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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 1 mile (2 km) of Casa Vicens, Casa Mila and Passeig de Gracia. Rambla de Catalunya and Hospital Clinic are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sant Gervasi Station and Placa Molina Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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    Aparthotel Silver

    Calle Bretón de los Herreros, 26, Barcelona, Barcelona
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Gracia, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casa Vicens, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Park Guell and Sagrada Familia are also within 2 mi (3 km). Fontana Station is only a 2-minute walk and Gracia Station is 4 minutes.

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      Passeig de Gràcia, 132, Barcelona, Barcelona
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Gracia, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are also within 15 minutes. Diagonal Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gracia Station is 7 minutes.

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        Via Augusta, 65 1-1, Barcelona
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Llibertat Market, Centre Artesa Tradicionarius and Casa Vicens. Plom Gallery and Placa de la Vila de Gracia are also within 10 minutes. Gracia Station is only a 2-minute walk and Fontana Station is 4 minutes.

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          Provenza 410, Barcelona
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Gran de Gràcia Apartments

            Gran de Gracia, 205, Barcelona
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

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              Carrer de Corsega 541, Barcelona, Barcelona
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Eixample, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sagrada Familia and Hospital de Sant Pau. Casa Mila and Passeig de Gracia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sagrada Familia Station is 6 minutes by foot and Sant Pau Dos de Maig is 8 minutes.

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                Seventy Barcelona

                Carrer de Còrsega 344, Barcelona, Barcelona
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Barcelona, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Diagonal Station is only a 4-minute walk and Provenca Station is 9 minutes.