The Barcelona Feeling and Mosaiccos have created a truly unique experience: Feel like Gaudí. Get to know the greatest Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, and the modernism movement during a two hours walk. Have your hands-on workshop in Angelika Heinbach´s workshop Mosaiccos where you will create your personal souvenir in Gaudí´s technique called “trencadís”.
When Angelika and Christian met during an AirBnB host event they both found out that they share a common passion: Gaudí. So the idea came up to combine forces and create this new unique experience.
While Christian as experienced tour guide will take over the two hours walking tour, Angelika will host the hands-on experience in her workshop in the picturesque neighbourhood El Born.
During the tour the participants will learn about the façades of the residential buildings Casa Mila and Casa Batlló on the grand boulevard of Passeig de Gracia. Questions like: “Why does the roof look like the back of a dragon?” will be answered by Christian. Walking down towards and strolling through the medieval neighbourhood of El Born the focus will be on additional modernism buildings such as the Palau de la Música or the Mercat de Born. During the whole walk you will not miss out on history and legends of Barcelona while discovering its labyrinth of small back alleys.
The walk will lead to Angelika Heinbach´s workshop, Mosaiccos, where participants will learn the revolutionary technique named “TRENCADÍS”. AYou will have found out during the walking tour that this technique can be found on all of Gaudí´s work: using materials such as shards of glass, ceramics or mirrors. After a short introduction Angelika will show the basics of the technique, the handling of the tools and how to create the first personal masterpiece of a Trencadís mosaic such as a photo frame, a coaster or a heart.
This Gaudí experience will leave everyone with an unforgettable memory and a unique reminder of their trip to Barcelona. Feel like Gaudí during this walking tour and the hands-on workshop.
Both Angelika and Christian are very excited about this unique offering in Barcelona.
About Angelika Heinbach and Christian Heide
Angelika: „Originally from Germany, I have been living in Spain for 27 years. When I came to Barcelona, I was impressed by the works of Miró, Dalí, Picasso, and especially the genius of Antonio Gaudí. This made me specialising in the mosaic art and the Trencadís technique offering also classes in my workshop MOSAICCOS in the Born neighbourhood. In 2016 the Catalan President rewarded me with a master craftsman certificate for my skills and being an ambassador and promotor of cultural traditions.”
Christian: „I left Germany 18 years ago. I am an experienced world traveller having visited 40 countries on all continents. When coming to Barcelona I developed a passion for its architecture, the rich history and the many legends that can be found all over the city. Turning my passion into a profession I became tour guide and founded THE BARCELONA FEELING, specialising in Gaudí, off-the-beaten-path and historic walking routes.”