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Casa Vicens Gaudi | Gaudi's First House in Barcelona

Built between 1883 and 1888, Casa Vicens is Antoni Gaudi's early masterpiece, showcasing his orientalist period influences. The house, originally a private residence for Manuel Vicens I Montaner, features colourful tiles and fantastical turrets. Designated an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1969 and a World Heritage Site in 2005, it's a must-visit in Barcelona. Discover how to book Casa Vicens tickets online and explore the highlights for a delightful experience. Planning to visit this stunning masterpiece? Read on to discover how to book the best Casa Vicens tickets online, highlights and other tips for a pleasant visit.

Why Visit Casa Vicens

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  • Gaudi's First Residence: Casa Vicens holds the honour of being the first residence designed by Antoni Gaudi. The legendary architect's signature style is on full display at Casa Vicens, making your visit even more remarkable.
  • Unique Blend of Styles: Even though a few characteristics, like the wrought iron grilles and nature-inspired ceramic pieces, are recognisable as Gaudi's style, Casa Vicens is very different from the buildings he created afterwards - Casa Battló and Casa Milà. Gaudi combined and experimented with all of the skills he had learned while studying to create a one-of-a-kind decor influenced by oriental and Mozarabic designs and the environment.
  • Sustainable Museum Project: The museum project at Casa Vicens is unique in that it tries to precisely restore Gaud's designs to their original condition. The goal is for the entire world to be able to experience Gaudi's wonderful artistic brilliance. It is focused on long-term sustainability and integrating the various components for the guests' enjoyment.

Your Casa Vicens Ticket Options

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Skip the Line Casa Vicens Gaudi Tickets

  • Your skip-the-line entry ticket to Casa Vicens Gaudi ensures that you can head right in and begin exploring without wasting any time in a queue.
  • The informative audio guide (that you can download at the venue) will offer you more insight into this historic attraction.
  • Your admission ticket will allow you tour this career-defining building by Anton Gaudi and immerse yourself in all its splendor spread across its various floors, at your own pace!
  • Get mobile tickets and instant confirmation as soon as you book.

What is the Best Way to Buy Casa Vicens Tickets? Book Online 

The best way to buy your Casa Vicens tickets is to purchase them online. An online transaction is contactless and ensures safety. There are also several other benefits to booking your Casa Vicens tickets online:

  • Advance booking: Plan your trip in advance and choose tickets for a date and time of your choice. You don't need to worry about tickets selling out anymore.
  • Convenience: Skip long queues and book your ticket with a single click. We are also available on phone, chat, and email 24/7 to answer all queries. 
  • Great discounts: Avail some of the best discounts offered by our platform. 

Casa Vicens Gaudi: Highlights

The present state of Casa Vicens and its land is the culmination of various alterations and transformations, with three distinct spaces: Antoni Gaud's initial construction from 1883-1885, Joan Baptista Serra de Martnez's additions from 1925, and the garden around the building. Here’s a look at the highlights of Casa Vicens:

Casa Vicens - The Main Door

The Main Door

  • Entrance to the building is via the main floor, which houses the foyer, dining room, porch, and smoking room, all of which are the principal rooms.
  • The foyer can be reached from the front door, which leads to a porch. The door is composed of wood and has a grid with round mouldings placed into it.
  • The entryway includes a wooden beam roof with polychrome mouldings, along with sgraffito featuring plant patterns on the walls.
  • A cast iron and glass chandelier, Islamic in style, hangs from the ceiling, replicating Gaudi's work.
Casa Vicens - The Dining Room

The Dining Room

  • The dining room is covered with growing ivy made of stucco on a gold backdrop, contrasting with papier-mâché with fruit patterns and strawberry leaves between both the ceiling beams.
  • The dining room floor is built of Roman mosaic opus tessellatum. A fireplace with embossed glazed tile surrounds the wall facing the porch.
  • The vaults are adorned with decorative clay motifs of cherry trees and shells.
  • Francesc Torrescassana painted natural images are on display on the doorposts between the dining room and the porch, including sparrows, hummingbirds, herons, cranes, and flamingos.
Casa Vicens - The Smoking Room

The Smoking Room

  • With a segmented vault and a ceiling of Islamic style muqarnas in the shape of stalactites, the smoking room is one of the most unique rooms in the home.
  • The walls are lined with gold, blue, and green paper mâché tiles, and there's a blue and ochre-colored wardrobe with oil-painted red and yellow roses.
  • Hermenegild Miralles, one of Gaudi's clients for whom he built the entrance gateway to the Miralles estate, created these papier mâché tiles.
  • The smoking room features a Chinese-style lattice-style wooden door that leads to the garden. It had a hookah for smoking tobacco and was equipped with a foldable coffee table and low stools.
Casa Vicens - Paintings

Paintings

  • Francesc Torrescassana I Sallarés created the paintings in the dining room. From 1859 until 1865, he was a student at the Llotja School in Barcelona, where he was a protégé of Ramon Mart Alsina.
  • Gaudi created wooden framed furniture from Ceylon lemon wood to display this collection, which blends in seamlessly with the rest of the exhibit.
  • There are 32 paintings in the dining room, including two portraits, two interiors, and 28 landscapes. These paintings are influenced by Mart Alsina and inherited from his early realist approach.
  • Only four of the paintings in the collection are signed and dated, and they are all from 1879. Oil on canvas is used in all of the works.

