Treasures of Barcelona: From Gothic to Gaudi and Beyond
May 30 - June 4, 2019
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 Familia, Púbol 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.