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  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens Guided Tour

Product ID: 118993
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Discover Casa Vicens, the first house built by Antoni Gaudi and his first architectural masterpiece. Learn about its important role in art history.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 - 3.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Casa Vicens, the first house built by the famous Gaudi
  • Learn about the architectural and artistic movement of Catalonian Modernism
  • Enjoy hearing historical facts from your expert guide
Full description
On this guided tour, explore the first house built by Antoni Gaudi. Discover its unusual oriental and Mudejar atmosphere, covered with spectacular green and white tiles. Built as a summer home between 1883 and 1885, Casa Vicens is a prelude to Gaudi's body of work and hints at the future Art Nouveau in Catalonia.

Explore its symbolic and decorative elements, and learn about how Casa Vicens became one of the first examples of the aesthetic renewal of art and architecture. It's the eighth building in Barcelona listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last to be opened to the public.

Located at the upper part of Barcelona with incredible views of the city, find Park Güell, one of the most emblematic works of the architect Antoni Gaudí. The Park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in the 1984. The original project was meant to be an urbanization, ordered by the catalan entrepreneur Eusebi Güell, it was finally inaugurated as a public park in 1926. In this work Gaudí displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style with the aim to achieve a perfect integration of architecture and nature. Admire how the architect handles one of his favorite techniques, the “trencadís”, omnipresent in all his creations. Be ready to discover all the secrets hidden in this park through the explanations of your guides.
 
Includes
  • Air-conditioned motor coach (one-way only)
  • Entrance and guided visit to Casa Vicens
  • English speaking guide
  • Radio guide system
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer to city center
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Casa Vicens, Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012 Barcelona, Spain.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• The regular tour ends at Casa Vicens
• The tour with the added Park Güell visit ends at Park Güell
• For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people
• The duration of the tour includes transportation to and from the destination
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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 118993