Antoni Gaudí was the creator of Barcelona’s most famous and significant buildings and parks, including Sagrada Familia and the Palau Güell. Now, final preparations are underway to give the public an inside look at one of his lesser-known architectural landmarks in the city: the Casa Vicens summer home.
The house – originally designed by the 31-year-old Gaudí for financial broker Manel Vicens i Montaner between 1883 and 1885 – will be opened as a museum in Q3 following an extensive “rehabilitation” to restore the architect’s original design touches and adapt the site to host groups of visitors.
The house was named a World Heritage Site in 2005. It is notable for its differences to much of Gaudí’s other work. The architect is believed to have been inspired by Asian design philosophies for the project.