Barcelona - Gaudi's Whimsical Houses by Night

Gaudi's Whimsical Houses by Night

(105 reviews)
On Passeig de Gràcia Ave, Barcelona, Spain
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Let’s walk together as friends on the most elegant Boulevard of Barcelona to admire the incredible Casa BATLLÓ and Casa MILÀ, also called “La Pedrera" both from Antonio GAUDÍ. We will talk about his organic architecture, the bench-streetlamps of the Ave. Modernism architecture and the bourgeois Barcelona’s society at the turning of the 1900s. This is an Evening Tour when the buildings will be illuminated to enhance their beauty


Meet your local guide

Josep

"I started guiding when I was 17 as a tour director, and I've since traveled the world and lived in many cities to learn the 4 foreign languages that I now guide in. I have always loved to be among people from all parts of the planet, and I am so lucky now to be able to host them virtually in Barcelona," says Josep. Born and raised in Barcelona, Josep, or "Pepus" as everyone calls him, is a licensed guide with more than 25 years of experience showing people around his incredible city. He takes pride in his extensive knowledge of the masterpieces of Antonio Gaudi, the most outstanding architect of our time whose works include the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and La Pedrera to name a few. He has hosted many distinguished guests, including foreign dignitaries, celebrities, actors, and 1000s of other visitors around his city. "An unforgettable memory was when I was told that I had to guide a personality whose name they could not disclose, and then I had to show Barcelona to the first man that had stepped on the moon. Neil Armstrong! I felt very honored!" he says. On his tours, you might also get to discover some culinary delights. Josep loves cooking up a gastronomical storm and if you're lucky, he might just take you along to a gourmet food tour, especially "Mediterranean cooking that they would not dare to order or try on their own…and then they end up loving it forever!" he laughs. Pepus is your man if you want to get under the skin of Barcelona, and discover the culture and history oozing from every street!

Josep has been guiding since Jul 1992


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Barcelona with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Barcelona. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Lorraine P.

03 March 2021

Having seen Gaudi's houses by daylight, it was wonderful to see them lit up at night. Josep reminded me of the history behind them and the various firsts associated with them. And who could have predicted the added drama of all the police vehicles driving up and down the road? It certainly felt like we were right there with Josep.

Toma from Ottawa, CANADA D.

02 March 2021

Joseph is a wonderful tour guide... I have booked several virtual trips with him and enjoyed all of them. Thank you very much Joseph; You are the best !

Christina (NYC)🌇 🗽🏛🦉 M.

01 March 2021

I have been to Barcelona few years ago and have taken tours in person. Recently I did a few live zoom tours on this particular area and I felt in comparison to my other experiences this tour guide was not as good or as informative on the Gaudi architecture. There was a lot of information that was missing and much information given that was out of context. Not sure if I will watch this particular tour guide again

Iain H.

28 February 2021

Great tour, with added excitement of police vehicles and helicopters passing by.

jill t.

28 February 2021

There were so many police vans, ambulances and helicopters it was amazing he kept his focus. But he did a great job with all that going on.


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