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Casa Vicens

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Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24 | Gracia, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

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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Very interesting architecture. The look is very strong and without any doubt different, even for Barcelona. I've never been to a place where there have been so much diversity and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
Sundsvall, Sweden
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

It's under renovation, all in scaffolds and completely gutted. That was I bit surprising as we looked thru the covers just to find the inside of the building totally demolished. Usually they try to preserve important structures if possible.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The house was designed in 1877 when Manuel Vicens hired Gaudi. The master’s first major project is an Art Nouveau building with a mixture of Moorish, oriental and Arabic influence, typical for his works. He also used different materials like iron, concrete, ceramic tiles and glass. That was the beginning of Gaudi’s career and modern architecture in Catalonia. It is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

I wanted to see Gaudi's early work and made my way here before Casa Mila. It was covered up and under the sheet. It was interesting to see compared to the later Casa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

When I saw it you could only view the exterior but it was well worth a detour to find. A beautiful, ornate building with a delightful facade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Casa Vicens is situated on Carrer de les Carolines. A Gaudi building and it has lovely architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We walked to this sight from Parc Guell. It's a long walk albeit but worth every step of the way as there is quite a bit to see even if they are unlisted. The house is being renovated and will serve as a museum. You can see it's exterior from all around though. A lot of detail. Thank heavens it's... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Very interesting architecture. The look is very strong and without any doubt different, even for Barcelona. I've never been to a place where there have been so much diversity and strong artistics in the architecture as in Barcelona. Impressive!

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Staying in Gracia

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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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