This half-day shared guided tour will take you to the first house built by Antoni Gaudí, Casa Vicens, then bring you to Park Güell. Explore both UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a professional guide. Tour includes transportation between the locations by air-conditioned coach and all entrance fees. Tour departs from a central meeting point in Barcelona.
This guided tour will take you to the first house built by Antoni Gaudí, a house with an unusual facade, covered with spectacular green and white tiles. The building is the prelude to Gaudi’s body of work, and foretells of Art Nouveau in Catalonia. It is thought to be one of the first examples of artistic renewal in Europe. Casa Vicens was designed by the 31-year-old Gaudí and is thought to be the first building in Barcelona where he was truly able to show his talent. Gaudí constructed in a highly personal way. As a whole, it displays the freedom characteristic of his future body of work. It is the eighth building in Barcelona listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last to be opened to the public.
After the tour of Casa Vicens, your guide will accompany you to a coach that will take you to the meeting point of the next tour, so you can explore Park Güell. Park Güell is not to be missed. The park will surprise you in its architecture and design. Created in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudí, it was commissioned by Count Güell, who wanted an elegant estate with family homes. Today it is a public park, and it belongs to the city's heritage. It has been declared a UNESCO’s World heritage site and is just another marvel that awaits you on your visit to Barcelona.
During the visit, enter Park Güell by a big staircase dominated by a dragon, decorated with a mosaic of ceramic tiles in the Catalan style known as trencadís. This dragon is one of the most characteristic images of Barcelona. The park is arranged around a large central square bordered by a snaking trencadís covered bench. Below the square, the roof is supported by Doric columns with paths between them, and viaducts on sloping columns: Gaudí's work, like no other, unites nature and architecture. The tour ends in Park Güell.