Live Virtual Tour: Strolling Through Gaudi's Barcelona with Guille Genestar

Live Virtual Tour: Strolling Through Gaudi's Barcelona with Guille Genestar


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Can't make this time? A video recording will be sent to all participants after the seminar.

Join a local Barcelona historian during a live broadcast from the elegant avenue, Passeig de Gracia, in the heart of the Eixample district. Our virtual tour along the famous mile-long promenade allows us to admire two outstanding UNESCO World Heritage masterpieces designed by world-class architect Antoni Gaudi – Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.
Our expert Guille will complement the walking tour with images, drawings, and maps to better understand who Antoni Gaudi was, his innovations in architecture, and why he is considered the world’s first “organic architect”. Additional highlights of this virtual stroll include amazing Art Nouveau buildings by Luis Domenech i Montaner, and Josep Puig i Cadafalch, located in the famous "Block of Discord.” We will have an up-close look at the perfect symbiosis of these centennial buildings with their twenty-first-century neighbors.
Barcelona’s visionary expansion (“eixample” in Catalan) city plan was designed by the engineer Ildefons Cerdà in 1859 and it keeps its characteristic octagonal blocks. Passeig (promenade) de Gracia was, in the early 1900s, the favorite boulevard of the Catalan bourgeoisie. Barcelona, half a century before, had torn down the city walls. The new Barcelona could expand and breathe urbanistically, but also literally, thanks to the development of wide streets, sidewalks, and lined trees. Passeig the Gracia is, still today a very elegant place that has, gradually, transformed into a commercial street with global brands, high-end boutiques, offices, restaurants, hotels, and apartments.
Led by the expert local licensed guide and cultural communicator, Guille Genestar, this interactive virtual tour is designed to show you why the Passeig de Gracia keeps attracting locals and visitors when they come to the Catalan capital. Aimed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased interest in visiting (or revisiting) Barcelona and its heritage.

uille is a cultural guide and lecturer. He was born in Menorca and educated in Mallorca and Barcelona. He holds a bachelor´s degree in Tourism Management, another bachelor´s degree in Humanities, and a Master's degree in Cultural Communication. He's a licensed tour guide of Catalonia & Barcelona, where he's been working since 1997. He gives regular talks, presentations, and virtual tours about Barcelona, Catalonia, Art, and History. He previously worked as a travel agent and tour leader overseas. He's fluent in English, French, Italian, and bilingual Catalan and Spanish. His personal interests are digital gadgets and swing dance.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Debra B. (Cody, US)
A stroll through Gaudí’s Barcelona

A very informative walking tour through the highlights of central Barcelona with especial attention to Gaudi’s work.

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Kris Shapar (Fellbach, DE)
Excellent virtual tour

Full of detailed information on Gaudi and his time. I particularly liked learning about his immediate precursors, which gave a context to where Gaudi came from.

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Freddie (Augusta, US)
Can never get enough of this great world city!

Live the strolling method with all its background noises as our wonderful guide leads us past so much significant spots and his explanations are spot on!

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Deborah Hoft (Norwich, US)
Informative

Excellent presentation. A personal guide thru Ramblas interesing sights and way of life , good information of the city and surrounding areas and other not to miss sights.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
67%
(4)
33%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
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D
Debra B. (Cody, US)
A stroll through Gaudí’s Barcelona

A very informative walking tour through the highlights of central Barcelona with especial attention to Gaudi’s work.

K
Kris Shapar (Fellbach, DE)
Excellent virtual tour

Full of detailed information on Gaudi and his time. I particularly liked learning about his immediate precursors, which gave a context to where Gaudi came from.

F
Freddie (Augusta, US)
Can never get enough of this great world city!

Live the strolling method with all its background noises as our wonderful guide leads us past so much significant spots and his explanations are spot on!

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Anonymous (Porto Alegre, BR)

Guest did not leave comment

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Deborah Hoft (Norwich, US)
Informative

Excellent presentation. A personal guide thru Ramblas interesing sights and way of life , good information of the city and surrounding areas and other not to miss sights.