Nature, taking centre stage this Christmas at Casa Vicens Gaudí
Last year, Christmas at Gaudí’s first house centred around the different table decorations in the dining room on the season’s three most important nights: Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the arrival of the Three Kings. This Christmas, it is nature that takes centre stage at Casa Vicens.
We wanted to pay tribute to the idea Gaudí had when designing Casa Vicens, in bringing the house and the nature of the surrounding garden together. With this in mind, people wishing to go and discover Gaudí’s first house between 10th December and 7th January will be able to enjoy the floral decorations featured on both the outside and inside of the house. The most spectacular decoration can be seen in Casa Vicens’ bathroom, which was one of the first in Barcelona to have running water. Here, visitors can see a replica of the magnolia planted in the garden. It is a magnolia which fills one of the most private and small rooms of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with magic.
Family activities: 23rd and 30th December; 2nd and 3rd January at 11 am
Would you like to find out about the manufacturing process of the carnation tiles seen on the exterior of Casa Vicens? This Christmas, come and take part in this ceramic family workshop from Manel Diestre, the master ceramicist in charge of the ceramic restoration of Casa Vicens. The workshop includes a prior visit to the house, a ceramic workshop and the firing of your ceramic creation. Your finished tiles can be picked up at Casa Vicens approximately one week after the workshop.
Exhibition of the NASEVO art collection of Ernesto Ventós Foundation in Casa Vicens
For the second year running, and as a nod to the typical Catalan tradition of L’home dels nassos (The man of many noses), Gaudí’s first house will welcome a series of art works created by NASEVO (artistic acronym of Ernesto Ventós), creator of our premium guided visit. The show, aside from making reference to L’home dels nassos, which is celebrated on 31st December, allows art to venture outside into the garden, much in the same way that nature is brought inside Casa Vicens through the floral decoration displays. These works can be enjoyed from 17th December 2019 to 8th January 2020 in the Casa Vicens garden.
Supporting the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down this Christmas
We consolidate our collaboration with the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down, and after the #LaCasaPerATothom initiative we implemented in March, we will donate 20%* of the money received via the “Casa Vicens Gift” tickets – open-ended tickets which can be used within three months – to the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down. For this, you need to inform us during the purchasing process that you found out about us via the Fundació. The offer is valid for tickets purchased between 16th December 2019 and 6th January 2020.
Gift ideas for Christmas in Barcelona
If you are still searching for presents this Christmas, here are three options for you:
- The Casa Vicens book (available in Spanish, French and English)
Currently it is the only book to have been published on Casa Vicens. It allows you to learn more about the history of Gaudí’s first house and discover the beginnings of Gaudí, where it all started…
It can be purchased via the laCapell website or at the laCapell Store.
- The characteristic Casa Vicens tile, reproduced in chocolate
The Hofmann Hostelry School, by the hand of master chocolatier Miquel Guarro, has created a chocolate replica of Casa Vicens’ characteristic carnation tile. The sweetest gift to delight chocolate lovers.
Available from the Hofmann Café at Casa Vicens, the laCapell Store in Casa Vicens, the Hofmann Patisserie (Dels Flassaders street) and the laCapell website.
- Visit Casa Vicens with an open-ended ticket
Giving a cultural experience as a gift is always a winner. With our “Casa Vicens Gift” visit, you can give someone an open-ended ticket to be used within three months.
Special offer days
Mondays, visit Casa Vicens for €12 with tickets bought via our website: Monday 16, 23 and 30 December.
Last Sunday of the month, visit Casa Vicens for €12 with tickets bought via our website: 29 December.
Casa Vicens festive opening times (10.12.2019 to 06.01.2020)
Monday, from 10 am to 3 pm (last entry 1.40 pm)
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm (last entry 5.40 pm)
1 January 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last visit 4:40 p.m.)
Casa Vicens will be closed on 25th December 2019 and 6th January 2020
🎅🏽 Thank you to everyone who joined us during this, the second year of Casa Vicens Gaudí. We would like to wish you all a very happy 2020.