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Skip the Line Casa Batlló & Casa Mila Tour

Skip the Line Casa Batlló & Casa Mila Tour

3.5 hours From
AU$128 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-BCNCASGD
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Thu, Sat
3.5 hours From
AU$128 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-BCNCASGD
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Thu, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrances Escorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide InclusionInclusion Radio guide systemToursTours Guided visits to Casa Batlló & Casa Mila and walking tour in Passeig de Gracia

Summary

Marvel at the fascinating architecture of Casa Batlló and admire Casa Mila, the last private residence designed by Antoni Gaudí, all set in the heart of the city.

Explore the area of Barcelona known as Eixample, which means enlargement. That is the name of the urban project made by the Catalan architect Idelfons Cerdà to enlarge the extension of the city outside the ancient city walls and in consequence get better healthy conditions. Passeig the Gracia Street is one of the most important avenues in Barcelona, where apart from prestigious brands shops, you can find modernist buildings. At the beginning of the XIX century, Passeig the Gracia became the main residential area for the bourgeoisie, who were main commitments of some important modernist architects such as Gauí, Puig i Cadafalch, Domènech i Montaner or Sagnier. During the tour, visit two great examples of domestic architecture from Antoni Gaudí. The explanations will be always put in context with the history of Barcelona and in parallel to other works from important modernist architects.

Meeting Point: Balmes, 5 Barcelona
Departure Time: 08:30 AM

Itinerary

CASA BATLLÓ: Gaudí projected the refurbishment of a previous existing building of the architect Emilio Sala Cortés. The building was bought by the business man Josep Batlló, who owned several textile factories in Barcelona. At the time, Gaudí was an important architect working in several projects at the same time: The Expiatory Temple of la Sagrada Familia, Torre Bellesguard, Park Güell and the restoration of the Santa Maria Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. Batlló was so impressed with Gaudi’s work that he recommended the architect to his friend, Pere Milá. Later, you will be able to visit Casa Milà, commonly known as la Pedera. Casa Batlló is a great example of how Gaudí got his inspiration from nature using organic shapes that had been previously studied by him.

CASA MILÀ “LA PEDRERA”: The building is located in Passeig de Gracia street chamfer with Provença Street, in the middle of the Eixample. During the industrial growing, when the bourgeoisie became the privilege statement, Gaudí was asked to build a house for the Milà family. Pere Milà i Camps was a rich business man who inherited the fortune made by his father from the textile industry. The Milà Project consisted in a flats building where the first floor would be the residence of the Milà family while the other floors would be divided into several apartments for renting.  The construction was delayed several times because the building was supposed to be more high and wide than the dimensions fixed by the municipal government. During the guided tour, you will visit the two courtyards, the three last floors (rooftop, attic and one apartment) and the temporal exhibition (the availability of this part is subject to the exhibition calendar). At the end of the visit, you will be able to remain in the building as long as you wish.

Inclusions

  • Bilingual guide
  • Radio guide system
  • Guided walking tour in Passeig de Gracia
  • Casa Batlló entrance fee
  • La Pedrera entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Any transportation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important Notes

  • Please be aware this is a walking tour, please be ready and we recommend wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

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