- Casa Batlló
- Casa Milà
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line tickets into Casa Batlló
Is this tour walking intensive, and/or wheelchair accessible?
We do cover extensive territory on this tour. The interior of Casa Batlló is wheelchair-accessible, and there are also wheelchairs onsite for rental. Please contact us with any questions. We will be happy to advise if this tour will be appropriate for you, and we can also design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
Is this tour appropriate for children?
For young children (ages 3-12) we recommend our shorter Gaudi Tour for Kids, which is led by experts specially trained in educating children.
Aya Eliav is a native of Israel who received a Bachelor of Arts from the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and studied at the Art Academy of Rome. She led Context tours in Rome for several years before relocating to the modernist city of Barcelona. Passionate about architecture, art and design, she constantly searches for the connections and influences between various art forms. In addition to serving as a Context guide, Aya is an international multimedia artist, with works ranging from painting to performance-art, and she also teaches applied art and painting.
Santiago (Santi) has a PhD in Art History, focusing on Barcelona's cathedral during the Baroque period to 19th century. He is widely published in Spanish and Catalan in a broad range of academic periodicals, and has taught classes at University of Barcelona on Renaissance and Baroque art history, Spanish painting, urbanism and architecture. He previously provided guided tours of several of Gaudí’s buildings, such as the Palau Güell and Güell Pavilions, as well as Modernista walking tours. In addition to teaching and writing, Santi works as a researcher for a well-known antiques dealer in Barcelona, specializing in old drawings and prints studies. Passionate about art history and architecture, Santi recently published a book about his research work in Barcelona’s cathedral through history.
Bernat is a native Catalan architect who specializes in the preservation and rehabilitation of old houses and buildings. He obtained his degree at the Barcelona School of Architecture and was an exchange student at the University of Texas. Possessing a deep understanding of architecture and the cultural forces that drive it, Bernat is a true native and lover of Barcelona and her built environment. He recently restored a 19th century textile factory built by Gustavino's Company in Vilassar de Dalt, and is now working on a project for a residential building in the historic center of Mataró.
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