Casa Vicens + Casa Batlló
We invite you to discover the greatest exponent of Catalan Art Nouveau, Antoni Gaudí, by taking an upclose, intimate look at two of his most paradigmatic buildings.
Starting from Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first major commission built at the time that Art Nouveau begins to emerge in Barcelona, we explore the architect’s early work and familiarise ourselves with the central features of his architecture, which he will further develop over the years.
Join us to discover the essence and evolution of Antoni Gaudí’s work by taking an in-depth look at both Casa Vicens, first masterpiece and prelude to his later work, and Casa Batlló, probably the most imaginative creation of the brilliant architect
On the example of Casa Batlló, undoubtedly one of the most ingenious buildings of Catalan Art Nouveau, we analyse the history and typology of a representative bourgeois townhouse in Barcelona´s Modernista district L’Eixample.
In the course of this surprising journey through Gaudí’s work, you will not only gain a comprehensive insight into the world of ideas and forms of the brilliant architect, but also into the historical and socio-cultural context of a city in transition at the turn of the century.
Who will be guiding you through Casa Vicens and Casa Batlló?
A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):
- We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
- We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
- We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.
Selection of projects included in the tour
Inside visit Casa Vicens | Antoni Gaudí | Elias Torres, José A. Martínez Lapeña, David García
Inside visit Casa Batlló | Antoni Gaudí
Duration: Half-day tour
Transport: by foot, public transport or private bus
Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations
Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch
Max participants: 10 pax/group