Pearls of Barcelona

Discover the most beautiful architectural works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a touch of history. We will wander around the Park Ciutadella, El Borne and Passeig de Gracia, a street full of amazing modernist buildings.

Tour plan

  • Arco de Triunfo
  • El Born District (El Centro Cultural El Born, Paseo El Borne, Church Santa Maria del Mar, Montcada street, St. Catherine’s market, Palau de la Musica)
  • Placa Cataluyna
  • Passeg de Gracia (Casa LLeo Morera, Casa Amatler, Casa Batllo ,Casa Pedrera)

Tour description

We will start our walk with the Arco de Triunfo, an amazing monument that was built for the Universal Exposition, an event that marked the beginning of the Modernist Era in Barcelona. Then, we will pass through Ciutadella Park, the most popular park in the city, which is also a place with a dark past.

In the El Borne district, we will discover small narrow streets whose names are still linked to their former residents. We will go through the square where knights’ tournaments took place and admire a beautiful church from the 14th century, which is considered the most important church for the people of Barcelona. After crossing St. Catherine’s Market, the second most popular market in the city, we will contemplate the best example of the Modernist architectural style with the Palau de la Musica.

From Catalan Square we will go to the most exclusive street in Barcelona, Passeig de Gracia. Passeig de Gracia is called the golden apple because of its many fantastic modernist buildings designed by famous architects. This is where we will see Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, both designed by Antoni Gaudi.

During this tour you will not only hear about the most important events in the history of Barcelona, but you will also be able to discover hidden references to the legends of Catalonia in the beautiful modernist buildings.

Tour details and prices

  • Duration: approx. 3 h
  • Price: 30 euros per person
  • The price of the trip does not include food, drink or any entrances to buildings
  • Private tour price:
    • 90 euros for a group of 2 persons
    • 165 euros for a group of 4 persons