Treasures of Barcelona: From Gothic to Gaudi and Beyond

The ICAA is pleased to partner with Indagare to present a special tour of Barcelona. From some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world and sprawling Gothic churches, to the works of Gaudi and Dali, Barcelona is an art and design lover's paradise. On this special journey, participants will be granted access to Barcelona's finest private homes and art collections and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to such iconic monuments and sites as La Sagrada FamiliaPúbol Castle, La Pedrera, Còlonia Güell, La Basílica de Santa María del Mar, and much more. The itinerary also includes visits to historic neighborhoods and provinces surrounding Barcelona, including Girona, Pedralbes, and Tibidabo. Along the way, the group will explore the city's top restaurants and galleries as well as meet with artists, collectors, and other influential Barcelona insiders who will open their private homes, studios, and art collections. 

This tour is arranged by Indagare. For further information and to register, please contact [email protected], call 212-988-2611, or visit Indagare's website.

 Please note that a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this travel program. All travel program participants have the opportunity to receive a complimentary Individual level membership for one year to the ICAA.

Santa Maria de Pedralbes

Participants will visit the residential Barcelona neighborhood, Pedralbes, which includes a tour of the royal monastery Santa Maria de Pedralbes and its beautiful Gothic cloister. 

El Conventet

In Pedralbes, the group will visit El Conventet, a private medieval convent that was converted into a beautiful villa, which includes an extensive private art collection of Romanesque and Gothic paintings and sculptures as well as 19th and 20th Century works by Picasso, Ramon Casas, Isidre Nonell, Santiago Rusiñol, and much more. 

Private Home in Tibidabo

Participants will enjoy cocktails and dinner at a private home in the Tibidabo neighborhood of Barcelona, which features an impressive private art collection. 

La Sagrada Familia

Featured on this program is a VIP tour of iconic La Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí. Over 100 years in the making, the unfinished church is finally nearing the ultimate stages of its construction. 

Private Home of Güell Family

Participants will enjoy drinks at the private home of some of the members of the Güell Family, who commissioned many of Gaudí's works. 

Santa Maria del Mar

The tour includes a visit to Santa Maria del Mar, a 14th Century Gothic church that is one of the most iconic monuments in Barcelona. 

Foto Colectania

The tour features a visit to the Foto Colectania, a private foundation that houses the photography collection of Mario Rotllán, whose holdings include the Roda winery in Rioja. Of particular note during this visit will be a selection of architectural photos of the city.


Participants will experience an architectural tour of Montjuic, located on the outskirts of Barcelona. 

Museum of Catalán Art 

The tour features a special guided visit to the Museum of Catalán Art (MNAC), which includes a collection of Romanesque paintings and architecture. 


Participants will tour the Roman town of Girona, located 90 minutes outside of Barcelona. Here, the group will visit the private foundation of renowned jewelry designer Elsa Peretti in the village of Sant Martì Vell. Peretti is largely responsible for the restoration of the village. 

Private Manor Country Home (Masía) in Girona

The tour includes lunch at a private manor country home (masía) in Girona, which features an impressive art collection and a garden by Fernando Caruncho. 

Círculo Ecuestre

At the conclusion of the tour is a festive farewell dinner at  Círculo Ecuestre, one of Barcelona's most exclusive private clubs, founded in 1856. 

What’s included

  • A five-night stay at the beautiful and historic Majestic Hotel Barcelona located on the Passeig de Gràcia.
  • All meals and beverages as included in the itinerary.
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions, as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout Barcelona, as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Expert guides throughout the tour. 
Double Occupancy
May 30 - June 4, 2019
Single Occupancy
May 30 - June 4, 2019


How do I register for an ICAA travel program?

If you would like to register, you may contact the travel operator organizing the program. Please note that a $500 donation per person to the ICAA is required in order to participate in each travel program. The contact information for ICAA tour operators is included on individual travel pages. Kindly note that the ICAA works with three different consultants for program offerings. If you are unsure which travel consultant to contact for a given program, you may email [email protected] or call 212-730-9646 x109

What does the required $500 donation fund?

Your $500 donation helps to further the ICAA’s goal of advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts by supporting its varied educational programs, including continuing education courses, college workshops, the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, New Heights, and many more.

Am I required to pay a $500 donation for each travel program I register for?

Yes, a donation of $500 to the ICAA is required for each travel program you register for. The donation is required for each person attending a tour.

How do I make my $500 donation to the ICAA?

You can make your $500 donation to the ICAA online, or you can download, complete, and mail this form to the ICAA. You can alternatively fax a copy to 212-730-9649. You may also call 212-730-9646 x109 or email [email protected] to make a donation. Donations must be made separately from the registration fee.

Do I have to be a member of the ICAA to participate in an ICAA travel program?

No, membership is not required to attend an ICAA travel program. However, complimentary Individual membership to the ICAA is included with your $500 required donation.

I don’t see the full itinerary for the tour I am interested in. When will it be released?

For more information, contact [email protected] or 646-963-2234. Due to the exclusive nature of our tours, some private locations or visits may be omitted from the ICAA's website.

What kinds of trips does the ICAA offer?

Over the past several years, the ICAA has travelled to destinations including Paris; Andalusia; Atlanta; Barbados; South Africa; Chicago; the Netherlands and Belgium; Scotland; the French Riviera; Morocco; the Italian Lake Region; Charlottesville; Naples; and New Delhi, among many other locations. The ICAA is always looking to diversify its travel offerings. If you have a suggestion or location you would like to see added, please email [email protected]