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Casa Vicens

Gaudí’s first building and a colourful, dazzling fixture of the cityscape visited by scores of visitors every year.

The earliest of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces that grace the Barcelona cityscape, Casa Vicens was built between 1883 and 1889 as a private home for a wealthy tile manufacturer. Today, tourists come from all over to see this charming house, tucked away down a narrow street in Gracia to the north of Barcelona’s city centre.

The work of a young Gaudí just out of college, the building bears some of the features that went on to define his style. When first built, the floor space covered 12 metres by 16 metres. It was a striking design that challenged prevailing architectural ideas, with its ornate decoration clashing with the simplicity of its design. Oriental influences are combined with Hispanic and Arabic styles to create a design which is strong in natural elements and contrasts in colour and texture.

When you first set eyes upon the building, you’ll notice the impressive façade. Built mostly in brick, it’s decorated with green and white glazed tiles and flower motifs. The gate meanwhile is adorned with palm tree motifs.

Feast your eyes upon the incredibly intricate detail everywhere you look throughout the building. Everything here is covered in beautiful decoration, all the way down to the blinds and the air vents. Check out the beautiful ironwork on the balcony as well as the eye-catching colours in the tiling.

If visiting the building during the day, you’ll be able to appreciate the detail in all its sunlit splendour. The house is still privately owned, and the residents welcome visitors to come and take photographs – as long as you don’t try to jump the fence! The gift shops at Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo both sell a book containing beautiful images of the interior of Casa Vicens.

Two minutes on foot from the metro station Fontana and close to Parc Guell, the house can be reached by taking a bus down Avinguda del Princep d’Asturies.


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Teknon Medical Center, Passeig de Gracia and Park Guell. Casa Mila and Gaudi House Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km). El Putxet Station is only a 5-minute walk and Padua Station is 8 minutes.

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    Wilson Boutique Hotel

    Wilson Boutique Hotel

    Avinguda Diagonal 568, Barcelona, Barcelona
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rambla de Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. Casa Batllo and Hospital Clinic are also within 1 mile (2 km). Provenca Station is 10 minutes by foot and Gracia Station is 10 minutes.

      Catalonia Diagonal Centro NZ$134
      Catalonia Diagonal Centro

      Catalonia Diagonal Centro

      Balmes 142-146, Barcelona, Barcelona
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Eixample, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rambla de Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. Casa Batllo and Hospital Clinic are also within 15 minutes. Provenca Station is only a 2-minute walk and Diagonal Station is 6 minutes.

        2725 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Terrace
        2725 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Terrace

        2725 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Terrace

        Carrer d'Aulèstia i Pijoan 25, Primero, Barcelona, Catalonia
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Vicens, Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Mila and Park Guell are also within 1 mile (2 km). Fontana Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lesseps Station is 5 minutes.

          2724 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Terrace
          2724 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Terrace

          2724 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Terrace

          Carrer d'Aulèstia i Pijoan 25, Bajos, Barcelona, Catalonia
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Vicens, Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Mila and Park Guell are also within 1 mile (2 km). Fontana Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lesseps Station is 5 minutes.

            2818 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Balcony
            2818 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Balcony

            2818 - AB Gracia 5 Bedroom Apartment With Balcony

            Carrer d'aulestia i pijoan 25 ,4º, Barcelona, Catalonia
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Vicens, Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Mila and Park Guell are also within 1 mile (2 km). Fontana Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lesseps Station is 5 minutes.

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              AB Gracia Apartment

              Carrer d'Aulèstia i Pijoan 25, Barcelona, Barcelona
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Vicens, Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Mila and Park Guell are also within 1 mile (2 km). Fontana Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lesseps Station is 6 minutes.

                Great Apartment in the Best Area in Grcia Near the City Centre for 2
                Great Apartment in the Best Area in Grcia Near the City Centre for 2

                Great Apartment in the Best Area in Grcia Near the City Centre for 2

                Trilla, Barcelona, Catalonia
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Vicens and Passeig de Gracia. Casa Mila and Park Guell are also within 1 mile (2 km). Lesseps Station and Placa Molina Station are within a 5-minute walk.