Welcome to Casa Vicens Gaudí
The doors of Gaudí’s first house are open, limiting capacity and following the appropriate measures at all times to ensure that your visit is safe and unforgettable.
We’ll be expecting you at Casa Vicens!
Casa Vicens, a safe World Heritage site
Last update: 12.07.2021
What have we done at Casa Vicens Gaudí to ensure health and safety?
- Ticket sales online, by phone or in our ticket office (+ € 2), following a quota system at 20-minute intervals.
- Capacity is reduced to 70 percent (total: 238 people simultaneously), to ensure compliance with safe social distancing.
- A single visit route has been established through the house.
- Hand sanitizer gel dispensers have been installed along the visit route.
- Cleaning and disinfection protocols throughout the house have been intensified.
- All printed materials (brochures, leaflets…) have been removed and an audio guide has been created that visitors can enjoy directly on their mobile phones (included in the price of admission).
- Family activities have been cancelled, in order to maintain safe distancing.
What measures must be followed to ensure the health of all our visitors and staff at Casa Vicens?
- Mandatory use of a face mask throughout the visit.
- Maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres.
- Follow the visit route established and the indications of the audio guide.
- Use the hand sanitizer gel available at different points along the route.
- Take the stairs. Use of the lift will be restricted to persons with reduced mobility or persons over 65 years old.
Thank you for following these measures and contributing to ensuring Casa Vicens remains a safe place for everyone.
Casa Vicens, certified by the Spanish Tourism Quality Institute as Safe Tourism Certified:
1. Reserve online: a safe, simple and sustainable step
In order to minimize risks, we recommend booking online. You can purchase your tickets through three channels:
· On our official website www.casavicens.org
· By phone (+34 932 711 064, from Monday to Sunday 09:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
· On our ticket office (+ € 2)
If you make your booking on our website or by phone, once you receive your tickets by email you don’t need to print them out; just show the PDF on your mobile at the entrance to the house.
2. Come without baggage
Although the lockers in our cloakroom are still available, we suggest that under the circumstances you don’t bring large backpacks or suitcases. If you come with a small bag or backpack, our staff may ask you to store it in the lockers for protection of the site. If so, please follow the instructions you will find on our lockers to store your belongings correctly and securely.
3. Don’t forget your earphones
Now your visit to Casa Vicens includes a complete audio guide to discover the history of this World Heritage site. Given that you can access it directly from your mobile phone, we recommend you bring your own earphones (you can also buy some in our shop, “la Capell”) for the best possible enjoyment of your visit.
4. Protect yourself with your mask
Use of a face mask is mandatory for all visitors over 6 years old. If for medical reasons you are not obliged to wear one, please remember to bring documentation to that effect.
5. Be punctual
If you have purchased your ticket for a specific day and time, please arrive 5 minutes early in order to respect the house’s reduced capacity as much as possible. If there is a queue at the entrance, maintain a safe distance and speak to our guest services staff so they can check your admission ticket.
During your visit
6. Keep a safe distance
Remember to maintain a safe physical distance of 1.5 metres during your visit, especially with other visitors and in smaller rooms.
7. A single itinerary to avoid crossing paths
Casa Vicens was designed without corridors, which is why Gaudí dreamed up hexagonal halls to separate the rooms. Now we have designed a single visit route in order to avoid anyone having to cross paths with other visitors, enabling you to enjoy all the rooms in Gaudí’s first house.
8. A clean, well-ventilated house
Gaudí was always quite concerned about hygiene conditions in his homes. At Casa Vicens Gaudí we have maintained that premise and reinforced cleaning and disinfection protocols, especially on surfaces such as doorknobs, stairways, buttons or toilets. Additionally, we invite you to use the hand sanitizer gel that you will find at different points along the visit route.
9. Enjoy the stairs and leave the lift to others
Our stairway leaves no-one indifferent. Enjoy it, take in its volume, its colour… it isn’t Gaudi’s, but it brings the three most important architectural events of this house together: Gaudí’s 1885 creation, the 1925 expansion, and its opening in 2017 as a house-museum. In keeping with health protocols, use of the lift will be restricted to persons with reduced mobility and those who are over 65 years old, and can be used individually or by a group of people who live together.
Frequently asked questions
Is the use of PPE (personal protective equipment) obligatory during the visit to Casa Vicens?
Yes. Everyone over 6 years old has to wear a face mask correctly, covering their nose and mouth at all times during the visit. Upon entering Casa Vicens you must use hand sanitizer gel, which you will find at different points along the route of the visit in order to facilitate frequent hand cleaning.
Can I visit the whole house?
Yes, the whole house is open for visits. Moreover, in order to maintain physical distances and avoid visitors crossing paths with others, a one-way visit route has been established. Follow the signs at all times to ensure you don’t miss anything and respect other visitors.
Will the toilets be open?
Yes. The toilets are located on floor -1 and are open, with full safety and hygiene measures in place. Follow the established itinerary or ask our staff for help if you need to visit the toilet before the end of your house tour.
Is the lift in service?
Use of the lift is reserved preferentially for persons with reduced mobility and elderly people, and is limited to one person or a family unit. We recommend admiring our stairway, work of the architects Martínez Lapeña – Torres and Daw Office.
Is the shop open?
Of course! The Casa Vicens is a complete experience, with our shop “la Capell” located on floor -1. We recommend using credit card payment but the returns of purchases are not accepted. In our shop “la Capell” please do not touch the products, respect the capacity, keep a safe distance, protect yourself with your mask and use the hand sanitizer gel. Follow the established route or ask our staff for assistance if you wish to visit them before completing your house tour.
