“Ceramic flower painting” family workshop

The ceramics from Casa Vicens are one of its most recognisable elements. Can you imagine discovering the process of creating tiles with carnations, the yellow flowers that cover the house’s façades? Led by the master artisan ceramist Manel Diestre, director of the process to restore Casa Vicens’ ceramic pieces, you’ll discover the process of creating … Read more

An unfortunate incident

In the autumn of 1898, Casa Vicens was the scene of an unfortunate incident that was documented by newspapers such as La Publicidad, La Vanguardia, La Campana de Gràcia and others. We can also seek out additional information and inquire into how the neighbours perceived the building, for example. When conducting historical research, direct sources … Read more

Who was Mr Vicens?

Not much is known about Manuel Vicens i Montaner (1836-1895). We know that he was the one who decided to build a new summer home on the property that he inherited from his mother Rosa Montaner Matas in 1877, but little else. Who was this man who lived in Barcelona in the 19th century and … Read more

100 days of Casa Vicens

One hundred days have passed since Casa Vicens opened its doors, and we can attest that we are very satisfied with how the project has been received if we take a careful review. Whilst we made our dreams come true, our suspicions were confirmed: explaining a work by Gaudí rigorously, tactfully and unhurriedly was possible … 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
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