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Rarely is an architect so closely identified with a city as Catalan master of Art Nouveau Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) is with Barcelona. Discover Gaudí’s most important masterpieces, from the soaring spires of La Sagrada Família to the undulating curves of Park Güell and Casa Batlló.
Start with the new and unique 4D Space in Barcelona dedicated to the Catalan artist. Discover what lies behind Gaudi’s innovative architectural language and how nature inspired his creations through surround sound, active stereoscopic vision, and moving seats with special effects!
Next stop is Park Güell, a garden built between 1900-1914. The architect’s signature touches can be found everywhere in the park, from the whimsical shape of the cast-iron benches and porticoes, to the stunning mosaic work. Afterwards, embark on a guided tour of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Família. Designed in 1883, this awe-inspiring building boasts three massive spires yet lacks complete walls or a roof. Construction is currently being completed on La Sagrada Família by Gaudí’s collaborators. Here take in views of the church’s features, including the nativity façade, the flamboyant spires, and the modern stained-glass windows. Pay a visit to the Gaudí Museum, located on the church’s lower level, to learn more about the architect’s life and achievements.
Finish up by traveling down Passeig de Gràcia, a wide boulevard lined with some of the Barcelona’s most celebrated Art Nouveau buildings. Stop at La Pedrera (Catalan for “the quarry”), one of Gaudí’s most famous works and the last secular building he designed, and Casa Batlló (known locally as Casa dels ossos – House of Bones), a Modernist-style building restored by Gaudí.
“This program is a MUST, I would definitely recommend it to anyone! You learn so much about Gaudi and his amazing master pieces without having to worry about figuring out ticket information.” – Monique C. Fall 2017 Student Voyager