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Online Webinars & Virtual Tours

Private webinars about the History, Architecture, Arts & Culture of Barcelona

We offer a wide range of webinars, seminars and cultural tours online with Google Meet and Zoom for private groups. One of our certified guides will give you a lecture on the history, culture and art of Barcelona. The Webinars can be customized, but below we propose 3 different themes for your group:

 

1. Antoni Gaudí and his work

A webinar on Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), his life in Barcelona and 10 amazing works in the Catalan Metropolis.

The works of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí are visited by millions of people every year. Gaudí was born in 1852 south of Barcelona in the small town of Reus, but came to the big city of Barcelona as a young man to study architecture. In Barcelona he was incluenced by the many medieval buildings from the Gothic period that were to become a source of inspiration throughout his life. Antoni Gaudí lived in Barcelona at the same time as fellow architects Puig in Cadafalch and Domènech in Montaner, and together they were part of the new 'modernismo' movement.

When Gaudí died in 1926, he was working on the huge church proyect, la Sagrada Familia, but he only managed to finish part of the church and just one tower. Today, construction on the Sagrada Familia contunues and the church is expected to be completed by 2026 at the earliest.

Sagrada Familia by night
Roof of the Sagrada Familia - the four central columns with the symbols of the four evengelists: a lion (Marcus), an ox (Lucas), an angel/a winged man (Matthew) and an eagle (John). In the very center, the hyperboloid vault is seen.

2. The history of Barcelona

A webinar on the history, culture, architecture and art of Barcelona.

Barcelona is often called the most European city in Spain. Over the last 20 years, it has developed into a mecca for modern design, architecture and fashion and has become an economic, political and cultural hub in Europe. The city has also in previous periods played a central role in Europe. Its many historical monuments, museums and literature testify to a rich history. In the lecture we will make a journey through the interesting history of Barcelona and Catalonia, from the Roman Barcino to modern Barcelona.

The economic boom in the Middle Ages, the development of 'Catalanism' as a concept and works by i.a. Miró, Dalí, Picasso, Gaudí. Catalonia will be illuminated both from a historical and from a cultural and artistic perspective.

The lecture provides an overview of the city's history, its art (Miró, Picasso and Dalí), architecture (Gaudí, Calatrava, Foster) and literature (Cathedral of the Sea, Shadow of the Wind), but also touches on topics such as Catalanism, local gourmet and music.

Barcelona Gothic Quarter -
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter - the royal palace is one of the most important buildings from the middle ages

3. The cathedral of the sea

A webinar on medieval Barcelona and the construction of one of the most beautiful churches in Europe

During Barcelona's heyday in the 14th century, the city became an important sea power together with cities like Genoa and Venice.

The 14th century meant the culmination of a period of expansion, wealth and cultural flourishing, beginning under the Catalan king Jaume I and with the expansion into the Mediterranean enormous wealth came to Barcelona. This wealth could be used for the construction of several unusual architectural works. The Cathedral of the Sea is the jewel in the crown - it is an extraordinary architectural achievement that can still be admired today in Barcelona's Borne district, not far from the Rambla.

This online lecture takes you on a journey back to Barcelona's heyday and tells the story of Barcelona's expansions during the 13th and 14th centuries, how the Gothic style influenced lokal architecture and made it possible to make churches both bigger, wider and brighter. In addition to the Cathedral of the Sea, the webinar will focus on buildings like Santa María del Pi, the townhall, the La Seu Cathedral, but also modern churches such as Antoni Gaudí's La Sagrada Family.

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Barcelona Gothic Quarter -
Santa María del Mar - an impreeive gothic church in Barcelona, Spain