Antoni Gaudí’s first house
Casa Vicens is the first house that Antoni Gaudí receives, ordered by Manel Vicens, who worked as a bróker in Barcelona in 1883. The house took two years to build and was the summer house for the Vicens family.
This iconic work is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.
The young Gaudí is a singular and advanced architect, in this first work he already demonstrates an innovative creativity and design for the time with architectural and decorative solutions that dazzle for his imagination and his technique. The house was extended in 1925 by Joan Baptista Serra de Martínez because the family converted the summer house into their usual home.
It is not until 2018 that the architects David García, Elías Torres and José Antonio Martinez Lapeña with the help of expert restorers turn it into the house museum that today is owned by Banca Mora.