More than Gaudí: Tour & Mosaic Workshop

Barcelona, Spain

Experience hosted by Angelika And Christian

3.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Barcelona is more than only Gaudí! Join this combined modernist walking tour and mosaic workshop. Get to know about architectural gems and create your own modernist mosaic - a great souvenir to take home with you!

During the 1,5 hours walk we will make the connection from medieval Catalan history and legends to what inspired modernist architects when designing their magnificent buildings in the late 19th century and early 20th century. From fountains to stone bats – all have a story that we want to tell you! After the walk you will discover details you have not noticed before. You will see the city with different eyes!

The walk will lead us to Angelika´s workshop where you will learn the mosaic technique named “Trencadís”. As you will have discovered during the walk, this technique - using materials such as shards of glass, ceramics or mirrors - can be found on many Catalan Modernism buildings. After a short introduction she will show you the basics, handling of tools and how to create your first masterpiece in ceramics such as a frame, top of a box, heart or square. This will be a great memory to take home!
Other things to note
We will walk in small groups of max. 6 people. In case your group is bigger please contact us!

Please take into consideration that we will have to complete your work and grout it. This means you will be able to pick it up the next day.

Michael and Franziska are our co-hosts for this experience.
Barcelona is more than only Gaudí! Join this combined modernist walking tour and mosaic workshop. Get to know about architectural gems and create your own modernist mosaic - a great souvenir to take home with you!

During the 1,5 hours walk we will make the connection from medieval Catalan history and legends to what inspired modernist architects when designing their magnificent buildings in the late 19th century and early 20th century.…

What's included

  • Equipment
    All workshop tools and materials that are required.

Meet your host, Angelika And Christian

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 4 Reviews
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Angelika: When I came to Barcelona 27 years ago, I was impressed by the works of Gaudí. This made me specialising in mosaic art and offering classes in my workshop in the Born area. In 2016 the Catalan President rewarded me with a master craftsman certificate for my skills, being an ambassador of cultural traditions.

Christian & Michael: When coming to Barcelona 7 years ago we developed a passion for its architecture, rich history and the many legends that can be found all over the city. Turning passion into profession we became tour guides specialising in Gaudí and historic walking routes.
Angelika: When I came to Barcelona 27 years ago, I was impressed by the works of Gaudí. This made me specialising in mosaic art and offering classes in my workshop in the Born area. In 2016 the Catalan President rewarded me with a master craftsman certificate for my skills, being an ambassador of cultural traditions.

Christian & Michael: When coming to Barcelona 7 years ago we developed a passion for its architecture, rich history and the many legends that can be found all over the ci…
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Where you'll be

We will start at the Palau de la Música where you will learn how Catalan Modernism developed. Walking through El Born we will pass buy the Arc de Triomf and walk down to the Park of the Citadelle. On the way we will admire the modernist electricity works. The market hall of El Born will be the last stop before we enter the workshop of Angelika.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Katje
January 2020
Thank you very much Angelika and Christian ! I had the best time with you, i really enjoyed the walk and learned so many new and interesting things! It was such a unique and wonderful experience to do my own mosaic art after the tour. I really felt so welcomed during the whole experience and will never forget this. Thank you Angelika&Christian for the great time!
Thank you very much Angelika and Christian ! I had the best time with you, i really enjoyed the walk and learned so many new and interesting things! It was such a unique and wonder…
Mark
October 2019
I especially enjoyed working on the mosaic. It was new for me and all the people in the shop we friendly and very helpful.
Bärbel
September 2019
Großartiger Spaziergang mit Christian, der uns das Thema Gaudí und Modernisme klasse näher gebracht hat. Die vielen Legenden und Anekdoten waren einfach spannend und toll von ihm erzählt. Der Workshop bei Angelika war fantastisch. Innerhalb einer Stunde konnte ich ein kleines Souvenir erstellen und mir wurde bewusst, welche Meisterleistungen Gaudí & Co. vollbracht haben. Empfehlenswerte Erfahrung!
Großartiger Spaziergang mit Christian, der uns das Thema Gaudí und Modernisme klasse näher gebracht hat. Die vielen Legenden und Anekdoten waren einfach spannend und toll von ihm e…
Oleksii
June 2019
This was a great way to experience Gaudí in Barcelona. Christian gave great insights into the work of the architect and his contemporaries. I loved how he connected Modernism, architecture and the many local legends that inspired the artists. His thorough explanations of the façades of Casa Battlo and Casa Mila made history really come alive! Afterwards, Angelika welcomed us to her mosaic workshop where I could create my own souvenir to take home. It was a lot of fun and you really understand afterwards what Gaudí created and how much work it must have been. Fantastic combination and absolutely to be recommended!
This was a great way to experience Gaudí in Barcelona. Christian gave great insights into the work of the architect and his contemporaries. I loved how he connected Modernism, arch…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Wear comfortable shoes for a walk of 2 hours