Barcelona never ceases to amaze: No matter how often you visit, you will always discover something new. Perhaps that is why it is the city that has become our introduction of Spain to the rest of the world. If you join us on this free tour of Barcelona you can get to know it a little better.
Barcelona has much to teach as far as modernism is concerned. This artistic movement emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is characterized by the use of curved and asymmetric lines in architecture and decoration. In other words, the buildings of Antonio Gaudí are the living images of modernism and, therefore, Barcelona is the perfect city for observation.
The meeting point of the free tour in Barcelona is the Plaza de la Catedral, in the gothic quarter, where the spectacular Barcelona Cathedral is in Catalan Gothic style. The tour lasts approximately two hours and the first stop is the Palau de la Música Catalana. It was built as the headquarters of the Catalan Orfeón between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It is one of the most special concert halls in the world and one of the most representative monuments of Catalan modernism, so much that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. From there you walk to Els Quatre Gats, a famous modernist venue inspired by Le Chat Noir in Paris.