Montse Moltó (50) forged a career in cultural site management after studying filmmaking. She held positions at the Poble Espanyol, the El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, and the Museu de Disseny before becoming our head of operations. Detail-oriented and always ready to help, her mission is to make sure your visit to Casa … Read more

Our neighbors in Gràcia

“Extraordinary,” “interesting,” and “different” is how some of the 1,700 residents of Gràcia’s Carrers de les Carolines and d’Aulèstia Pijoan described Casa Vicens during their visit to the house last weekend. At last they had the opportunity to explore the richly detailed interior of a historic building that has always been a special part of … Read more

A new beginning for Casa Vicens

A press release issued last week made it official: the long-awaited inauguration of Casa Vicens is about to take place. As of Thursday, November 16, the doors of the first building Gaudí designed in Barcelona will open to anyone interested in discovering what’s inside. This new beginning for the summer residence Manuel Vicens commissioned the … Read more

What do we know about the history of Casa Vicens?

Antoni Gaudí was only thirty years old when Manel Vicens i Montaner offered him the opportunity to design the new summer residence the trade agent and broker was planning to build for his family. The proposed site was a plot of inherited land owned by Vicens in Vila de Gràcia, an independent suburb of Barcelona … Read more

Gràcias’s modernista buildings (II)

As a follow-up to World Tourism Day, we are posting the second part of our list of modernista buildings in Gràcia, a district that boasts the highest concentration of modernista structures in the world. Barcelona’s modernista heritage has helped make it a prime international tourist destination. Landmark buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí, the undisputed master … Read more

Introducing Casa Vicens project to the Cercle Guimard

Throughout its process of restoration, Casa Vicens has been in touch with other European organizations that focus on the conservation and promotion of architectural heritage. During this period, it has forged a particularly close relationship with the Cercle Guimard, a Paris-based organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of the work of Hector Guimard and … Read more

From #NoTincPor to #BenvingutsPasseuPasseu

From Casa Vicens we want to express our deepest sympathies for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils and our condolences to their families. We are out of words to express everything we have felt these days. We support the spontaneous cry #NoTincPor (I’m not afraid), that is why this Monday we … Read more

Gracia’s modernista buildings (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

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