Casa Vicens Gaudí
Casa Vicens Gaudí
4.5
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
GAUDÍ'S FIRST HOUSE: Casa Vicens is the first masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
How to get there
  • Fontana • 3 min walk
  • Lesseps • 4 min walk
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  • matthewandpaula
    Winchester, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An inspiring visit
    Well worth a visit. A beautiful house and a good explanation of the part it played in Gaudi’s development. Lovely rooms and a good guide tour in English. A short walk from Parc Guell.
    Dear Visitor, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Casa Vicens. We are delighted to know that you found Gaudi's first masterpiece a worth-visit and that you enojoyed the guided tour. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best regards, Casa Vicens.
    Written 23 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Ellen Z
    Atlanta, Georgia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended example of early Gaudi work
    This is a wonderful house to tour. Along with Palau Guell, I preferred it over the more well known Gaudi houses to tour in Barcelona because these earlier places are more accessible. By touring these smaller and earlier efforts, you get to see the development of Gaudi's early ideas, while also imagining what it would be like to live there. Our tour guide was excellent. She was highly knowledgable and led a well-paced trip through the exterior and interior, providing a terrific mix of history and context together with pointing out key architectural elements. Highly recommended.
    Hello Ellen, Thank you so much for sharing your review with us! We are happy to see that you were able to discover all the secrets and details of Gaudi's first masterpiece scattered throughout the house. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Casa Vicens
    Written 1 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Liz C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A peaceful and fascinating visit exploring Gaudis early work.
    We really enjoyed our visit. We booked an English tour late afternoon and the Guide was excellent. I couldn't imagine that they would be able to fill 1.5 hours, but the time flew by. Would really recommend!
    Dear Reliza, Thanks for sharing your review with us! We are thrilled to see that our professional Guides helped you learn more about Gaudi's first masterpiece. We hope to see you again any day soon! Best regards, Casa Vicens
    Written 1 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Anita
    Scunthorpe, United Kingdom1,473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic. The first Gaudi house.
    I chose this over the other Gaudi properties, as it seemed to be the best value for money and I reckon I made the right decision. All areas of the house are accessible and the original Gaudi part has been beautifully restored as has the garden. We didn't take a guided tour but there's a good presentation provided and plenty of information about the house and garden on the self-guided app tour. You also get a 25% discount with the Barcelona Card.
    Dear Anitah, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that one of our guides provided you with such an excellent tour.. We will certainly pass along your kind words to our team. We appreciate your recommendation of our tour to others, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Vicens in the future. Kind regards, Casa Vicens
    Written 18 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Seattle98101
    Seattle, Washington3,297 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Gaudi site to see in Barcelona, easy to visit
    We saw the other Gaudi houses on our first trip to Barcelona years ago. I was delighted to find that a new one had opened a few years ago. We bought tickets online to see it after a return visit to the Sagrada Familia. While it is smaller than Casa Batlo and Casa Mila, it is no less interesting, and it is much more relaxed and uncrowded. No standing in lines!
    Dear Visitor, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to know that you could visit Casa Vicens at your pace and that you could enjoy and discover every detail of Gaudi's first masterpiece. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best regards, Casa Vicens
    Written 21 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Traveler
    Saint Paul, Minnesota152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gaudi's First Home
    This was a nice surprise! I found it yesterday when I knew we couldn't see Palau Guell on Monday because it is closed. We went today. It is a block and a half from the Fontana (green line) metro. We paid 20.50 Euros each to enter. It is Gaudi's first house that he was a part of. We were able to buy tickets and audio guide on your phone when we arrived. Bring headphones. They do have English and Spanish tours if you plan ahead. It was so nice to go and not have to fight a crowd! They have a cafe there as well and you pay 1 Euro to store your backpack. Thank you for restoring this home and opening it in 2017!!!
