El Capricho de Gaudi, Comillas

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Admire one of Antoni Gaudí’s colorful architectural masterpieces at El Capricho de Gaudi. The 19th-century building was originally commissioned as a summer palace and now offers tours to celebrate its impressive architecture and construction. Head to the front gardens to see the beautiful facade of sunflower tiles. Wander from floor to floor observing the Mudéjar-influenced detailing. Stop by the site’s gift shop to pick up Gaudí-inspired souvenirs. Use our Comillas trip planner to visit El Capricho de Gaudi on your trip to Comillas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is worth to wait for the guided tour because it will open the eyes, there are many details and references that go unnoticed to the ordinary mortals. Very well by the Guide, who knew situate ourselves in the quotes of the time. The visit is not very long, if main floor, which is shown, is relatively small.
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  • The House is a wonderful work but the guided tour makes it super special. Service and maintenance congratulations!
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  • For lovers of Gaudí and for everyone in general. Very well organized guided tour. Ideal for visiting family
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  • The first house designed by the young Gaudi ( 20s) then. HE used the sunflowers and the tobacco leaves to customize his artwork for owner. Sunflower because just like it, the house is orientated towards the sunlight's entry to specific rooms like the greenhouse, the living room, the drawing room etc. He used natural light to maximize usage. Tobacco leaves as the personal signature of the owner who owned a tobacco factory. This house was the first at that time to use electricity too. The king and queen at that time were entertained often there by the owner a lawyer who died after 7 days of occupancy to this place. Now it's owned by a Japanese family who opened it to the public. A must see. See the hinges and windows and use of natural light to show how advance Gaudi was for his time.
  • We had a great guided tour thanks to Claudia. Beautiful building and story. You'll get much more out of the visit if you do the free tour.
  • Small, manageable palace. Well worth the visit. Hours of free parking for tourist in the centre of this pretty town - Comillas. Beautiful sandy beach very accessible too.
  • Well worth a visit. On summer evenings, a jazz band plays out in the patio and a small bar in the winter garden is set up. Really nice experience.
  • The building is beautiful on the outside but not even worth looking at on the inside. It has been completely modernised, so not worth spending money on the entrance fee. Just admire it from outside the gate.

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