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Casa Vicens House

  • Casa Vicens house. Barcelona

    Casa Vicens house. Barcelona





19th century


Antoni Gaudí


Calle de les Carolines, 18-24
08012 Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia


This is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, together with another six works by Antoni Gaudí.

This building was the architect Gaudí’s first important work. Built between 1883 and 1888, the Manuel Vicens i Montaner House was designed as a summer residence for a wealthy family. Gaudí was in the first stage of his career, which featured structures where straight lines were preferred to curves.

The style belongs to a phase that was influenced by Orientalism and the taste for art from the Middle East, mainly Arab, Persian and Byzantine. A good example of this is the façade profusely decorated with tiles.


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Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM



General: €16

Reduced: €14

Children: Free admission


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Elefantes, one of the groups taking part in Guitar BCN © BCN Guitar

Jan 31, 2019 to Jul 10, 2019


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“San Miguel triumphs over the Devil with Antoni Joan”, Bartolomé Bermejo. Oil on panel, 179.7 x 81.9 cm (1468). London, The National Gallery. Bought by Private Treaty Sale with a grant from the American Friends of the National Gallery, London, made possible by Mr J. Paul Getty Jnr's Endowment Fund, 1995. NG6553

Feb 15, 2019 to May 19, 2019


National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) - Barcelona
Exhibition: Bermejo. The rebel genius of the 15th century

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Apr 23, 2019 to Apr 26, 2019


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Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week - Gaudí Novias Catwalk

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Apr 27, 2019 to May 26, 2019


Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) - Barcelona
Exhibition: World Press Photo

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