Casa Vicens will open its doors soon Autumn 2017
Casa Vicens - Gaudí

Gracia’s modernista houses (1)

Although no official census has ever been conducted, Gracía may well have more modernista structures per square meter than any other place on earth. Nevertheless, if we take into account those that have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO—two of which were designed by Gaudí—this neighborhood is undoubtedly home to a record number. Gracía … [Read more]

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Casa Vicens’ unique business model presented in Moscow

The exhibition Antoni Gaudí Barcelona, which opened on May 24 in Moscow and will remain on view in that city through September 22, focuses on projects that Gaudí carried out in Barcelona. It is therefore natural that Casa Vicens, the very first private residence designed by the architect following his graduation from the Escuela Técnica … [Read more]

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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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