Casa Vicens will open its doors soon Autumn 2017
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The restoration of the ceramic elements of Casa Vicens

When I went to measure the property, I found it covered with tiny yellow flowers that provided the inspiration for the decorative ceramic elements of the house. These are the words Antoni Gaudí used to describe to his collaborator Joan Bergós the impact of nature on his work—an endless source of inspiration we can still … [Read more]

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Casa Vicens travels to Moscow!

Although Casa Vicens will not open its doors to the public until October, the building is the subject of increasing international attention and items from its permanent collection are already fascinating people in other parts of the world. On May 22, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) inaugurated Antoni Gaudí Barcelona, an exhibition on … [Read more]

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Santa Rita and Casa Vicens

In celebration of the Feast of Saint Rita, next Monday morning visitors are invited to enjoy free of charge bicarbonated medicinal mineral water rich in calcium and magnesium sulfates (declared by Royal Order of the 4 of October 1895 to be of public utility) from the natural spring at the chapel devoted to this saint … [Read more]

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The restoration of the lamps

The rehabilitation and restoration of Casa Vicens were necessary in order to showcase and recover Antoni Gaudí’s original design to the extent possible. As for the objects, a set of lamps scattered about the interior and exterior of the house have also been conserved and are currently being restored. Some of them can be attributed … [Read more]

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Who is Marta Antuñano? An interview

Marta Antuñano Reñé (32). Although I’ve lived in Barcelona since I was little, I remain very attached to Lleida, capital of the Ponent, which is where my family comes from. All my teachers back in school considered me a catacaldos (a term used to describe someone who flits from one thing to another) because of … [Read more]

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Gaudi in literature

Gaudí incorporated images of Saint George, the mythical dragon he slew, and roses into the buildings he designed long before these motifs became associated with Barcelona’s festive annual book day, which was celebrated for the very first time in 1926. His fascination with the myth of the dragon was so intense that he even conceived … [Read more]

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Casa Vicens, from private housing to UNESCO heritage

Casa Vicens was built as a summer home between 1883 and 1885 1 ; it was designed by the 31 -year-old Gaudí for Manel Vicens i Montaner (1836-1895), a broker-dealer. The forms of which Casa Vicens is composed are very different from those we are accustomed to seeing in other buildings designed by Gaudí. Casa … [Read more]

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The restoration of period paintings by Francesc Torrescassana in Casa Vicens

Francesc Torrescassana i Sallarés (Barcelona 1845-1918) attended la Escola de la Llotja in Barcelona where he studied under Ramón Martí Alsina. He subsequently forged a career as a painter of historical subjects, portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. The dining room of Casa Vicens features one of the most important collections of this artist’s work, which … [Read more]

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