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.
Closed on 1.1., 6.1., 22.5., 25.12.
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.
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.
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Metro: Fontana (L3)
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.