Visit the Casa Vicens in Barcelona: the first Gaudi buildingIncluding a walk in the neighborhood of Gracia and a mosaic workshop
Arts and Crafts
Visit the Casa Vicens by Gaudi in english
In November 2017, after nearly four years of renovation the Casa Vicens in Barcelona has opened its doors. For the first time, we can admire the architecture of a young Antoni Gaudi. In fact, this is his first solo project. Casa Vicens was the first building designed by Gaudí in its entirety.
La Casa Vicens is located in the Gracia district. That’s why we offer a stroll to explore the area and considering that the mosaic is very important in the work of Gaudí, also we offer a workshop to learn the trade.
How is the visit to Casa Vicens by Gaudi?
First, let’s walk around the neighborhood of Gracia to discover its uniqueness. This is a trendy neighborhood right now where we find nice shops, authentic markets and a unique urban planning. In fact, until 1897, Grace was a town near Barcelona where the bourgeoisie of the city spent summers. During the walk, you will discover squares full of stories and characters and anecdotes that have marked the history of Gracia. And all this on a personal and unique tour of the hand of your private guide in Barcelona.
After the stroll around the Gracia district you will visit the Casa Vicens with a great wealth of detail. We call the house of the textures. During the tour you will discover why.
Should I buy tickets in advance?
In order to avoid problems of capacity, we will buy tickets in advance. During the booking process, entries are added to the final bill. You have nothing else to do, we we will take care of it.
During the visit to Casa Vicens by Gaudi, the models will unveil you the original project and the size of the garden and a walk inside the house will show how Gaudi was a genius. Materials, artistic techniques and the distribution of the rooms reveal an architect with great practical vision. The living room, the gallery and the smoking lounge are part of this fantastic journey. The icing on the cake of this visit of the Casa Vicens in Barcelona is a walk to the roof where we will find the first chimneys made by Gaudi, something that has almost become his signature.
How is the mosaic of activity in Barcelona?
After visiting the Casa Vicens in Barcelona and after having discovered and admired his decorative technique, Livia Garreta awaits us in her study. This is where the mosaic activity takes place and where you will experience the life of a craftsman’s hand. Livia is a mosaic artist-master artisan who has worked on the restoration of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings. Beyond knowing the technique, its history and its relationship to Gaudí and the city, you will leave with a souvenir made with your own hands. This is the reason why this tour is ideal for families and groups of friends wishing to have a cultural and artistic tour.¿Great, isn’t it?
Price per group (1-6 people)
- A Private Tour Guide just for you and your party. You won’t be sharing your guide with strangers.
- The VAT is included in the price as well. We are a 100% legal company.
- The entrance fee to the Casa Vicens (16€ each)
- The ticket to the Mosaic Workshop (30€ each)
- Just click the button Book Now located on the right. This will lead you towards our on-line booking system where you will choose the date, the hour and the number of people in the party.
- The entrance fee to the Casa Vicens as well as the ticket to the Mosaic Workshop will be added at the invoice before the payment.
- Once all the details confirmed, you will be asked for the on-line payment. We use an encrypted system managed by Bookeo.
- Before confirming any booking we strongly advise reading our Terms and Conditions.
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Meeting Point: at your accomodation
Explore the neighborhood fo Gracia
Price: 265€ / price per group (1-6)
If you are traveling with kids, this tour is great for them, specially for teens. All the family will be carried away by the anecdotes and by Gaudi’s universe. Besides, all the explanations are done in a sparkling way, to avoid you to be bored. And thanks to the mosaic workshop you will leave with a souvenir done by yourself!
Are you on a cruise-ship? In this case, the meeting point would be at the Pier. The guide will wait for you at the exit of the ship holding a sign with your name on it. The driver and the vehicle will be there as well in order to start the tour.
Anna was great. We toured with 2 adults and a 13 year old. She answered every question, gave a great overview and knew everything about the cathedral. Her english is excellent and she made learning fun. I would highly recommend to everyone for her vast knowledge of Barcelona and the cathedral.
TIM S. (Australia)
Our tour, just the two of us, my wife and I, was one of our real highlights from Barcelona. Anna, has a wealth of knowledge, she is personable and charming, and we would heartily recommend a tour with her to everyone who loves culture, art, history, architecture and the life of this great city.