A Complete Guide to Casa Vicens


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A Complete Guide to Casa Vicens

The Casa Vicens, a family house in Barcelona, was commissioned by the industrialist Manuel Vicens and designed by Antoni Gaudí. It was built between 1883 and 1888.

Its style is Catalan Art Nouveau with Neo-Gothic elements. The house has a façade of red brick with white stone trimming and stained glass windows.

History of Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens is a two-story building with a ground floor and an attic. The façade features balconies, columns and arches which are typical of Catalan architecture. The interior contains a staircase with wrought ironwork, stained glass windows and tiled stoves.

The building has two floors with a total of four rooms on each floor. The first floor has a large hall with an open gallery that leads to the second floor. The hall also has a staircase that leads to the ground floor. The second floor contains four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the street below.

Its recognizable green and white checkered facade give it unmistakable identity.

The Casa Vicens is a building designed by Antoni Gaudí, who was a Catalan architect. The building is located in the Barcelona suburb of Gràcia and it was built in 1883. It was designed as a summer residence for the family of Júlia Ametller.

Casa Vicens is one of Gaudí’s most personal projects because he had full control over the design and construction process without any interference from the owners.

The design of Casa Vicens is unique because it follows no conventional architectural style or pattern. Instead, it reflects Gaudí’s own interests and personality with its irregular plan, indented corners, and complex roofline that includes four chimneys on each side.

By Justine Ancheta

California native, churro aficionado, and mom of 3, Justine Ancheta writes fervently about Barcelona and Spain. Since 2008, she's been eating burnt onions (calçots) and tripping on cobblestones in the Gothic Quarter. She shares tips on popular attractions, exposes offbeat non-touristy spots, and gives insight on exploring Barcelona with kids. Her next Catalan culture challenge: top level of a human castle (castellers).

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