Our Walking Tours are destined to groups between 1 and 10 people tops, that want to know in depth and without censors the most interesting Barcelona.
We will visit the oldest neighborhoods of Barcelona: Gothic Quarter, Born and Raval. Walking through its old streets, we will talk [Un]Censored about one of the most controversial artists who lived in the city: Pablo Picasso.
We will know the historic bar where he expose for the first time: Els 4 Gats. We will talk about its history and the connection with the artist, and then enter the area where he lived and show the place where he studied Fine Arts. In order to know his first steps as an artist and be able to understand how he became the artist that everyone now venerates.
We will contemplate a street art replica of “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”. The original painting is exhibited at the MoMA in New York and changed the art forever, since it is considered the paint that began with Cubism, a style created by Picasso. Then we will visit Artevistas, an art gallery where we can enjoy the new generation artists and perhaps find the Picasso of the 21st century.
We will finish at the Raval, where we will know the area of the city that the artist liked best to spend his free time. We will visit Marsella Bar, one of the oldest of Barcelona and we will toast as Picasso did since it conserve the same decoration and style when he visited it for the last time.
“Gerardo was an AMAZING tour guide! He was so knowledgeable and made the tour very unique. He’s a local, so not only was he able to answer history questions, but also about recommendations around the city. He even sent me a PDF and drew on a map to help plan my itinerary while I was in Barcelona. Highly recommend this tour! Gerardo was really friendly and it was truly a great experience.” (May 2019)
We will visit the most multicultural, dangerous, and exciting neighborhood of Barcelona: El Raval. We will get to know its history and speak about the uncensored underground Barcelona.
We will explore the streets of Raval starting with Plaza Catalunya, where we will talk a little about the history of the city, and then enter and explore the small streets of Raval. We talk about the different community and political movements such as anarchism, the independence movement, and squater societies.
We will touch on topics such as sex, drugs, street art, rumba catalana and immigration, as we go deeper into the most emblematic streets of the neighborhood.
Jessica and Anis
“Gerardo offered us a unique experience by showing us uncommon places in Barcelona. He told us a lot about the history and showed us extraordinary street art. After the tour, he even sat with us together to have a beer in his favourite bar and gave us a list of his preferred restaurants. We would definitely recommend his tour!” (May 2019)
We will discover the most influential and famous person of Barcelona: Antoni Gaudí. We will describe his most important techniques and works, and also we will show the human Gaudí in order to get to know his work and understand, not only the metamorphosis that the city suffered during the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, but also it will help us realize the current Barcelona, for example the Catalan independence movement.
Walking throw Ciutat Vella where he began his work and took his first steps as an architect and the Eixample where he developed all his potential to finish in the second most visited monument in Europe: La Sagrada Familia.
Starting at the Plaza Real to know one of his first works, to continue in the Raval with the Palau Guell. We will take the subway to enter the Paseo de Gràcia and be able to observe its two most important and well-known houses: Batlló and La Pedrera, and also some contemporaries of Catalan Modernism like Puig i Cadafalch and Domenech i Muntaner. We will finish in the Sagrada Familia explaining all the details that make this church unique in the world.
“Gerardo was an excellent tour guide and offered a unique and (un)censored look at Gaudí. Specifically the unique info he provided about La Sagrada Família, the kind of info you won’t hear or see inside the church. Additionally, Gerardo is super honest and completely open and willing to talk about the unique culture and history of Gaudí and the greater Catalan region. I highly suggest taking this tour before going to any Gaudí exhibit as the info you gain form this tour will enhance those experiences. All-in-all this was an A+ experience all thanks to Gerardo!” (August 2019)
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They are tours specially design for groups up to 10 people who want to live unique experiences in and outside Barcelona.