Tours from Home: The Life & Works of Barcelona's Antoni Gaudí

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Why take this online tour?

The ideas of nature - wild and free, roaming and unrestrained, are oftentimes lost in the presentation of works of art and architecture. Strict boundaries and methods of precision are not closely associated with the natural world, that is, to the untrained eye. But also for those who are not familiar with Antoni Gaudí. Yet these assumptions could not be farther from the truth. Though the exploration of Gaudí’s work - from his very early days as a student into his final (unfinished) masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, his proclivity for nature above all grants testament to the contrary. Over the course of this live online tour, journey into the mind of firm individualist, Antoni Gaudí and into a world where nature fueled every intention and action.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with a leading Catalan guide in Barcelona who will share stories of Gaudí’s life and his masterpieces.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the secrets behind his life, his patrons, and his greatest influences.
  • Created with Sketch.Join in conversation with others from around the world, ask questions, or share a comment.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your own home.

A glimpse into the mind of a master visionary

Under the Spanish midday sun, a mesh of glimmering gold and azure blue ceramic bounces light back into the sky. Speckles of every hue from red to green, lavender and chartreuse conform together on curved surfaces mimicking the waves of air that pass by. Theatrics seems to play a heavy role in the history and culture of Barcelona and it seems, Catalan artist Gaudí took center stage. On this live online tour from home, our local Catalan guide will take you from their home and yours through the intrepid life of famed architect and stunning artist, Antoni Gaudí.

In the midst, on the skyline of Barcelona, a temple rests purposely unfinished - La Sagrada Familia, with each of its spindley tower...

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Under the Spanish midday sun, a mesh of glimmering gold and azure blue ceramic bounces light back into the sky. Speckles of every hue from red to green, lavender and chartreuse conform together on curved surfaces mimicking the waves of air that pass by. Theatrics seems to play a heavy role in the history and culture of Barcelona and it seems, Catalan artist Gaudí took center stage. On this live online tour from home, our local Catalan guide will take you from their home and yours through the intrepid life of famed architect and stunning artist, Antoni Gaudí.

In the midst, on the skyline of Barcelona, a temple rests purposely unfinished - La Sagrada Familia, with each of its spindley towers reaching higher and higher to the heavens. Over the course of an hour’s time, our local expert guide will uncover the intimate stories of Gaudí’s monumental life including tales of his personal influences and inspiration. Your guide, a local who has spent years studying Gaudí and presenting the city of Barcelona to visitors, will highlight the contradictions in his personality - while Gaudí was traditional and old fashioned he was also extremely innovative, modern, and at times, radical.

Travel through Gaudí’s work by way of Eusebi Güell, a lifelong friend and his main patron whose similar devotion to Catholicism put Gaudí at the forefront for projects like La Sagrada Familia. Through engaging storytelling, stand in front of Casa Vicens, his first house in Barcelona (and a testament to the future), stand on the balcony at Park Güell, and then, as you come to understand a bit of the intentions behind his work, enter La Sagarda Familia. Through this live online tour, come to understand how he borrowed elements from various genres and transformed them into something completely one-of-a-kind... completely Gaudí.

In addition, for every online tour booking, you'll receive a $25 Walks voucher valid for use over the next two years!

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier—now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Casa Batlló exterior
The exterior of La Sagrada Família
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Thank for a fascinating tour, Gaia. I'd seen pictures of Gaudi's architecture before and wasn't too attracted by it. Now, I've got all the details and back story and really appreciate it.

I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable & enthusiastic about Gaudi. I hope I get to see his architecture in person soon. Stay well

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