Is there informative material available for the visit?
In keeping with the health regulations in force we do not have printed informative material available. However, you can prepare your visit to Gaudí’s first house using our website or, upon arrival, you can get our audio guide directly on your mobile phone. Don’t forget your earphones.
Is Casa Vicens accessible?
Casa Vicens is 100% accessible for persons with reduced mobility, as our lift makes it possible to reach every floor. Our staff at Casa Vicens will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Hours and rates
Visit Casa Vicens at your own pace, staying as long as you like; we provide recommended routes.
Enjoy the visit at your own pace, with no limits. The conditioned building makes possible that visitors can admire and understand the first house of Gaudí and its details.
You will be able to walk the whole monumental enclosure including the garden and the interior of the building. You can tour the house freely, or if you prefer, you can tour it with our guides, following the recommended itineraries and making use of the materials we provide at the entrance.
In addition to the museum elements which are excellent materials of support, you can also count on the complementary explanations of the room staff.
· Until September 30, 2021
Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Last admission 6:40 p.m.
For visits after hours you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We recommend arriving no more than 10 minutes before the indicated time to avoid queues outside.
- Tickets may be used to enter Casa Vicens on the date and at the time listed. Once tickets have been purchased, the date and time may not be changed.
- You must hold on to your ticket throughout the visit.
- After your ticket has been used to go through an entrance point, you won’t be able to leave the museum and enter again
- To take advantage of the discounted rates, proper ID must be provided and shall be subject to validation by security personnel.
The building and routes have been adapted with different resources to facilitate and improve visitors’ experience at Casa Vicens. Accessible tour for people with people with reduced mobility.
* Reduced admission: Students from 12 to 25 years old, senior (+65 years), people with library card Biblioteques de Barcelona, member large or single-parent family and person with functional diversity. To qualify for this rate it is necessary to present the corresponding documentation.
** Free admission: Children up to 11 years, person with functional diversity’s companion and Super3 Club members. To qualify for this rate it is necessary to present the corresponding documentation.
ICOM members have free admission and can access directly by presenting their card at the Casa Vicens box office.
Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26
In the heart of Barcelona, in the Gràcia district, behind a wrought-iron fence in the shape of palm fronds, lies the best-kept secret: Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first masterpiece.
Delve into Gràcia as you will Casa Vicens, little by little, calmly, at your own pace. To enjoy all it has to offer and the special environment on its streets and squares full of life; to chat with locals and enjoy the architecture, shops and buildings; to have some tapas or discover the latest cultural events. Because the Gràcia district is one of the city’s most emblematic neighbourhoods, packed with character: it combines the flavour of tradition, with workshops, herb shops, bookshops and cafés, with the most cutting-edge artistic and culinary offering.
Each August for the past 200 years, residents decorate their streets with spectacular adornments, a sign of the pride and authenticity of a town that was independent until 1897.
Casa Vicens, in the heart of Barcelona, in the Gràcia district, has great public transport connections.
- Metro: Fontana (L3) – 250 m, Lesseps (L3) – 280 m
- FGC: Gràcia (L6, L7, S5, S55, S1, S2) – 500 m
- FGC: Pl. Molina (L7) – 500 m
- FGC: Sant Gervasi (S5, S55, L6) – 450 m
- Bus: lines 22, 24, 27, 87, 114, H6, V17, D40, N4
- Barcelona Bus Turistic: Blue line, Park Güell stop
- Barcelona City Tour: Green/East route, Park Güell stop
Car parks near by
Come to Casa Vicens in your own vehicle, and park nearby.
- Parking Ortolani. Avinguda de la Riera de Cassoles, 69, 08012 Barcelona, España.
- Parking Garaje Breton. Carrer de Bretón de los Herreros, 10, 08012 Barcelona, España.
- Parking Balmes. Carrer de Balmes, 288, 08006 Barcelona, España.
- BSM Torrent de l’Olla. Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 221, 08012 Barcelona, España.
Services and useful information
Access regulations to the venue
It is expressly stated that any under-age minor must be accompanied by their parent(s) or guardian(s) or responsible adult(s).
Entrance to the venue CASA VICENS with food or drink is prohibited. The only permitted place is the terrace of the cafeteria. Smoking within the facilities of CASA VICENS (including terraces, balconies and viewpoints) is also forbidden, except on the terrace of the cafeteria.
Equally, the access is not permitted for people who are shirtless, naked or in swimsuits.
For reasons of heritage conservation, access to CASA VICENS is not permitted with objects that could endanger the works on display, such as suitcases, rucksacks or bags larger than 30×30 cm, umbrellas, helmets, poles, tripods, selfie sticks and/or stabilizer-gimbal for mobile.
Also, the capturing, filming or recording of images or sounds of the activities without the prior authorisation of CASA VICENS is prohibited. The capturing, filming or recording of images or sounds in the premises of CASA VICENS with professional or commercial reasons without the express authorization of CASA VICENS is also prohibited.
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Good environmental practices
Your visit to Casa Vicens can be made more sustainable by following these environmental practices:
- Be mindful of the amount of water you use in the toilets during your visit.
- Kindly notify the person in charge of the area if you notice leaks, drips or any other irregularities.
- Please dispose of your waste in the corresponding container.
- If you are unsure which container to use when disposing of waste, please ask the person in charge of the house-museum.
- Please help us to keep the facilities clean and tidy.
- Please keep your voice lowered during your visit.
- Kindly adjust the volume of the audio guide so that it does not disturb other visitors.
- Kindly avoid slamming any doors.
- Please avoid creating any noise disturbances to other visitors and neighbours.