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Casa Vicens, Barcelona
(4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Casa Vicens and other attractions to your Barcelona trip itinerary using our Barcelona holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • First house of Gaudi 1883. Now its under maintenance and its covered. Best to see it in autum 2017.. 
  • I give my judgment of excellence because I saw 10 years ago just outside the House, because it was still a private residence. Now it was acquired by a Bank, which is overseeing the restoration: to April 2017 is expected to reopen.
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  • If it is a Gaudi building it has to be good and worth your time to see it. My favorite feature was the very colorful facade with its ceramic decorations. 
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  • Off the beaten path, but for anyone that follows the work of Antoni Gaudí a must see. This is a private residence so there is no access to the interior unless you are lucky enough to know one of the tenants. On the outside you will see his signature natural form metal work in the wrought iron fence. But the architectural style is very different from his other works in that it has a blend of Mediterranean influences with beautiful tile and brick work. A short walk from the Fontana Metro stop.
  • Currently being repaired / refurbished. Beautiful building, but cannot see majority of it at the moment due to scaffolding.
  • Unfortunately closed in october 2016. The casa is being restored. Nonetheless, it seams to be a great place.
  • An amazing but little known gaudi building in a quiet street. Now underconstruction..
  • This building is currently.closed for renovation until the autumn of 2016. At least that is what the sign said on June 9, 2016