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Casa Vicens, Barcelona

4.6
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World heritage site · Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Monument
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On your way to visit the better known Park Güell, designed by Anroni Gaudí, take a detour to see Casa Vicens, one of his first notable works. This house, commissioned in the 1880s, joined much of Gaudi’s other work on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2005. Walk around the asymmetrical exterior and note the Moorish influences evident in the colorful tiles, turrets, and buttresses. Look for the playful details that Gaudí included and admire the ornate sculptural work. Though the house is a private residence and not open to the public, if you're lucky enough to be in Barcelona on Saint Rita’s Day, (May 22) when the house is opened to “neighbors and citizens,” you might just get a peek inside. Plan to see Casa Vicens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.
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  • Amazing restoration. Before Gaudi became world famous, you can see so many of his features that he used in later projects. Very worthwhile. Don't miss it. Not crowded. The audio guide is better than.....  more
    Amazing restoration. Before Gaudi became world famous, you can see so many of his features that he used in later projects. Very worthwhile. Don't miss it. Not crowded. The audio guide is better than.....  more »
  • The museum has a thoughtful and interesting audio tour of the wonderful interior. Definitely worth the time it takes and cost of admission. 
    The museum has a thoughtful and interesting audio tour of the wonderful interior. Definitely worth the time it takes and cost of admission.  more »
  • I can't believe that this gem is not one of the top places to visit, likely because it is fairly newly open to the public. I strongly encourage you to book the Smile Gaudi option which is only a... 
    I can't believe that this gem is not one of the top places to visit, likely because it is fairly newly open to the public. I strongly encourage you to book the Smile Gaudi option which is only a...  more »
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  • So much fun to explore some of Gaudi's earlier works! This was commissioned as a summer home and was very recently restored so it could be toured by the public. It's definitely worth a visit if you have time!
  • This was a wonderful peaceful visit and not overcrowded. I liked seeing Gaudi’s first work compared to his newer works. The ceilings are amazingly detailed especially the smoking room. The terraces and balconies were very refreshing on a summer day.
  • Beautiful underrated site that is overshadowed by surrounding flathouses. This extraordinary building belongs to UNESCO heritage and worthy of visiting. It is not very crowded and one may buy tickets without waiting in the line. Memorable!
  • Stunning amalgamation of Moorish, East Asian + Southeast Asia styles, with exquisite, handworked details inside. Only wish the former gardens & pool had been kept as well. As Gaudi's very first commission as a 25 year old, it's still a bit formal & rigid for him, but already has the imaginative hallmarks that will evolve into later fantastical masterpieces.
  • Very special house and a nice story behind it. A lot of details to be seen and take your time in the house. The best way to get there is by foot or bicycle the streets are a bit narrow. All staff can speak English so no problem. You can also use the cafe to enjoy a beer or soft drinks or get a small piece to eat

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