Barcelona Eixample Walking Tour
Tour Description: The Eixample is an interesting and unique district of Barcelona between the old city and what were once surrounding small towns, constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners. Some of its parts were influenced by Modernista architects, chief among whom was Antoni Gaudí. His work in the Eixample includes the Casa Milà and the Sagrada Família, both of which are a part of this tour.
After giving you a tour of the exterior of the celebrated Sagrada Familia cathedral and explaining the true meaning behind it, over the next few hours, we'll meander through Barcelona's modern extension and explain how this part of the city came about and why it could have been even more attractive.
As you walk we will tell you about the roots of modernism, the striking architectural style that characterizes the Eixample, and show you the best examples of it such as the Casa Thomas and Palau Ramon Montaner. We’ll introduce the men who created the style. We'll also tell you about Gaudi himself - his life, his influences and his tragic and avoidable death.
Our tour will take you past many of the other modernist buildings in the Eixample, reveal the details and the thinking behind them including the Casa Mila. Of course, we'll point out interesting shops and restaurants along the way before we finish in the elegant Passeig de Gracia.
Tracks on This Tour: 1) Sagrada Familia, 2) Casa Thomas, 3) Palau Ramon Montaner, 4) Casa Elizalde, 5) Colmado Murria Concepcio, 6) Consell de Cent, 7) Passeig de Gracia, 8) Casa Mila.