Casa Vicens, Barcelona

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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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  • Fancy buildings like the Christmas candy House, is the architecture of Gaudí early architecture of Gaudi. Well settled kirimasenn photos taken from the opposite side of the road building, it was quite big, so too! Works of Gaudí more than too much impression no longer exists, but this is University College was... Think look interesting. I would stop in the return of the Güell Park, but I do not know what as going all the way.
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  • The property is still going through renovation. It looked at almost the same stage as pictures from 9 months Ago. Anyways, I still glad to have gone by and seen it. You can still see the exterior stru...  more »
  • The House is being restored, is completely covered with you can only see small parts of the roof. It will be finished by the end of 2017 are not written specific dates but we understand that it will have to come back for another beauty of that genius of Gaudi
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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.

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