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Casa VicensExhibitions and activities

Now you have the chance to visit this architectural gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been restored this year.

The Casa Vicens was the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and the building that marked the beginning of his career.

Gaudí had actually received the commission from Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a brick and tile factory owner, some years earlier; Vicens had inherited the land, which at the time stood in the independent village of Gràcia, and wanted to build a summer house there. In its design, the recently graduated Gaudí makes extensive use of colour and tiles, with Arabic, oriental and neoclassical influences. The beginnings of his singular style and inventiveness are clearly on show.

Activities at Casa Vicens:

The essence of Casa Vicens. An olfactory visit created by Ernest Ventós, art collector and perfumer, with a tour involving the sights and scents of the first house designed by Gaudí.
Saturdays at 18:30 (in Spanish and Catalan on alternate weeks).
As a family. Ceramic flower painting workshop. One of the most recognizable features of Casa Vicens is its ceramic work. Can you imagine finding out about the process behind producing the tiles depicting yellow carnations that cover the facade of the house and then being able to make one?
13 January at 10:00. Children between 7 and 12 years old.
Constructing a tic-tac-toe. Enjoy making a game out of paper based on elements to be found in Casa Vicens, exploring concepts such as geometry, space and color.
20 January at 10:00. Children of six years old and above.

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