Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines 18-24. (Open Map)


One of Barcelona's first Art Nouveau residences

As Antoni Gaudi's first important work, Casa Vicens offers a look at the architect's notable, early commissioned work. Created for industrialist Manual Vicens, the homeowner's livelihood as an owner of a tile and brick factory was well integrated into the very character of the home as well.

Though inside visits are not permitted, you can appreciate the external architectural conglomeration displayed in Casa Vicens. Commissioned in 1883, Casa Vicens is an homage to the work Gaudi and Vicens did together for the design and manufacturing of the tile used in the home. North African and Middle Eastern influences are highlighted by Indian Raj, Ottoman, Koranic and Andalusian touches of this notable town residence.