Modernisme tour of Barcelona

Are you looking for a tour of Moderniste architecture in Barcelona, to learn about this artistic movement that has shaped the city?

After the advances of the Second Industrial Revolution, a series of innovative currents emerged in some European countries. Each of these nations had a different name for the movement. In Barcelona appeared Modernisme, a cultural movement that sought – as the name implies – to modernise Catalan society.

Modernisme developed many artistic disciplines,such as painting, sculpture, music and literature. However, its most outstanding application was in architecture, which underwent a real transformation, as Barcelona became the nerve centre of the new ideas.

With the help of an expert guide, you will delve into this artistic trend, which has become the defining characteristic of Barcelona.

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Duration ⌛:3h

Available languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian, Arabic

Between 1880 and 1920, Barcelona saw one of the most important cultural and artistic movements in its history. Its name was Modernisme. This walking tour is designed for all those who wish to delve a little deeper into the essence of Barcelona and find the maximum beauty in its buildings.

Your expert guide will help you explore the main characteristics of the Modernisme movement, its most famous exponents and most important buildings up to the present day.

The final price will depend on the number of people in the group. The guides who lead the tours are accredited professionals with the necessary training to answer any questions you may have for them on the tour.


People Total price (Price x person)
1 person $218 $218 / person
2 people $195 $97 / person
3 people $295 $97 / person
4 people or more $76 / person

Children (up to 11 years old)

  • Free

The Modernisme tour of Barcelona will start at the Arc de Triomf and take in the main sights of the city, including the most important examples of this movement. The guide has a marked itinerary, along which they will make several stops to give you explanations that will reveal the very essence of this artistic movement.

Some of the most important stops are:

  • Arc de Triomf
  • Ciutadella Park
  • Palau de la Música
  • Dreta de l’Eixample district
  • Passeig de Gràcia

N.B. This may well be the best tour for you if you’re looking to get to know the work of Antoni Gaudí and all that the architect contributed to the city of Barcelona.

The tours are carried out in two time slots:

  • Morning: 10.30 a.m.
  • Afternoon: 4.30 p.m.

Cancellation of this tour is free of charge,provided you do it up to 48 hours before it begins. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Tour language

We have guides who can give tours in Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.

What does the tour include?

The price of the tour includes a 3-hour tour in the footprints of Modernisme in Barcelona, led by a local expert.


The tour lasts 3 hours.

How late can I book?

You can book your Modernisme tour up to 24 hours before it begins. We recommend that you book a little further in advance to ensure that we have guides available to accompany you on your tour.


This tour is accessible for people with reduced mobility. However, we recommend that you let us know about this when you make your booking, so that we can be 100% sure the tour is fully accessible.


The tour is pet-friendly.

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Meeting point:

The meeting point will be just under the Arc de Triomf.

How to find us

You can find us under the Arc de Triomf. To get there, get off at Arc de Triomf metro station (on the L1 line) and walk for about 2 minutes. Your guide will be waiting for you there.

The guide will have already contacted you with more details if necessary. We will provide them with your phone number and name, so that they can contact you in the event you can’t find each other.

The guide will have already contacted you with more details if necessary. We will provide them with your phone number and name, so that they can contact you in the event you can’t find each other.

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A good tour if you want to have a great time!


Our Modernisme tour in Barcelona will let you fall in love with the city and with this artistic movement that quite simply sought the utmost beauty in everything it did. As Gaudí himself said: “Beauty is the radiance of truth.” That’s why we believe this tour will allow you to really get to know Barcelona.

You do not have to tip the guide at all, since the price you will pay for the tour already takes into account their work.

The Modernisme tour is one of the most interesting ways to get know the city in depth, but Barcelona is not a city you can get to know in one day, so let us recommend you some more tours to take on your holiday: Poble Sec tour, tour of US culture in Barcelona, maze gardens tour, etc.

Do you have any questions? Contact us!

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