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Casa Vicens, Barcelona

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World heritage site · Monument · Hidden Gem · Art Museum
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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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  • Not crowded . Very beautiful building with nice introduction. You get a feeling of the house. Inteligent audiogide. Reasonable price. 
    Not crowded . Very beautiful building with nice introduction. You get a feeling of the house. Inteligent audiogide. Reasonable price.  more »
  • Spectacular Gaudi masterpiece designed as a summer house for Family and then turned into apartments before being rescued by UNESCO! Don’t miss this!! We had a private English tour as no one else... 
    Spectacular Gaudi masterpiece designed as a summer house for Family and then turned into apartments before being rescued by UNESCO! Don’t miss this!! We had a private English tour as no one else...  more »
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  • We visited in September 21 and loved our visit! We booked the guided tour (in English), it was easy to understand. And it was very interesting and entertaining at the same time. Wouldn't do it any other way, absolutely worth it!
  • Fascinating and beautiful house. The entrance fee may seem a bit steep, but the audio guided tour available on your phone by scanning a QR code is impeccably done; short audio snippets for each room point out design details I would have otherwise missed. Gaudí put great thought into the nature motifs that tie the house together, and the guide explains how he incorporated natural elements from the grounds the house was originally built on that have now been swallowed by the city streets and apartment blocks. If you love colourful, detailed architecture -- or just want to learn a bit about how Barcelona grew to include the former village of Gracia -- I highly recommend visiting Casa Vicens.

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