A few minutes walk away from Park Güell is an interactive multimedia centre called the "Gaudí Experience". I went along to the centre one morning to take a look around and learn more about what they have to offer.
|Gaudí 4D Experience multimedia centre|
The centre is dedicated to providing an immersive multimedia experience to help you learn more about Antoni Gaudí and his many works.
When you first enter the Gaudí Experience there is a large room which is accessible to everyone completely free of charge. This area contains interactive multimedia information screens, and models of Gaudí's work.
|Learn all about Gaudí with interactive multimedia screens|
The interactive information screens enable anyone to easily learn more about each of Gaudí's work.
|Multimedia screens are a fun way for kids to learn the facts about Antoni Gaudí|
The menu systems are designed so that you can access the information of interest simply by touching hot spot areas on the screen. Windows then open out to reveal detailed information about the Gaudí subject you are interested in.
The multimedia screens have high resolution photos of Gaudí's work along with detailed information about the photos you are viewing.
You can move screens around with a swipe of your hand and expand or shrink the screens much as you would a photo on a smartphone. This can make it quick and fun to learn more about any of Gaudí's works.
The information is available in 9 languages which you can select before you start. The available languages are:
English, Spanish, Chinese, Catalán, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian.
Some of the Gaudí models are in existance in Barcelona e.g. the "Monumental Centre" in Park Güell. There is also one model of a Gaudí design that was planned for a high rise building in New York but was never actually built.
|A scale model of the Gaudí monumental centre in Park Güell|
The highlight of the Gaudí Experience is the 4D Gaudí show. The show lasts for 10 minutes and is called a 4D show because the moving images are in 3D but you also experience kinaesthetic sensations as your chairs bob and weave in synch with the cinema projection, small jets of compressed air are also sprayed at you at appropriate moments and all this with stereo surround sounds. This show gives you a totally immersive feel.
|An audience enjoying the 4D show at the Gaudí Experience|
The show has scenes of Barcelona streets as they were when Gaudí was alive and you have the feeling of flying through the streets which is quite exhilarating. There were gasps from the audience as the 3D images combined with other kinaesthetic and auditory effects to give the audience a unique experience. You feel you've been transported back into Gaudí's time and get a glimpse of what Barcelona was like then. The theme of the film highlights Gaudí's most famous works including Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Park Güell, set in Barcelona and also features Sant Jordi who saves the day by slaying the dragon.
There are no words actually spoken in the performance therefore it is suitable for visitors of any language.
The 4D performance is sutiable for both adults and kids. It is also popular with school visits to add additional entertainment to the multimedia centre.
However the 4D show is not suitable for:
- Children under 6 years.
- Pregnant women.
- People with heart diseases.
- People suffering from backache.
- Prohibited for children under 4 years.
Unlike the multimedia centre however you would need to pay a small entrance fee to experience the 4D show.
Book your tickets online
The Gaudí Experience provides a fun and entertaining way to learn more about Gaudí and his works and is suitable for people of all ages and languages.
Below you will find the address, contact telephone number opening hours, nearest metro stop, link to the information about the nearest car parking and link to the official website of Gaudí Experience.
Carrer Larrard, 41
08024 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 285 4440
How to get to Gaudí Experience
Metro: Lesseps (Green Line, L3)
Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop
Nearest stop for Gaudí Experience is "Park Güell" with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus
Larrard / Rambla Mercedes: 116
Parc Güell: 24, 92
|01 January||Monday||12:00 Noon - 18:30|
|07 January - 31 March||Monday - Sunday||11:30 - 16:00|
|01 April - 30 September||Monday - Sunday||10:30 - 19:00|
|01 October - 23 December||Monday - Sunday||11:30 - 16:00|
|24 December||Tuesday||10:00 - 15:00|
|26 December - 30 December||Tuesday - Saturday||11:30 - 16:00|
|31 December||Tuesday||10:00 - 15:00|
Multimedia centre: Free
4D Gaudí Show:
Children (less than 14 years): €7.50
Access for people with a disability: wheelchair accessible
Website: Gaudí Experience