“Everything went very well. Both the guide and the photographer have been perfect, and the plan to visit in period costumes has been perfect“, were the warm words of this family who lived the experience of touring the residential area of Tibidabo Avenue dressed in typical costumes of the late nineteenth century, hand in hand with our specialized team.
We start at what is now Hotel Mirlo, a house that in the novel “The Shadow of the Wind”, by Ruiz Zafón, is known as Torre Aldaya. Bright and pristine, it is an establishment where discreet luxury translates into a careful restoration of its original ornamental elements.
After marveling at an introduction of fiction and pure period architectural charm, we continue with the tour of the modernist mansions and all the secrets hidden in this wonderful part of the city.
Our clients also had the exclusive entrance to the “Monestir de Valldoncella”, a modernist cultural heritage worth appreciating on this experiential route.
A little bit of history…
At the end of the nineteenth century, a successful visionary pharmaceutical entrepreneur, Dr. Salvadro Andreu i Grau, wanted to create a garden city in Tibidabo, a residential area where the bourgeois people of Barcelona would go to spend the summer. His tenacity was key to the urbanization of his hillside and to overcome the unevenness of the mountain, he devised the construction of the disappeared Blau tram and a funicular that would climb to the top of the Sacred Heart in Tibidabo.
Do you want to live this unique experience?
We offer you a guided tour by experts in history. From the Andreu Tower to the Casa Muntades de Puig i Cadafalch, a fantastic modernist garden house inspired by the Catalan Baroque that gives it the character of a rural farmhouse, to the top of Tibidabo.
We start at Plaza Kennedy, with its history and the building of La Rotonda, whose real name is La Torre Andreu, built in 1906 by Adolf Ruiz i Casaimtjana, later renovated by Enric Sagnier who commissioned the mosaic tower to the artist LLuis Bru. These sectors belong to the “Modernisme Route” that includes more than a hundred buildings in Barcelona.
We finish this tour with a lot of history in the Collserola park, which has famous and spectacular views of Barcelona.