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Casa Vicens, Barcelona

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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 house with jaw dropping architecture in the beautiful neighbourhood of Gracia. We loved our visit and the audio guide really enhanced our visit. 
    Amazing house with jaw dropping architecture in the beautiful neighbourhood of Gracia. We loved our visit and the audio guide really enhanced our visit.  more »
  • What a beautiful restoration and valuable example for Gaudí’s historical work. The museum in it self is a real treat. Not only is all the work s bred in a silver platter, the staff where both... 
    What a beautiful restoration and valuable example for Gaudí’s historical work. The museum in it self is a real treat. Not only is all the work s bred in a silver platter, the staff where both...  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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