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Casa Vicens, Barcelona

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • The building is still under restoration went I visited mid April. There's only a sheet covering the facade being repaired and shows what it should look like. So that was nice. Even the official websit...  more »
  • Still little to see as majority of the building is covered with scaffolding. You can see some ceramics from one side of the villa. It says 'coming soon' :)  more »
  • The building is covered in scaffolding so nothing to see. Don't bother visiting until the Spring 2017.  more »
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  • When visiting Barcelona, u should definitely go to this place. You can see the whole city from here
  • while the building is currently undergoing some repairs and has scaffolding around it, it's one the gems of the city and a must visit. most tourists miss this one.
  • Very beautiful, however it is currently undergoing some restoration and cannot be visited and the front facade can't be seen
  • Looks amazing, however it's under construction at the moment, so not much to see right now.
  • 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.