Casa Masó

Casa Masó, Girona: Hours, Address, Casa Masó Reviews: 4.5/5

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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Foundation is a non-profit-making body set up in 2006, is responsible for the conservation and the visitor management of Masó House, the Foundation also promotes research, conservation, and dissemination of Masó’s works and of Catalan Noucentisme in general. It also organizes exhibitions, publications, and educational activities for all ages in order to build awareness of the importance of architecture and urban planning for people and society at large.
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Henry I
Sharon, VT197 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
Visit the home of Rafael Maso, the Modernist, Art Nouveau, and entirely humanist architect. If you have wandered the Gaudi trail in Barcelona, then you can take a deep breath, calm down and see a more measured Modernist treatment of this artist's own home. The details are just enough to add whimsey and elegance without it being a circus. You can imagine real people living in a real time. You can see the effect of the Spanish Civil War through the interpretive tour by a well informed guide. This is a must see. And a must be organized! Call for a reservation!
Written November 14, 2013
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Jud1952
Nottingham, UK53 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We stumbled upon this whilst strolling through the old town. It is only open by pre booking a tour, which we did through a friendly guy at the tourist information. The house is incredible, influences of Arts and Crafts movement and the girl who showed us around gave us a wonderful insight into Rafael Maso, his family and this incredibly beautiful apartment.
Written October 7, 2017
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CraigerPhilly
Philadelphia, PA54 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
If you are a traveler who enjoys art, history, etc. then please do NOT miss visiting Casa Maso. This property is beautifully preserved with all of the family's furniture, art, and household goods still in place; it's a rare look into the family life albeit a well-to-do family of the era.
We bought tickets in the late AM for a 1 PM tour; the docent was excellent, spoke in English and was eager to answer any questions.
Written September 17, 2013
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515Andrea
UK2 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
I would have loved to see this but didn't book before I arrived. Big mistake. Booking in advance is essential. It looked great from the outside!!
Written July 25, 2013
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PortlandLuv2Travel
Portland, OR216 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
An interesting tour of a home where architect Rafael Maso lived. He was an admirer of Antoni Gaudi , but as a student in Barcelona, he joined a group of artists and writers who were to forge Noucentisme, the movement that developed as an alternative to Modernisme. The tour is informative, inexpensive, and you are allowed to see two floors. The other floors are rented out to tenants, so they are off limits. You can sign up for an English tour.
Written July 11, 2017
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London_UKWanderer
Colney Hatch, UK33 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Worth seeing if you have an interest in architecture, interior design or history or just like poking around in other people's homes. Booking for tour required via email but very quick response. Lovely knowledgeable guide who spoke excellent English. One gets to see the lower floors laid out at the time Masó and his extended family lived in the house in the early 20th century. Also well displayed are photos of buildings Masó designed along with the beautiful hand drawn architectural plans.
Written October 13, 2018
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inoble
Leeds, UK857 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
A great museum that can be easily missed on Carrer de les Ballesteries. Access is via guided tour only which needs to be booked ahead online. Unfortunately this isn't the most reliable method as we emailed two requests on consecutive days at about 12MD each with no reply. Eventually we just went along but the last English tour for the day had finished. However the lady on reception couldn't have been more helpful as the only tour left was in Spanish (no hablamos español), however, she gave us some English written information to take around with the tour and made sure we knew what was going on in each room. We're very grateful to her as this was an amazing insight into an upper class Gironan family house of early last century and also an architecture and design movement very similar to Arts & Crafts. We were seeing very heavy Charles Rennie Mackintosh influences everywhere but with a Catalan twist. I highly recommend finding this place and if you have trouble booking try to drop in or phone them, you won't be disappointed. Finally, keep your ticket as it will get you half price admissuon to Gironas other museums.
Written August 5, 2017
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Rebrites
Spain177 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I'm a great architecture buff, so this little house was a delight to find, very worth the extra trouble to book ahead.
Here is a unique look at the Catalan "take" on the Arts & Crafts/Modernism movement of the early 20th century., it opens your eyes to the wonderful buildings that pepper the streets of Girona. Beautiful glass, ironwork, wood, ceramic tiles, and sunlight imaginatively combined by a minor genius, preserved here for us all to enjoy.
Please note: House tours are difficult to manage; spaces are small, visitor needs are widely varied, and so much of the things on show are un-touchable and cramped. Small children don't handle this well; people with limited mobility may have a hard time with the steep stairways.
Written July 8, 2017
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Patricia D
Belfast, UK4 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
I am very interested in architecture so really wanted to visit this house. Unfortunately the only tours on the day I visited were in Catalan but I took one anyway. It was most interesting and worthwhile visit but I thought the guide rather mean spirited as there were only 2 other people on the tour and she did not translate one word or give me any information at all- rather poor customer service especially as she knew that I had come all the way from N Ireland. This does not give tourists a good feeling of welcome.
Written June 18, 2013
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Sian N
64 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Well worth a visit. The story of the family and the architecture and furniture are fascinating. Quite a mix of styles. Tour needs to be booked in advance, though I was lucky enough to walk past and find one about to start. No access unless on pre booked tour.
Written October 6, 2019
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