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Casa Vicens - Gaudí's First Building

Goudí's First House is Different than his Later Works - Book the Tickets for the Admission Here

Discover Casa Vicens, the hitherto unknown work of Gaudí. It was hidden in the narrow streets of the district of Grácia for decades. Now it opened its doors to visitors for the first time. The house is considered a pioneer of the "Modernisme". It was designed between 1883-1885 as a colorful summer residence for the family Vicens.
You will receive tickets for the admission to the building.

Highlights Casa Vicens

  • Admission to Antoni Gaudí's first building
  • No determination of time necessary
  • Wonderfully restored and impressive building
  • Admission to Casa Vicens
  • Both floors of the house, the roof and the garden can be visited
  • You can go inside during the opening hours whenever you would like to, no prior time setting necessary

Opening hours October 15, 2018 to March 31,2019

  • Monday from 10.00 to 3.00 p.m. Last admission 1.40 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Last admission 5.40 p.m.
  • Last entrance one hour and 20 min before closure

Opening hours April 1 to September 30, 2019

  • Monday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Last entrance one hour and 20 min before closure
  • December 31 open until 5.00 p.m.

Opening hours October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

  • No time schedule available

Closed on 1.1., 6.1., 22.5., 25.12.

Since 2005 Casa Vicens has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Casa Vicens has been open to the public as a museum since November 2017. It is Gaudí's first large independent contract work and was built in the years 1883 - 1885 for Manuel Vicens i Montaner. At Casa Vicens you can see the basic elements of Gaudí's style with influences of Spanish and Moorish elements. It is a masterpiece of the era and shows the evolution and significance of modernism. The style used here can also be seen in his later works.

Why visit Casa Vicens?

The great works of the master Antoni Gaudí are omnipresent in Barcelona. In Casa Vicens, his first building, you can already guess his handwriting of the later buildings, although a clear development can be seen. The Casa Vicens was privately owned and not open to the public until before the renovation. It has been lovingly restored. The original has been preserved to a large extent. Modern elements - such as the stairwell, were harmoniously integrated into the building. Since 2017, the building is open for visits.

Book here tickets for the Casa Vicens

  • Casa Vicens: Tickets for admission
  • Casa Vicens guided tours: ca. 1,5 hours tour (in English)

Important information

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Carrer de les Carolines, 18

Metro: Fontana (L3)
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Opening times
01.10.-31.03. Mo: 10:00-15:00, Di-So: 10:00-19:00
01.04.-30.09. Mo-So: 10:00-20:00
31.12.: until 17:00

Last Admission: 1 h 20 Min bevor closing time
closed on 1.1., 6.1., 22.5., 25.12.

Information on Visiting Casa Vicens

For visiting Casa Vicens you should plan about one hour. The district Gràcias is worth a stroll, as there are many nice bars, cafes and restaurants.