    Dear Visitor, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Casa Vicens with us. We are delighted to know that you had such a great time discovering Gaudi's first masterpiece and that you could enjoy every detail of the house without a big crowd. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best regards, Casa Vicens
    Written 28 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Gemma J
    55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit if you like Gaudi
    I love the Gaudi architecture and on my second visit to Barcelona, I was really keen to see some more. This tour was brilliant, not too long so kept the attention of my kids, but equally informative and generated lots of things to talk about afterwards. We couldn’t get booked onto the guided tour, so went around ourselves listening to the audio guide on our phones. This worked really well. There were staff around who were more than happy to answer questions. Thank you
    Dear Gemma, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're delighted to know that you could visit Casa Vicens peacefully. We're also glad to know that teh audioguide helped you understand better Gaudi's first masterpiece. We hope to welcome you again in the near future! Best reagrds, Casa Vicens
    Written 25 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Lisa P
    Bury, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book a guided tour
    We booked a tour and I was pleasantly surprised to see we were in a small group of 8 people (4 couples) all from different parts of the world. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. If we had just walked around the house I don’t think it would have been half as memorable an experience. We were shown old photos of the property, how it had changed, developed and we learned about the social history of the house as well as Gaudi’s design. This smaller property was really enjoyable to visit. I’d highly recommend the tour.
    Dear Lisa Thank you for posting your experience with us. We are delighted to know that visiting Casa Vicens was one of the highlights of your vacation! We are also very happy that one of our guides gave you an excellent tour so you could dicover all the secrets hidden in Gaudi's frist masterpiece. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best regards, Casa Vicens
    Written 24 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Joe T
    Chicago, Illinois70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really cool spot to see early Gaudi
    We did a guided tour which I highly recommend. We ended up being the only 2 people on the English tour, and it was a treat. Tons of opportunity to ask questions and interact with the guide. Very cool house - of all the Gaudi stuff I feel like you were able to get up close and personal more here than anywhere else
    Dear Joe, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted to know that you had such a great experience in the guided tour. We hope to welocme you again soon! Best regrads, Casa Vicens.
    Written 24 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Martina Z
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Olfactory guided tour with Xavier
    We had an olfactory guided tour and it was amazing. Our guide Xavier made it very interesting and funny. He answered all our questions and it was obvious that he loved his job. Together with fragrances it was great experience. Keep going like that with the stuff like Xavier. That you very much. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.
    Dear Visitor, Thanks for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to know that you had such a wonderful time with an olfactory guided tour with the attention of our guide Xavier. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards,
    Written 10 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
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Adventurer182325
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
At 17.50 euros it’s an absolute waste of money. The exterior is great but you can see this for free. The inside is mostly clinical with a few rooms nicely finished. But it’s a replica of the original. I was disappointed as I had previously visited Guell palace which was only 12 euros including an audio guide and much more interesting interior. The price should be cheaper or include more such as guided tour or audio at the very least. It just wasn’t very interesting.
Written 2 January 2020
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Dear Adventurer182325, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Gaudí's first house. Your feedback is important for improving the quality of our service. The ticket price is consistent with similar cultural equipments in town. Besides, the ticket includes the know-how of our experts team that will take you around Gaudí's first house and provide you with all the historical and artistic information you shall require. We kindly remind you that Casa Vicens gives you the possibility of enjoying a very favorable fee every Monday and every last Sunday of the month. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 3 January 2020
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nadine
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We felt like we were secretly looking at Gaudi's work. It wasn't overly crowded, it was beautifully presented, it was a peek back in time and of course, it was Gaudi.

Do yourself a favour and see this stunning home with ideas ahead of their time and then sit, drink a local Catalan Cava in the cafe and imagine you were in the sprawling garden looking at that stunning summer house.

Fabulous. Go and see this!
Written 8 February 2020
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Dear Connector34013906602, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are delighted to know you enjoyed Gaudí's first house in such a way. We really hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 12 February 2020
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Francesca W
Portsmouth, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Fabulous place; would rate it highly; take your time to study the amazing ceilings . Bring your own earphones as easy to use app on your phone which is brilliant with short information on each room. Lovely to sit on terraces. Shame ugly flats are where the garden used to be years ago. Short walk from metro. Spring deal of apple & cinnamon cake from cafe with entry ticket was delicious. Would highly recommend as opposed to more well know & busy Gaudi buildings which can get very crowded. A must see!
