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Casa Vicens is a special building in Barcelona. It differs from everything else you can see in Barcelona and feels like a place of peace and tranquility in the middle of the busy city.


Casa Vicens a very creative house for the end of the nineteenth century

Casa Vicens is another building by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Antoni Gaudi was still young when he was commissioned by Manel Vicens y Montaner to build him a summer house between 1883 and 1888. Casa Vicens was Antoni Gaudi's very first house in Barcelona. In the design of this summer house, he wanted to show all his skills and incorporate as much of his special style as possible into this building.

And it certainly succeeded. Casa Vicens became a house unlike any other in Catalonia and was particularly creative and innovative for this period. It was actually one of the first buildings to be built in a new art and architecture style that was seen emerging at the end of the 19th century. The design of Casa Vicens was the start of Antoni Gaudi's very impressive career.


Nature as the greatest source of inspiration for Casa Vicens

In all the buildings he designs, nature is the greatest source of inspiration for Antoni Gaudi. In this way, nature also formed the inspiration for the design of Casa Vicens and you can see this source of inspiration reflected in various elements in this building.

For example, the cast iron gate is very special, in which the leaves of palm trees and carnations are processed. You can also see these carnations in the ceramic tiles of Casa Vicens.

You can also see nature in various elements in the inside of Casa Vicens, so that the inside and outside of Casa Vicens form a beautiful whole.

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The special details of Casa Vicens

There is so much to see when you walk through Casa Vicens that you will definitely miss some details. But don't forget to look at the corners in this house, for example. The corners are ribbed, because Antoni Gaudi wanted to break with the classic, sleek architecture. But it will mainly be the many colored ceramic tiles that will immediately catch the eye.

Casa Vicens was a favorite building among Barcelona's elite

When you walk through Casa Vicens you will see different influences including Indian and Japanese influences. This oriental exoticism, as it was called at the time, was immediately very popular among the elite of Barcelona. This building was therefore one of the most beloved buildings by Antoni Gaudi and was better received by the local population of Barcelona than, for example, Casa Mila – La Pedrera.


Do you want to visit Casa Vicens?

Of course you can admire Casa Vicens from both the outside and the inside. Casa Vicens is different from all other buildings by Antoni Gaudi and therefore definitely worth a visit during your city trip to Barcelona.

Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26, 08012 Barcelona

Practical information

How do you get to Casa Vicens?

Casa Vicens is a little further out of the center than the other famous works of Antoni Gaudi. But you can walk there from the center or take the metro. To get to Casa Vicens you need to take the green metro line and get off at Fontana or Lesseps metro station. From there it is only a short walk to Casa Vicens.

Where can I buy my tickets for Casa Vicens?

Casa Vicens is one of the less visited sights in Barcelona. However, it can also get busy here in high season. Tickets for Casa Vicens can only be bought online. They did this to avoid queues. If you want to visit Casa Vicens, you will have to buy an online ticket in advance.

Buy your tickets for Casa Vicens here.

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