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Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24 | Gracia, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
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1883-85 construction was Gaudí's first major architectural commission;...

1883-85 construction was Gaudí's first major architectural commission; first example of the bright ceramic tile exterior decoration now ubiquitous in Barcelona.

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Gaudi

Gaudi was incredable artist and we enjoyed all his works! The Vicens wasn't an exception! Barcelona would be much less impressive without Gaudi!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is very easy to find - just 350 m from the metro station Fontana. We've dropped by on our way to Park Guel. It was a pity that it is still under repair and not only closed for visits, it was covered by protection net(((

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gaudi was incredable artist and we enjoyed all his works! The Vicens wasn't an exception! Barcelona would be much less impressive without Gaudi!

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Thank Ugne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Everytime I am in Barcelona, I pass by to enjoy the beauty of this house. And also have some hope to visit one day. They mentioned that in second half of September 2016 it will be open for public, but guess won't have that luck this year too. Anyway, for every architecture lover fan, a visit is a must! Always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This building ia the first subject of Antoni Gaudi. It is a very beautiful building with nice decorations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Closed for renovations, nothing to see from the outside, all wrapped up! Looks unlikely to be open for quite some time, they say 2016 but i doubt that.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The last time I was in Barcelona this was a private house. From my reading of the sign it has now been purchased so that it will be open to the public. I was unable to determine a completion date. There are two problems: o The front is covered so no photographs are possible. o This was the house I... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

a long walk from the hop on hop off bus stop. looks like it will be under renovation for a while so no point going.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

The building is currently under renovation and is completely covered up from the front. Not yet ready for tourists as yet.

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Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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