Passeig de Gracia is one of the most important streets in Barcelona. If you look among the shops, you also find modernist buildings. During this tour you visit two houses designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. While you look around in these modernist buildings, the things you see are put into context with the history of Barcelona as well as Gaudí's work in contrast to other works from other important architects.
Casa Batlló is the first place you visit. The building was bought by the rich Josep Batlló, who had heard of the talented Gaudí. As he was a very important architect in Barcelona at the time, one does not wonder why he was chosen to work on this building. Casa Batlló is a good example of how Gaudí got his inspiration from nature and the building stands out for its vivid colors, illumination and the columns in the shape of bones.
When the building was finished, Josep Batlló was so impressed with Gaudí's work that he recommended the architect to his friend, Pere Milà. And as you might be able to tell by the name, he and Gaudí were behind the project for Casa Milà La Pedrera - which is the next place you visit on this tour!
Casa Milà La Pedrera is said to be the reflection of Gaudí's imagination. During the guided tour through this building you visit the two courtyards and you see where the Milà family used to live. You also visit the three floors – which are the rooftop, attic and an apartment – as well as a temporal exhibition. At the end of the tour you can remain in the building for as long as you want.