casa vicens

antoni gaudi’s first house

the first house in Barcelona

Casa Vicens origins 

Casa Vicens is one of the first examples of ‘Moderisme‘, the Catalan version of ‘Art Nouveau’. It is also Gaudi’s first house in Barcelona. It was built in the village of Gracia, now a district in modern day Barcelona.

The overall theme is based on the Neo-Mudéjar style of architecture. This first appeared in Madrid at the end of the 19th Century. Another classic example of this style in Barcelona is the Arc de Triomf near the Ciutadella Park.

However, what made Gaudi’s design unique, was his boldness in mixing different styles together. In this building he mixes many materials, such as glass, iron, ceramics and concrete.

The original construction was between 1883 and 1885. Then there was an extension, both to the house and garden, made in 1925. This was by Joan Baptista Serra de Martínez.  The new plans were approved by Gaudi. He could not make the changes as he was too busy working on the Sagrada Familia.

The house is divided into four floors. There is a basement, two main floors and the loft. Gaudi also built a walkway on the roof, so it could be easily cleaned. The dining room gives us an insight into Gaudi’s obsession with nature. Plants, animals and birds taking centre stage in the design.

 

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Street View

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Interior

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Ceramics

Casa Vicens & GoCar Barcelona

BARCELONA FULL DAY TOUR

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casa vicens opening times

oct 15 - mar 31 MONDAYS

10.00 > 15.00

oct 15 - mar 31 TUE-SUN

10.00 > 19.00

apr 1 - oct 15 All Days

10.00 > 20.00

closed

DEC 25 JAN 01 & 06

casa vicens ticket/tour prices 2019

basic visit

Enjoy an in-depth visit, taking as much time as you need to look at each and every detail of house, now immaculately restored.

guided tour

Led by one of our in-house experts, you will discover and learn more about the innovative language Gaudí used in the structural, decorative and symbolic elements in each space.

Guided tours are always subject to availability, in morning or afternoon hours

modernist route

Modernist route in Gràcia: from Domènech i Montaner to Gaudí

Wednesdays, from 11am to 1:30pm. Language: English. Duration of the visit: 2h 30min. Maximum 10 people.

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