Casa Vicens

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Barcelona: Gaudi's Casa Vicens Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

1. Barcelona: Gaudi's Casa Vicens Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Visit Casa Vicens, the first house of Gaudí, and the first important work by the architect. This was the work that marked his point of departure, an architectural gem which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.  Constructed between 1883 and 1885 by order of Mr. Manuel Vicens, Casa Vicens is one of the first masterpieces of Modernism, and an anticipation of the later work of Gaudí.  Originally, it was projected as a holiday home with a garden, in which geometric shapes and rich ornamentation, inspired by the surrounding vegetation, are present both in the exterior of the house and in the different interior spaces. This skip-the-line ticket allows you priority entrance and access to the whole complex. 

Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

2. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona Explorer Pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour (R) • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour (R) • Casa Batlló • Mirador Torre Glòries Skydeck • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour (R) • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour (R) • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included (R) • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour (R) • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour (R) • Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour (R) • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (R) • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past (R) • Barcelona Markets Tour: Boquería, Tastings and More (R) • Palau Güell and the Boquería Market Tour • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery (R) • Escape Hunt Barcelona • Montjuïc Walking Tour: The Magical Side of Barcelona (R) Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum Barcelona • Museu de la Música • Barcelona Wax Museum • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - back in spring) (R) Reservations required in advance Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable. Make sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Barcelona: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló Tour

3. Barcelona: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló Tour

Take a complete guided tour of Gaudí’s work and visit three of his residential works in Barcelona. See the Casa Batlló, skip long lines to wander around Park Guell, and embark on a thorough exploration of La Sagrada Família. You will start with the first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property. Enter ahead of the morning crowds and discover the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is a roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona. Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. The part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. You will also visit Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera and Casa Vincensduring the tour. Continue to the La Sagrada Família, with a skip-the-line ticket and an expert on hand to guide your experience. Spend 1-hour exploring almost every corner of the church. Meanwhile, private transport between sites means you will cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own. Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.

Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

Explore Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí on a 2.5-hour tour by e-bike. Meet by the Arc de Triomf and admire its neo-Mudéjar style before going into the Parc de la Ciutadella to see the Italian-inspired fountain with possible contributions by a young Gaudí. Then, head to the colorful Born district, once a seaside resort for the medieval aristocracy. Visit Casa Calvet, designed by Gaudí and declared a Place of Cultural Interest in 1969. Move on to the modern quarter of Grácia and immerse yourself in its unique Catalan Modernism style. See buildings of extraordinary designs, such as the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.  Weave your way through Vila de Grácia, Barcelona's coolest suburb and its true administrative and commercial center. Admire the 33-meter tall bell tower, crowned with the famous bell of the "Marieta." Get brilliant views of Casa Vicens, considered one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement and the first house designed by Gaudí. Journey along Passeig de Sant Joan to reach the astonishing Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished basilica, under construction since 1883. Take in the views of the spires and facades of what many call Gaudí's masterpiece and a jewel in Barcelona’s architectural crown. Return to the starting point to drop off your bikes at the end of the tour. 

Casa Vicens: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket with an ice cream

5. Casa Vicens: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket with an ice cream

Pre-book your skip-the-line entry ticket to Casa Vicens and trace Antoni Gaudí’s artistic trajectory at Gaudí’s first house and the architect’s first important work. Capture the feeling of summer in the gardens as you savor a delicious artisan mango ice cream in the cafe. Arrive at Casa Vicens and enjoy the convenience of entering via priority entry. As you explore the interior, learn about the construction of one of the first masterpieces of Catalan Modernism. Gain insights into how Casa Vicens anticipated Gaudí’s later works and was a vivid example of the currents of aesthetic revival traversing across Europe at the end of the 19th century. Discover how this architectural jewel became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. During your visit, head out to the gardens for some fresh air and an ice cream. Round off your visit with a delicious artisan mango ice cream.

Barcelona: Gaudi's Casa Vicens Guided Tour

6. Barcelona: Gaudi's Casa Vicens Guided Tour

Discover Casa Vicens, the first masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí that sowed the seeds of his later works. On a tour led by an in-house expert, you will discover and learn more about the innovative language Gaudí used in the structural, decorative, and symbolic elements in each space. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summerhouse for the Vicens family, Casa Vicens showcases Gaudí’s unparalleled talent. As part of a small group personalized tour, you will learn more about Gaudí in this building that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. After the tour, you’ll be free to wander around the house at your own pace as long as you like to admire every nook and cranny of this first masterpiece of the Modernism movement.

Gaudi's houses: Casa Mila Casa & Vicens skip-the-line ticket

7. Gaudi's houses: Casa Mila Casa & Vicens skip-the-line ticket

The tour begins in the central Raval Quarter with a visit to Palau Guell, one of the Gaudí’s first important commissions. Explore this peculiar urban palace before taking a stroll through the garden of the famous medieval Hospital of Santa Creu, where Gaudí died tragically in 1926.   Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a beautiful example of Catalan Modernism, a style adopted by the Catalan bourgeoisie and Gaudí himself. Marvel at the facades of Casa Batlló while its history comes to life with the help of an experienced guide. Continue down the  Passeig de Gràcia to La Manzana de la Discordia, a block known for having works by four of Barcelona’s most important Modernista architects.   Skip-the-line at the Casa Mila and explore the many rooms and stunning terrace with an audio guide in your language. After the 3-hour private tour, a local guide brings you a short subway ride away to Casa Vicens, where visitors enjoy skip-the-line tickets and have one hour to explore this unique property which until quite recently was closed to the public. Witness the work of Antoni Gaudí come alive and learn the history of Barcelona in this private 4-hour tour, tailored to each traveler’s needs and interests.

Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

8. Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

Discover Barcelona's beautiful sights while cruising on a sidecar motorcycle driven by private guide. Visit the essential landmarks, including the Columbus Monument, Ciutadella Park, Plaza España, Palau Nacional, Montjuic Hill & viewpoints, Olympic Stadium, Old Port and Barcelona Beach. Explore the historic streets of the medieval district of El Born and also see the Arc de Triomf, Passeig de Gracia and the La Rambla promenade.See Barcelona's UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá, and Casa Battló, with the opportunity to stop off and take pictures. On the extended tour, see Barcelona's many UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sant Pau Hospital, Park Güell, and Casa Vicens. Enjoy a beautiful ride through the charming neighborhood of Garcia. As you ride along, your guide will share information about the landmarks and Mediterranean culture. Ask questions via wireless communication devices in your helmets.

Barcelona: Sagrada Família and Gaudí Houses Tour

9. Barcelona: Sagrada Família and Gaudí Houses Tour

If you don’t have much time in the city, this is an excellent solution to discover the most amazing architecture in a full day tour of Barcelona: with this Gaudi-themed itinerary, you will save time and money! In just one day, you will visit the most spectacular buildings of Barcelona and you will explore Casa Vicens, Casa Milà and Sagrada Familia with a fast-track ticket included. Get ready to enjoy a full day tour in Barcelona in English, Japanese, Korean or Chinese. The tour is split into morning and afternoon: Meet your guide early in the morning next to Casa Vicens to start off with the first commission that Gaudí received as a young architect. The oriental influences already tell much about the genius he would grow into! Then, walk down the Gràcia neighborhood into the Eixample. In the Modernista area, you'll see the facades of Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó Morera and the magnificent Casa Batlló. Finally, you will get a skip-the-line ticket to enter Casa Milà and see the full picture; the tenant's apartment, the inner courtyards, the attic and the famous rooftop with solider-shaped chimneys. After Casa Milà, you'll have some free time to have lunch before regrouping in from of Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. This is the meeting point for the second part of the tour, which will take you to Sagrada Familia also with a fast-track ticket and an audioguide to visit the temple at your own pace. During the day, the guide will explain the life of Gaudí and put it in context so that you can understand what he meant to the Barcelona we know today. The Sagrada Familia is usually fully booked several days in advance. We recommend you to book early to make sure you get a space in the tour!

Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour of Gaudi's Lesser-Known Art

10. Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour of Gaudi's Lesser-Known Art

Discover, the most unknown works, not less beautiful, of the incredible architect Gaudi in a Full-Day Private Tour. Amazing buildings, not so popular but very important, to be admired outside the tourist horde. Relax and let yourself be taken by car by your private guide, who will pick you up at the door of your hotel, to Colonia Güell, on the periphery of Barcelona. Explore with your local guide a town, lost in time, that was a factory complex for 19th-century workers, with marvelous Modernist buildings, and its important crypt, whose design served as an experiment to build the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy a stop for lunch in the restaurant of the town Visit the beautiful Bellesguard Towers and its fascinating gardens with your skip-the-line tickets. Let yourself be transported back in time in a building that blends the old Neo-Gothic style with Catalan Modernism Last Stop: Explore with your skip the line tickets, Casa Vicens, the first house designed by a young Gaudi, recently opened to the public, therefore not so much visited, but one of the most spectacular works of the famous architect. Your private guide will give you a brief introduction from the outside and give you your tickets with audioguide in your language so you can explore at your own pace. If you already know Gaudi's most visited works, don't miss the opportunity to learn more about his work, visiting an entire village and two magnificent houses, in this spectacular Full-Day Tour. Private, just you and your guide.

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What people are saying about Casa Vicens

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4.8 / 5

based on 665 reviews

Just the best tour in Barcelona! Monserrat (our tour guide) could not have been better; and she was so patient with some who asked the same questions she had already answered many times:). If you re interested in Gaudí this is the one to take. And if you’re not, you probably will be after this. Magnificent if I could give 6 stars I would! (If there’s one thing to change it would be adding the interior visit of Guadis house, since we were already at Guell Park ;)

This was an amazing tour! Our guide Ali (sp?), an art historian, was full of information about history, art, architecture, Barcelona, and more. The bus between sites was a huge plus. I don't think it would be possible to see all we did if we tried to do this on our own, and besides, I learned SO much by taking this tour. Highly recommend!

We felt we had the best tour guide in the city! Oliver was so engaging, considerate, and informative as he kindly guided us through the city, opening our eyes to how much Gaudi’s work meant to Barcelona and its history… up to our present day. Loved it!

Best way to see Barcelona. Great value of money and very easy to use! Would definitely book again if available in other locations!

Knowledgeable guide and good coverage of everything Gaudi.