Gaudí to Gehry

October 18-26 2019

9 days | Max 26 guests

Gaudí to Gehry

Visionary Architecture and Design in Modern Spain

Explore Barcelona and Bilbao, two cities renowned for their history and culture, where striking modern architecture stands side-by-side with centuries of tradition.

Synonymous with the work of visionary architect Antoni Gaudí, and once home to the greatest artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, Barcelona pulses with artistic energy born from a rich Catalan heritage. Explore Gaudí’s singular vision, through key buildings including Casa Batlló, La Pedrera (contemporary to Wright’s Prairie masterpiece, the Robie house), and the architect’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. In addition, visit historic and contemporary landmarks including the magnificent Gothic Catedral de Barcelona, and Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona Pavilion.

From Barcelona we travel overland—stopping for a night in the desert— to Bilbao, an important center for international design innovation. The city’s crowning masterpiece is Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum, the spiritual successor to Wright’s 1959 Guggenheim in New York. Works by pivotal modern Spanish architects, including Santiago Calatrava and Juan Coll-Barreu, and international luminaries such as Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid combine to make the city a destination like no other. From Bilbao, tour the picturesque vineyards of La Rioja, and enjoy gourmet cuisine, brilliant wines, and cutting-edge architecture against the backdrop of the majestic Cantabrian Mountains.

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, expert guides, and curator-led tours, immerse yourself in Spanish culture on this inspiring nine-day program.

$8,295 per person, double occupancy
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Members: $7,695 per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,095
International airfare not included

Full Itinerary

Destinations

Journey Includes

9 Days

Seven nights’ accommodation in luxury four- and five-star hotels

21 Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners

13+ Tours

  • Casa Amatller
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Milà
  • Palau della Música
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Barcelona Cathedral (La Seu)
  • Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
  • Museo Nacional de Catalunya
  • Palacio de la Aljaferia
  • La Rioja vineyards
  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Museo de Bellas Artes
  • El Capricho

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  • All events, guides, lectures, entrance fees and curator honorariums
  • A gourmet wine tasting lunch at Bodegas Baigorri
  • All taxes for goods and services
  • All gratuities
  • Transportation by luxury motor coach
  • Porterage of one bag per person

In Your Own Words

As always, the most exciting thing about a Wright Tour is the outstanding guides—true experts in their fields and the insights gained.

Gaudí to Gehry: Visionary Architecture and Design in Modern Spain

Exceeded my hopes and expectations by a long way. I loved the educational side of this trip.

Gaudí to Gehry: Visionary Architecture and Design in Modern Spain

It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. All aspects of planning and execution were handled beautifully. We had so much fun!

Gaudí to Gehry: Visionary Architecture and Design in Modern Spain

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