Gaudi’s opening gambit as an official architect. Casa Vicens was built between 1883 and 1889 and is tucked away in a small street in the Gracia district of Barcelona. This first Gaudi house draws upon the Moorish or ‘Mudejar’ architectural style and the fact that the owner, Manual Vicens, had a thriving ‘brick and tile’ business. Gaudi designed the distinctive ceramic tiles were whipped up in the Vicens factory. The result was a sylish residence for the Vincens family and the biggest business card ever made!
Currently you can only look in amazement from the outside, but according to press reports, the house was sold in 2014 to the Andorran MoraBanc for 27 million euros and they plan to open it to the public in 2016.
However, if you flick to the Casa Vicens website, it appears the building is back on the market (unless someone is really slow at updating the webpage!) So if you have a large chunk of change doing nothing, why not grab yourself a bit of Gaudi magic.
If it does open to the public we will let you know!
How To Get There
Metro – Line 3 (Green) Station Fontana