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Casa Vicens Barcelona

Casa Vicens, Gaudí's colorful and hidden gem

Casa Vicens Barcelona

Read all about Casa Vicens, the striking and colorful building designed by Antoni Gaudí in the Gracia district of Barcelona.

Info Casa Vicens & Tickets

Address Carrer de les Carolines, 24 Barcelona
Metro Metro station Fontana (Line 3) and Lesseps (Line 3) are both 250 meters from Casa Vicens

Tip: Do you want to visit more Gaudi's houses? Then this combination ticket for visiting both Casa Batllo, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens is cheaper for you.

Opening hours October 1 - March 31
  • Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (last entry 1:40 pm)
  • Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (last entry 5:40 pm)
April 1 - September 30
  • Daily from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (last entry at 6:40 pm)
Closed on: 25 December, 1 and 6 January. Closed earlier on December 31.
Note Free admission on 22 May

Casa Vicens of Gaudí

casa vicens barcelonaIn the Gràcia district, behind a wrought-iron gate in the shape of palm leaves, lies the best kept secret: the striking and colorful building of Casa Vicens. This building was the first major design by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona and part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. After completing this building, Gaudí won the elite of Barcelona with his distinctive style.

Casa Vicens, built between 1883 and 1889 is a mix of Mudejar and Spanish style and is spaciously covered with ceramic tiles and many ornaments. It was built as a summer house by order of Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a rich stock and currency broker.

Since 2018, Casa Vicens can be visited again after a thorough renovation. The house is furnished as a museum, has a permanent exhibition that tells you more about the history of Casa Vicens and you can take a look at all the special areas of the building as well as the garden and the terrace. Book your tickets online for only 12 euros.

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Casa Vicens Barcelona

Casa Vicens

(1883 - 1889) Casa Vicens was Gaudi's first important design and is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The colourful building is located in the Gràcia district and was built by tile manufacturer Manuel Vicens i Montaner. The building is a mix of Spanish and mudejar style and clad with ceramic tiles. Casa Vicens recently opened to visitors. Daily opened 10am - 10pm.

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