Barcelona has it all: sandy beaches, breathtaking architecture, delicious food and there are amazing hotels in Barcelona. With so much to offer, there is truly something for everyone in Barcelona. Get to know different sides of the city with these four themed walking tours.

a large building with many windows with Casa Batlló in the background

Modernist Barcelona: beyond Gaudí

The enduring allure of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture draws in crowds of visitors to Barcelona year-round. While Gaudí has become synonymous Catalan Modernism, Passeig de Gracia is a great place to start exploring.

Apart from its phenomenal comfort, customer service and its outstanding rooftop terrace with a swimming pool, the Iberostar Selection Paseo de Gracia hotel is also close to a wealth of Catalan Modernist architecture, making it the perfect place to stay during your trip to Barcelona. You can practically jump out of bed and onto Passeig de Gràcia to admire Casa Pascual i Pons, by Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia, with its beautiful stained-glass windows.

One block over you will find Casa Rocamora, by the Bassegoda brothers, which takes up practically the entire block and looks like something out of a fairytale, chock-full of medieval and Gothic references.

Barcelona’s Manzana de la Discordia (Block of Discord) in the Eixample boasts no less than five buildings by some of the most important Catalan Modernist architects: Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Bonet and Casa Mulleras.