1. Barcelona: Gaudí's Bellesguard Tower with Optional Tour
Explore the last treasure of Antoni Gaudí to be recently opened to the public. Inspired by the medieval castle of Martin I, the last king of Barcelona, Gaudí combined Modernist and Gothic conventions, resurrecting the remains of the medieval palace which can still be seen in the garden. The monument offers bother an audio guide tour for those on a stricter budget, and a guided tour with a live professional for those interested in something more comprehensive. Bellesguard's history bears a close relationship to Catalonia's, with the many historical events that happened on the grounds motivating Gaudí to erect one of his most personal, symbolic, and fascinating monuments. As with the Colonia Güell, the architect implemented original design solutions that he would later develop in the construction of his renowned Sagrada Familia.