Casa Vicens is the first masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí and sowed the seeds of later works.
Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, here he showcased his unparalleled talent. Declared Unesco World Heritage in 2005

Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852- 1926) is one of the most noteworthy figures in universal architecture. For his support for traditional architecture, along with his exceptionally ground-breaking genius both in terms of shapes and the building and structural systems of his projects. His wide variety of works, from single-family homes to housing blocks, palaces, religious … Read more

The house

Casa Vicens is the first important commission Antoni Gaudí received and sowed the seeds of all his architectural work. In 1883, Manel Vicens i Montaner, a stock and currency broker, entrusted the young architect with designing his summer garden home in the former village of Gràcia. It is his first masterpiece and one of the … Read more

Museum project

The Casa Vicens museum project consists in restoring and raising awareness of the first home Gaudí designed, just as the architect conceived of it. It is imbued with the essence of Gaudí’s world: the construction, decoration and symbols that will be seen throughout his later works. The current configuration of Casa Vicens and its land … Read more

Restoration

Returning the house, as much as possible, to its original state, as designed by Gaudí in 1883, was the fundamental goal of the restoration project. The restoration work on Casa Vicens that began in March 2017 uncovered original polychrome elements hidden under various layers added over the years. The guidelines for the restoration have been … Read more

About us

Team An expert team specialising in cultural management works to ensure the highest quality experience for visitors and of the space: Joan Abellà (director), Mercedes Mora (institutional representative), Neus Callís (sales director), Marta Antuñano (head curator) and Montse Moltó (head of operations). A multidisciplinary team of museum specialists (Jordi Falgàs), historians (Veclus) and public institutions … Read more

Mission and values

The mission of Casa Vicens as a museum is to raise awareness of the first home Gaudí designed, just as the architect conceived of it, and present it as an essential work for understanding his architectural language and the Modernisme movement in Barcelona. Casa Vicens is imbued with the essence of Gaudí’s world: the construction, … Read more

Exhibitions and activities

Several spaces for exhibitions and activities, both temporary and permanent, round out the visit to Casa Vicens.

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