Barcelona: Gaudi and the Block of Discord

Tour Creator

Mónica Mónica Cruz Guáqueta is a licensed Architect with a Master’s degree in History of Architecture. She has become an expert in Barcelona's history and architecture by combining her knowledge…Read More Bio »

Tour Type:

Architecture

Art

Barcelona

GPS-directed

Remote Tour Included

2hrs

2km

On our tour, we’ll explore Eixample, including its world-famous Block of Discord. We’ll visit Gaudí’s breathtaking masterpieces: Calvet, Batlló and Milà along with Lluís Domènech and Josep Puig i Cadafalch’s incredible Art Noveau buildings.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Expert-created Tour

Written by a Barcelona-based licensed architect with Master's degree in History of Architecture

GPS Directions

Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Highlights include:

The Block of Discord, Casa Mila-La Pedrera, and Casa Calvert

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home

Itinerary

Barcelona: Gaudi and the Block of Discord

  1. Plaça Catalunya - This square has become the major centre of activity of Barcelona since its construction in the 1930s. It marks Barcelona’s transition medieval city to modern city, and the place where the Eixample, the expansion, begins.
  2. Casa Calvet - The house for the Calvet family was designed and built by Gaudí around 1889-1900. He received his first public recognition, winning Barcelona City Council’s best building of the year award.
  3. Garden of the Water Tower - The garden is located inside one of the blocks of the Eixample. Its particular shape, enclosing a public space, creating a garden-city in the middle of residential constructions.
  4. Cerdà crossroad - This crossroad formed by four corners is the first area built in the neighbourhood of the expansion. The new area meant the formulation of new types of residential buildings.
  5. Block of Discord - An amazingly high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings by Antoni Gaudí, Lluis Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
  6. Casa Lleó Morera - Built in 1906, the house on the corner of the Golden block was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Gaudí’s teacher.
  7. Casa Amatller - The house next door to Gaudí’s Casa Batlló was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, an important architect of the eclecticist branch of Art Nouveau
  8. Casa Batlló - The house for the Batlló family, characterized by the colourful façade and the beautiful coronation of the building, has become one of the most important landmarks in the city.
  9. Casa Milà-La Pedrera - The last house Gaudí built in the Eixample, designed for the Milà family. After completing it, he never accepted any more commissions from private families and dedicated himself to the church of Sagrada Família.

Check out a free sample of this tour!

Share this tour

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest

Get the tour in our app today!