The man whose ostentatious, larger-than-life buildings define the aesthetic of Barcelona, was every bit as fascinating as his creations. Antoni Gaudi was a sickly child and a difficult and obstinate adult: a Catalan nationalist, a devout Christian and an architectural genius he was oft-criticised during his lifetime but celebrated with a state funeral upon his death in 1926. Take this private tour of Gaudi's work in Barcelona and your expert, English-speaking guide will reveal the stories not only behind the rich Modernista facades of La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera - amongst others - but also the myths behind the man whose work became his obsession. An unmissable guided tour that gives a real insight into Gaudi and the indelible legacy his vision left on the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Email for prices and availability.
I was always intrigued by Gaudi's works but after taking this tour I am even more in awe of this unique genius of an architect. Barcelona was very lucky to have him as one of their sons
reviewed by Luke Kowal from United States on Apr.12.2011