The Gaudí Experiència (in english Gaudí Experience) also known as the ‘G Experiència’, brings together many different elements of Antoni Gaudí’s work in a single space, making it a thematic and interactive centre dedicated to the great architect of Catalan modernism.
What does the Gaudí Experiència offer the visitor?
In spite of the existence of many elements relating to Gaudí’s work, many of them interactive, the highlight of the Gaudí Experience for many is the state-of-the-art 4D projection.
AudioVisual 4D Experience
Although we refer to it as AudioVisual, the background surround-sound audio is actually purely atmospheric sound to complement the film, as opposed to informative explanations – this part of the exhibition is designed more to bring the works to life rather than to inform the visitor (which is explored in other parts of the exhibition).
The 4D film is projected in an auditorium with capacity for 70 people, and the sides are decorated with the scales of a dragon, designed to transport us into the world of Gaudí as soon as we enter the room. So what, you’re asking, actually is the 4D experience? Well, it’s the sum of viewing the film in 3D, plus a variety of effects, such as the movement of the seats, atmospheric sounds, vaporized water and wind, resulting in a complete immersion into Gaudí’s world.
The attraction leads you at high speed through the streets of Barcelona in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stumbling across many of Gaudí’s works along the way that tell a story of… well, we’re not going to spoil the experience by giving any more away – you must go to see it with your own eyes!
Given that the 4D audio-visual experience only lasts 10 minutes, in our view it is expensive at 9€, although there are discounts for children. If your budget allows, we do, however, recommend that it is worth a visit.
Although the 4D Gaudí Experience is recommended for anyone who would like to be entertained whilst being immersed in the universe of Gaudí, it’s especially ideal for families with children, as it’s the younger visitors who seem to enjoy the experience the most. We had a great time there!
Information about the 4D viewing
- ‘Scope’ screen
- 7.1 surround sound with stereoscopic vision
- Moving seats
- Not recommended for:
- The under-6s
- Pregnant women
- People suffering from heart disease
- People with back problems
Gaudí Experiència tickets
Of all the areas that make up the Gaudí Experiència, the only part you actually have to pay for is the 4 Dimension Audiovisual Experience. Even if you choose not to pay to enter this area, you can still access the site, enjoy the exhibition and buy what you need in the shop.
Tickets can be purchased on the door, or online in advance. If you buy them online you will benefit from a 10% discount, as well as being able to choose the date and time of your visit, avoiding any queues that there may be when you arrive. From what we have seen, when we’ve passed by the museum and also when we entered, queues are very rare, but depending on the date and time of day of your visit, it’s possible that queues may form at the busiest times. In any case, you won’t have to wait long as the screenings take place every 15 minutes.
For groups of 10 or more who would like to access the 4D Experience, you will need to book in advance by email, contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. By doing this, you’ll also benefit from a discount on the entry price.
The exhibition space has a multimedia area and huge screens, offering information about the life and work of Antoni Gaudí. Interactive panels enable you to select the information you would like to view, expand or reduce the size of the images that are displayed, as well as being able to listen to explanatory information in any of 9 languages.
Other important elements of the exhibition are the models, which include that of the ‘Sala de les 100 columnes’ (the ‘Room of 100 columns’) and the Salamandra on the steps of Park Güell. Also displayed is the large model in the middle, which is of one of Gaudí’s most ambitious projects that never came to fruition, that of the ‘Hotel Attraction’.
Children are also a big part of the Gaudí Experiència, and there’s a small interactive area that is dedicated to children. There is a pair of interactive screens, in order for children to colour and discover more about some of Gaudí’s most famous works at their leisure, all designed to inspire them and encourage them to find out more.
Before leaving, don’t forget to have your photo taken next to a sculpture of Gaudí himself, sitting on a replica of the iconic benches of Park Güell.
Gift and Souvenir Shop
A large part of the Gaudí Experiència is taken up with the display of many gift items that are all related to the wonderful artist and his work. In the shop you’ll find everything from books about Gaudí and the Catalan modernist style, to replicas of the wooden chairs that furnished the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà, as well as stationery and models of all the most well-known works by Gaudí.
If you’d like to buy a souvenir relating to Gaudí, the G Experiència is a great place to do so, because as well as the wide variety of articles available, you’ll also find that everything is of the best quality, something that often isn’t the case in other souvenir shops.
Photo and video gallery
Located on Carrer Larrard, one of the streets that takes you up to the main entrance of Park Güell, it’s very likely that you’ll pass the Gaudí Experiència either on the way to Park Güell, or on your way back.
c/ (street) Larrard 41, Barcelona.
Winter (1st October to 31st March): from 11:30 to 16:30.
Summer (1st April to 30th September): from 10:30 to 19:00.
* Last audio-visual project takes place 30 minutes before the museum closes..
Closed: 25th December and 6th January.
General Admission:: 9€
Concessions: 7.50€ for under-14s and senior citizens over the age of 65.
School Groups and other groups: call (0034) 932 854 440 or email email@example.com for more information.
Free entry: Children under the age of 10, registered disabled visitors, and holders of the ‘Amics del Temple’ card.