Written 18 May 2022
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Hello Francesca. Thanks for sharing your review with us. It Is nice to hear that you had a wonderful time at Casa Vicens and that you have enjoyed your visit. We are also delighted to know that the audiogide was helpful and informative. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 19 May 2022
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Timothy F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This was one of the best things we did during our two month stay in Barcelona. There were few people, we got a close glimpse of Gaudi’s work, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the technology and exhibits were very sophisticated and easy to use, and the Hoffman mascarpone croissants in the courtyard shop are phenomenal, especially after a cava. It is a pleasant walk from El Borne and gave us an appreciation for Gracia.
Written 14 March 2020
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Dear Timothy F, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are delighted to see you had a diverting time in Gaudí's first house. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards,
Written 17 March 2020
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scottalancarroll
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
It was wonderful to see this house on the inside. It gives a lot of insight into Gaudi's career trajectory, and the leap he made from this first commissioned work to his second, El Capricho. Worth the visit.
Written 10 January 2020
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Dear scottalancarroll, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad to know you enjoyed Gaudí's first house in such a manner. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 11 January 2020
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parayreberengere
Perpignan, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I wanted visit this house for so long that I don't count years anymore.
So when I knew it was finally open to public, I didn't hesitate.
It's really beautiful. The style of the architecture is very different of the others Gaudi's buildings (less art nouveau and more moorish).
The facades are full of details (sculptures, earthenwares, ironworks,...).
The interior is just as amazing.
I took the first visit of the morning, so there were few people. It was more pleasant because rooms are small. And it's better too if you want take photos without tourists in the middle :)
If I should say something negative, I would say the garden is really small, mostly thinking about what it was at the begenning. But despite of this, it is all the same nicely maintained.
So if you have the opportunity, come to visit this house.
It's worth it !!!
Written 13 January 2020
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Dear parayreberengere, Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is wonderful to know you had such a diverting time in Gaudí's first house. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 22 January 2020
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Gelmine C
Madrid, Spain15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great place to visit. Here you will see the amazing work Gaudi has built to see before your eyes. A truly visionary man. I love the way he tries to incorporate in his work nature as part of his designs.
Written 11 March 2020
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Dear gelminec, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are delighted to see you had a diverting time in Gaudí's first house. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 11 March 2020
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JRMADA
United States3,331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a beautiful house with some interesting and unusual design features. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The ticket we purchased included a caramel roll at the end, and it was very flavorful… We went in early afternoon on a week day and the place was practically empty, so it does not look like a lot of people know about it. My reason for 4 stars and not 5 is pricing. This is still expensive at €21 per person. The price of admission would have been fair at €12-€14 specially with other places like Guell Palace which is far more beautiful and has more to offer for €12. The Catalan Music Palace costs €16 and has a lot more to offer than here also. Of all the Gaudi properties we visited (worth seeing) and liked, this one is the most humble (simple) and last on our list. If you are pressed for time, it is ok to skip it…
Written 8 December 2022
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Dear JRMADA, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to know you enjoyed visiting Casa Vicens and discovering Gaudi's first house. Regarding the price, let us indicate, that the regular ticket with the audioguide included is 18€ but you chose the visit with audioguide + a cinnamon roll that is 21€. Also, Casa Vicens does not receive any type of public aid or subsidy, therefore the amount of each ticket, not higher than that of other facilities, allows this commitment and daily opening to be possible. We hope to see you soon at Casa Vicens! Best regards, Casa Vicens.
Written 9 December 2022
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tatianagb7777
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
It is definitely different than all other Gaudi houses, it mixes modernism, with Asian and arabic styles. You can see the house in about 40mins if you like to stare at the details etc. It is pretty quick :) Very much worth the visit!
Written 4 January 2020
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Dear tatianagb, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are glad you had a nice time in Gaudí's first house, and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 7 January 2020
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HippoSlippers
Barcelona, Spain82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
This would be a great add-on to Parc Guell or even La Sagrada Familia/Sant Pau. They have done a lovely job restoring this gem. It's interesting and a bit smaller than the other Gaudi sites, so you could easily do this in an hour - although I recomnend grabbing a drink or snack in the garden afterwards if it's not super busy. If you aren't an instant Gaudi fan after seeing Casa Mila, you might give this a try - it's a totally different style. Gorgeous vibes at this place.
Written 27 September 2020
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Dear HippoSlippers, Thank you for posting your feedback. We are glad you had a nice time in Casa Vicens and enjoyed the the restoration work. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Casa Vicens
Written 28 September 2020
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