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Exclusive Casa Vicens Guided Tour: First Gaudí House and Park Güell Skip the Line

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Get to know the first house that Gaudí designed in the city of Barcelona with this exclusive visit to Casa Vicens. During this guided tour you will meet an unusual Gaudí, since this work shows oriental and Mudejar influences. However, in many of its ornamental aspects we can say that it was the beginning to what would be Modernism in Catalonia. Enjoy with us a guided tour of the incredible Park Güell. We will visit every corner of this site. With the explanations of our guides you will learn about the history of its creation and you will discover all the secrets that the park hides!

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.

Included

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Transfer from Casa Vicens to Park Güell.
  • Tickets and guided visit to Casa Vicens and Park Güell.

Excluded

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

Please Note

  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Starting Time: 09:15 AM / Check-in Time: 09:00 AM
  • Please be aware that is a walking tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • This tour is monolingual.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.

Restrictions

  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Casa Vicens, Carrer de les Carolines, 20, Barcelona and ends at Park Güell
  • Print your voucher and give it to your guide. E-voucher accepted.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 93 317 64 54 / [email protected]
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show

Casa Vicens opens its doors exclusively for us. Built in 1883-1888 this house is located in the heart of the Gràcia quarter, which at the time was an independent town from the city. During the second part of the XIX century and in the middle of the industrial growing, Barcelona lived the demolition of the medieval walls. As a result the city began to grow up following a reticular shape named Enlargement (Eixample). That’s the reason why the old town of Barcelona was unite to other surrounding villages, as for example Gràcia. In the middle of this busy context Gaudí developed his first important project, Casa Vicens.

During this early guided tour you will discover a different Gaudí style. In fact, this house has an unusual oriental and mudéjar aroma, but in some ways was ahead of the modernism style in Catalonia. This the eighth building in the city listed World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Located at the upper part of Barcelona with incredible views of the city, we 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. We will 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 our guides.

The tour ends at Park Güell.

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