drink can be accompanied by a pastry from a well known bakery in Barcelona.
After, we will go to Palau Güell (1886-1888), a construction that represents the zenith of Gaudí’s youthful period. There, your private guide will explain you about the relationship between Gaudí and the bourgeois and mason Eusebi Güell, an entrepreneur who profited greatly from the industrial revolution in Catalonia in the late 19th century. Other works that a result of the relationship between Gaudí and Güell are the Park Güell or the Pavellons of Finca Güell.
Palau Güell was a milestone of European architecture in its time and it may be considered one of the pioneering buildings of the Art Nouveau movement, standing out above all for its innovative conception of space and light. Gaudí applied a set of highly diverse solutions based on very personal approaches, and he created some exceptionally expressive forms like the catenary arches, working with high-quality traditional materials (stone, wood, wrought iron, ceramics, glass,…).
Finally, it will be the time to move to Torre Bellesguard (1900-1909). The Gaudinian building is escorted by a great dragon, the Dragon of Bellesguard, one of its best-kept treasures, and a witness to the passing of time and to change. On the upper part of the roof terraces, Gaudí designed a “sentry walk” around the four façades, with spectacular views of the city of Barcelona, that make the building worthy its name, Bellesguard, which may be translated as “beautiful view”. If during this private tour you feel like having a couple of violonists musicians playing for you in this idillic place, we can arrange it for you at an extra cost.
The site of Bellesguard has a lot of history and it was an important place more than 600 years ago. In 1408 it became a royal and papal residence and for two years it was the main home of King Martin I the Humane from 1396.
After five hours of discovery we can leave you in a nearby restaurant located inside an Art Nouveau building and situated less than a kilometer away from Bellesguard. The place is called Asador de Aranda and we can book a table for you with no extra charge. Alternatively, we can leave you in the city center.
Accompanied by a licensed tour guide who is very informed and interested in Art Nouveau, enjoy this tour using public taxis or by driven luxury car/minivan. It is your choice.
Pickup & Drop Off
If you choose the taxi option the tour will start your tour guide in Casa Vicens (Carrer de les Carolines, 20, Barcelona – Gràcia) and end in Bellesguard (Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, Barcelona – El Raval).
If you choose the chauffer-driven car/minivan we will pick you up in any Barcelona city hotel or accommodation and you will be dropped off there too, or to any central location. Alternatively, as you will finish the tour around lunchtime, we can leave you in Asador de Aranda to have lunch. As this Art Nouveau place is located less than a kilometer away from Bellesguard, this option will give you more time to enjoy the three Antoni Gaudí buildings, as will require less travel time.
Payment of this private tour
The deposit (160€) must be paid when doing the booking of the private tour and is regardless of the number of persons of the tour. You can pay by Paypal/credit card or by bank transfer.
The rest of the payment can be done before the tour by bank transfer or by cash the day of the tour. If you choose the bank transfer you will receive a Gaudí souvenir at the beginning of the private tour.
Things to Bring
Pending cost of the private tour price in cash (not credit card) if this amount has not been arrived to our bank account before the day of the tour.
Professional fully licensed guiding service. You will have the same guide during all the private tour, much better than having one guide in every house. This element will make the storytelling very compact. During the tour you will visit not-commonly visited, but really awesome, houses of Gaudí in Barcelona.
Entrance fees to the three buildings of Gaudí will be added when booking the private tour – The general entry tickets to the three houses of Gaudí sum up 36€ but some discounts may apply (retired, disabled, student, children), so we ask you to fill the form to your right to take advantage of the discounts and get the final exact price for your personalised Art Nouveau Private Tour.
You can choose to hire a chauffer-driven car/minivan during the 5 hours of the private tour.
Also, you can book musicians – violinists for a 20 minutes private concert in Bellesguard.
Food and Drinks.
Our specialised Art Nouveau guide can guide you in English, French and Spanish. Please select the language of your choice in the scroll below the calendar.
We don’t offer this tour on Mondays because two of the houses are closed that day of the week.
Please note that Bellesguard visit may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility, but that for clients with special needs we can adapt the tour visiting the gardens of Pavellons Güell instead. Contact Us before booking and we will explain the alternative.
During this private tour you will learn about history, architecture, identity, design and interior design.
The tours is private so there are not any other people in the group only those you travel with. Our tours are not just about sightseeing, they are a unique experience of meeting, learning, discovering and understanding different cultures and returning back home richer than when the journey started.
Our tour will take place, rain or shine.
To book this tour please click on the calendar on the right.
Once the tour is confirmed, it can be canceled up to 2 weeks prior to the start date to receive a refund of the amount paid for the booking of the tour cost minus the service fee. Further cancellations and no shows are non refundable. No show: No restitution. All amount pending will be claimed.