Casa Vicens Guided Tour

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.

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.

Don’t miss a thing at this gem of Modernisme with the Casa Vicens guided tour.

Led by one of our in-house experts, you will discover and learn more about the innovative language Gaudí used in the structural, decorative and symbolic elements in each space. As it is a personalised tour, in small groups, you will learn more about Antoni Gaudí and his significance. Because visiting the house not only gives visitors a look at the beginnings of his career but also helps them understand his later work.

You can wander around the house at yout own pace as long as you like to admire every nook and cranny of this first masterpiece of the Modernism movement.

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Departure time:

10:00, 14:30

Accessibility programme:

The building and routes have been adapted with different resources to facilitate and improve visitors’ experience at Casa Vicens. Accessible tour for people with people with reduced mobility.