Casa Vicens Guided Tour
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Casa Vicens Guided Tour

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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.  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.

What is included:

• Air conditioned motor coach (one way only).
• Official bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
• Entrance and guided visit to Casa Vicens.

Meeting point: 

 5th of Balmes St. Barcelona.

Departures:

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 08:45

Please, arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure.