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Casa Vicens



Casa Vicens

  • Access to Casa Vicens
  • Self-guided tour

What to expect

When we talk about the Catalan modernist movement, one inevitably thinks of architecture and Antoni Gaudí. La Pedrera and Casa Batlló also come to mind, two superb original buildings that wonderfully reflect the creative sense of the architect born in the Ciudad Condal. However, in the Gràcia neighborhood, on Carolinas Street, more than a century ago, another extraordinary building was erected, a strange red house that combines elements of totally different styles: Art Nouveau and Neo-Mudéjar. Built in brick between 1883 and 1888, Casa Vicens is Gaudí's first architectural creation. This masterpiece is distinguished notably by its colors, its ceramics adorning the facade, and its fusion of modernism and Moorish art. A museum, a fabulous Mediterranean garden, a sumptuous rooftop terrace, a library, and a shop await you inside. Casa Vicens is undoubtedly one of the must-see landmarks to visit during a stay in the capital of Catalonia.


Every day: 10:00 am, 10:20 am, 10:40 am, 11:00 am, 11:20 am, 11:40 am, 12:00 pm, 12:20 pm, 12:40 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:20 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm, 2:40 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:20 pm, 3:40 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:20 pm, 4:40 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:20 pm, 5:40 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:20 pm, 6:40 pm

Casa Vicens Admission Rates

Full Price: €16
Reduced Rate*: €14
Children under 11: Free

* +65 years, students up to 25 years old, PWD

Good to Know

  • Tickets will be sent to you within 48 hours of your reservation and always 24 hours before the reserved date and time.
  • No need to print as they have barcodes. Simply present yourself directly at the turnstiles and scan your e-tickets from your smartphone. If you prefer to print them, don't worry, it's also possible.

Casa Vicens in a Nutshell

In 1878, a successful businessman thriving in the ceramic market, Manuel Vicens Montaner, commissioned a certain Antoni Gaudí to create a holiday residence resembling a palace: Casa Vicens. The Catalan artist drew inspiration from his client's business sector to incorporate ceramic tiles into the facade design. He thus managed to blend an oriental style, the neo-Moorish, using brick and ceramics, with the local style of the time, Catalan modernism. Today, strolling through the Gràcia neighborhood, it is impossible to remain indifferent to this singular work inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The building has been converted into a cultural space housing a museum (permanent collection and temporary exhibitions), a bookstore, a cafeteria, and a shop. Upon entering Casa Vicens, you will be amazed by the abundance of decorative elements. Mosaic-paved floors, ivy climbing the walls, stalactites on the ceiling, palm leaves on the grilles of the Mediterranean garden: the visit holds many surprises, and a sensory awakening that is difficult to describe with words. The best way to experience it firsthand is to book your ticket to Casa Vicens now. Lose yourself in the two floors and take the time to stroll on the rooftop terrace which offers a beautiful view of downtown Barcelona. The building is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Customer Reviews

5/51 review

Julien A.
Très belle visite
Published over a year ago
Un incontournable pour les fans de Gaudi


20 Carrer de les Carolines
08012 Barcelona

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