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Casa Vicens - Vicens House Popular

Carrer de les Carolines 18, 08012, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Fontana L3
City District
Gracia: Gracia
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Casa Vicens - Vicens House
Casa Vicens is an early work by Antoni Gaudi which is not open to the public at the moment. It is visible from the Carolines street in the Gracia area of Barcelona where it is located. The Andorra bank MoraBank recently acquired the builiding from the Herreros Jover family and there are plans to open it to visitors although a date has not been set.

Casa Vicens was designed as a summer villa on what was at the time the outskirts of Barcelona city at the top of the village called Gracia. Since the construction of Casa Vicens the city has caught up with Gracia and now the village is completely engulfed by the city and very little remains  of the large garden and surrounding countryside that existed when the house was built.

La Casa Vicens was the first major commission of a young Antoni Gaudí i Cornet built for tile manufacturer Manuel Vicens i Montaner. It consisted of a summer house completed decorated on the outside with faboulous tiles and with a large garden with a waterfall and a lake. Gaudi used earth bricks, multicoloured Arabian elements, ceramic coatings, plaster applications, decorative paintings and works made of wood and wrought iron in the construction of the house. 

>  Model of Casa Vicens at Catalunya Miniature Park