Learn about modernism and the most famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, during a two hours walking tour. Have your personal hands-on experience in Angelika´s workshop MOSAICCOS where you will create your own souvenir in Gaudí´s mosaic style.
What is Modernism and why did it develop? Do you know similar movements in other countries? Why does the roof of Casa Batlló look like the back of a dragon? Christian will answer these questions and more during the walk along the famous Gaudí houses and the old town. Discover additional buildings from that era in the medieval neighbourhood of El Born. Get an introduction to Barcelona’s history and legends while strolling through its labyrinth of little streets.
Trencadís Mosaic Workshop
The walk will lead us to Angelika´s workshop where you will learn the revolutionary technique named “TRENCADIS”. As you will have discovered during the walk, this technique – using materials such as shards of glass, ceramics or mirrors – can be found on all of Gaudí´s work. After a short introduction Angelika will show you the basics of the technique, the handling of the tools and how to create your first masterpiece of a trencadis mosaic such as a magnet or the top of a box.
This Gaudí experience will leave you with an unforgettable memory and a unique reminder of your trip to Barcelona. Feel like Gaudí during this walking tour and the hands-on workshop.
Where we will be
The walking tour will start at the last residential building designed by Gaudí: Casa Mila also known as La Pedrera. Following Passeig de Gracia down towards the historic center we will pass Casa Batlló and turn into El Born. There we will make a stop at another great Modernism building: The Palau de la Música – Barcelona’s famous concert hall. The walk continues through the labyrinth of medieval streets where Christian will explain additional historic buildings. The tour will end in the workshop MOSAICCOS located in the picturesque Assaonadors street.
The activities are appropriate for all ages. For children (3+ years) we offer a special pre-cut mosaic acryl material.