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

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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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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Casa Vicens influences

If we take a leisurely stroll down the calle de les Carolines in Gràcia, we will suddenly find ourselves looking up at Casa Vicens and its multitude of ceramic tiles, colors, turrets, and arches. At first glance, it isn’t a building that our untrained eyes would be likely to associate directly with Antoní Gaudí. Its … [Read more]

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