Language
English
Duration
1 h 30 min
Free! cancellation up to 24h

Highlights

  • Casa Vicens was built as a summer home between 1883 and 1885.
  • In Casa Vicens, Gaudí recreated the figurative worlds that were fashionable at the time, but in a highly personal way.
  • Casa Vicens thus became one of the first examples of the aesthetic renewal of art and architecture which was taking place all around Europe in the late 19th century.

Description

Discover with a guided tour of Casa Vicens, the first house built by Antoni Gaudí, an innovative and original work that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This guided tour will take you to know the first house built by Antoni Gaudí, a house with an unusual oriental and Mudejar aroma, covered with spectacular green and white tiles. The building is the prelude to Gaudi’s body of work and hints at the future Art Nouveau (Modernisme) in Catalonia.

Casa Vicens was built as a summer home between 1883 and 1885; it was designed by the 31-year-old Gaudí for Manel Vicens i Montaner (1836-1895), a broker-dealer. It is Gaudí’s first building in Barcelona where he was able to display his enormous talent.

In Casa Vicens, Gaudí recreated the figurative worlds that were fashionable at the time, but in a highly personal way. The house is built following Catalan construction traditions, which the architect interpreted in unexpected ways, while he also incorporated decorative and symbolic elements, also in his highly personal way. As a whole, it heralds and displays the creative freedom that would become the hallmark of his entire future oeuvre.

In addition to being one of the starting points of Gaudí’s career, the architect created an innovative, original work in Casa Vicens which is different to anything that had been built in Catalonia before it. Casa Vicens thus became one of the first examples of the aesthetic renewal of art and architecture which was taking place all around Europe in the late 19th century.

It is the eighth building in Barcelona listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last to be opened to the public.

The visit ends at Casa Vicens. Staying on your own in the quiet neighborhood of Gracia which is well connected with public transport.

Included

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual official guide.
  • Entrance and guided visit to Casa Vicens.

Not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Other services not specified.
  • Transfer from Casa Vicens to city center.

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COVID-19 Measures

  • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.

Additional details

  • Please be aware that is a walking tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • This tour is bilingual.
  • Cancellation

    Free! cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity with 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

    Starting point

    Balmes 5, Barcelona. All details of meeting point will indicate on your voucher.
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