Casa Vicens

The first important commission for modernisme master Antoni Gaudí was a summer house for the Vicens family completed between 1883 and 1885 in an area of the city that was open fields at that time.

The first important commission for modernisme master Antoni Gaudí was a summer house for the Vicens family completed between 1883 and 1885 in an area of the city that was open fields at that time.



With Oriental influences and a polychromatic mixture of ceramic tiles, rubble stone and brickwork the external façade of the house is joyous celebration of ornament and detail. A series of beautifully restored public and private rooms provide a distinct and moving impression of the Vicens family and their domestic life.



The house was extended in the early 20th C and is only open to the public since November last year with the original Gaudí building providing the basis for the museological restoration.


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June 05, 2020

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