Casa Vicens

About Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens is the first important commission Antoni Gaudí received and sowed the seeds of all his architectural work.In 1883, Manel Vicens i Montaner, a stock and currency broker, entrusted the young architect with designing his summer garden home in the former village of Gràcia. It is his first masterpiece and one of the first buildings to kick off the Modernisme movement in Catalonia and Europe.The current configuration of Casa Vicens and its land is the result of many changes and transformations, with three clearly differentiated spaces: the original construction from 1883-1885 designed by Antoni Gaudí; the expansion from 1925 designed by Joan Baptista Serra de Martínez; and the garden surrounding the building.With its new purpose as a museum and cultural space, the renovation project has adapted the spaces in the building from the 1925 extension in order to house the various services needed for the new cultural spaces and the general public. So, it hasn't been necessary to modify any of the spaces designed by Gaudí.