My family and I had already booked a kid friendly private tour to learn about the Gaudi architecture in the city but the guide had to cancel on us due to a death in the family. Does anyone have any recommendations for a private tour guide that could do this and make it kid friendly (11yo boy)? I know we are short on time but I figured someone here might have a suggestion. TIA!
Above is a post from March inquiring about guides in Barcelona. Maybe there might be some ideas there for you.
You can try https://runnerbeantours.com/tours/kids-family-walking-tour-barcelona/ or https://realbarcelonatours.com/kids-tours among others. And this is not a tour but it's a fun activity you might want to do with your kid and it's related to one of the techniques Gaudí is famous for: "el trencadís" http://bcnshop.barcelonaturisme.com/shopv3/en/product/22185/trencadis-and-mosaic-workshop.html?i=o
Thank you both!
If you're really interested in Gaudi's architecture, be sure to allow some time for the museum at La Sagrada Familia. This is a place where being on a costly private tour might be inconvenient--I don't think you need a guide for that museum. I don't remember whether everything was explained in English or was covered by the audioguide, but one way or another, I was happy about the availability of information.
Three other things a lot of people miss:
There's a small, privately-owned modernism museum not far from Casa Batllo. It's not particularly cheap, and the displays are a bit amateurish, but it has interesting furniture and decorative arts from the period. Skippable if you're all about the architecture.
The excellent MNAC art museum has an exhibition on modernism that focuses on furniture, decorative arts and jewelry. Incidentally, the MNAC also has some very large, impressive medieval frescoes rescued from churches in the Pyrenees.
Casa Mila/La Pedrera used to have an exhibition on the top floor about Gaudi's other buildings. There are quite a few in other cities that are inconvenient to visit on the typical trip to Spain, as well as some in the Barcelona area but not near other tourist targets. There was video of those other buildings. I enjoyed the exhibition a lot even though I had actually been to nearly all of the other places by the time I arrived at Casa Mila. I'm not sure that exhibition is still going on, but why wouldn't it be?