Plan Your Visit To Casa Vicens Gaudi

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Casa Vicens - Timings

Monday - Sunday: 10 AM to 8 PM.

  • The last visit: begins at 6:30 PM.
  • Closed on: 25th December, 1st January and 6th January.
  • During the European Night of Museums, guests can enter the museum for free.
Casa Vicens - Getting There

Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26, 08012 Barcelona

Find it on a map.

Metro: You can deboard at Fontana (L3), which is 250 metres from Casa Vicens or Lesseps (L3), which is 280 metres away.

Bus: The bus lines 22, 24, 27, 87, 114, H6, V17, D40, and N4 ply to Casa Vicens

Parking: You can also bring your own vehicle to the museum and park it at any of the following parking spots: Parking Ortolani, Parking Garaje Breton and Parking Balmes.

Casa Vicens - Facilities & Accessibility
  • Casa Vicens has a café where you can take a quick break and sip on some refreshing coffee.
  • The museum also houses a bookshop where you can shop for gifts and souvenirs for your visit.
  • Casa Vicens has a cloakroom and locker facility where you can safely store your personal belongings before embarking on a tour.
  • Changing rooms for babies and pram storage facilities are also available at the landmark.
  • Casa Vicens is completely wheelchair accessible and also has wheelchair friendly toilets available.
Casa Vicens - Nearby Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia: The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, popularly known as the Sagrada Famlia, is a huge, unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in Barcelona's Eixample area.

Casa Mila: Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera or "The Stone Quarry," is a modernist structure in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Plaça de Catalunya: This bustling square is the pulsing heart of the city of Barcelona. The Plaça de Catalunya is steeped in history and often bustling with people, courtesy its big retail malls and department stores.

Cathedral of Barcelona: The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, often known as Barcelona Cathedral, is a Gothic cathedral in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona.

Visitor Tips

  • Although cloakrooms and lockers are available, visitors are advised against bringing heavy bags or suitcases. If you bring a small bag or backpack, you may be asked to leave it in the lockers to ensure the site's safety.
  • Your visit to Casa Vicens now includes a comprehensive audio guide that will take you through the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. We recommend bringing your own earphones since you get the guide directly on your phone.
  • If you have purchased a ticket for a specific date and time, please arrive at least 5 minutes early to help the venue maintain its reduced capacity.
  • The toilets are open and located on level -1, with all safety and hygiene precautions in place. If you need to use the restroom before the end of your house tour, follow the specified itinerary or contact our staff for assistance.
  • The lift is reserved for people with restricted mobility and the elderly, and it can only be used by one person or a family unit.

Frequently Asked Questions About Casa Vicens Tickets

Are Casa Vicens tickets available online?

Yes, you can book Casa Vicens tickets online. In fact, you’ll have to pay an additional fee of € 2 if you buy your tickets at the ticket office.

Are discounts available on Casa Vicens tickets?

Yes, you can get discounts on Casa Vicens tickets if you purchase them online.

What is the best way to buy tickets to Casa Vicens?

The best way to buy Casa Vicens tickets is online since you can get great prices and avoid the queue at the ticket office.

Where is the Casa Vicens?

Casa Vicens is located at Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26, 08012 Barcelona.

Why is Casa Vicens important?

Casa Vicens is renowned for being the first residence designed by legendary architect Antoni Gaudi.

When was Casa Vicens built?

Casa Vicens was built in 1888.

What is Casa Vicens made of?

Casa Vicens is constructed out of brick covered with lime, broken marble, or glass.

How long does it take to visit Casa Vicens?

It takes approximately 2 hours to visit Casa Vicens in its entirety.

Is Casa Vicens open to the public?

Yes, Casa Vicens is open to the public as a museum. Visitors can explore its stunning interiors and learn about Gaudi's innovative architectural concepts.

How is the restoration of Casa Vicens managed?

The museum project at Casa Vicens aims to restore Gaudi's designs to their original condition. A precise restoration approach is taken to preserve the artistic brilliance of the building.

What makes Casa Vicens unique compared to Gaudi's other works?

Casa Vicens showcases a different style from Gaudi's later buildings like Casa Battló and Casa Milà. It features oriental and mozarabic influences, combining various skills the architect learned during his studies.