Casa Vicens Gaudí, 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 Gaudí, 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 Gaudí 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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  • According to the owner of the Italian Gelato shop across the street the interior is set to open in two months. Still worth the visit to see the outside. Beautiful!
  • Very disappointing renovations still not complete. We came here one year ago and sugn said would be completed early this year - now October and still not completed. Ciukd drag on fir years - who knows.
  • Most fascinating GAUDI in Barcelona. This is Gaudi before Gaudi: when he was the hungriest creative, not a celebrity nor an icon.
  • Beeing renovated/ worked on at the time. Id love to ser it when they finish
  • Casa Vicens is a modernist building in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), designed by Antoni Gaudí. It is located in the neighborhood of Gràcia on Carrer de les Carolines, 24. It is considered one of the first buildings of Art Nouveau and was the first house designed by Gaudí. It helps explain the character of his work and also a new chapter in the history of modern architecture. The style of Casa Vicens is a reflection of Neo-Mudéjar architecture, one of the popular styles that can be seen throughout Gaudí's architecture, including oriental and neoclassical as well. However, what was unique about Gaudí was that he mixed different styles together and incorporated a variety of different materials, such as iron, glass, ceramic tiles and concrete, many of which can be seen in this building. Gaudí broke away from tradition and created his new language of architecture, and Casa Vicens represents a new chapter in the history of Catalan architecture as well as the beginning of a successful career for Gaudí. The Casa Vicens was commissioned in 1877 by Manuel Vicens i Montaner, an owner of a brick and tile factory living in Barcelona at the time. He inherited this section of land from his mother on August 29, 1877, and hired architect Antoni Gaudí for the project. Manuel then died on April 29, 1895.[2] The house was enlarged in 1925 by Joan Sierra de Martínez. This early work exhibits several influences, most notably the Moorish (or Mudéjar) influence. Casa Vicens marks the first time Gaudí utilized an orientalist style, mixing together Hispano-Arabic inspiration. This was a style of architecture that completely breaks with the norm of the period. Not only does this house mark Gaudí's coming of age, being his first major work of architecture, but it also represents the flowering of Catalan modern architecture

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