First House Designed by Gaudi to Open as Museum

Casa Vicens, Barcelona
Casa Vicens, Barcelona
  • Gaudi's Sagrada Familia is still under construction.

    Gaudi's Sagrada Familia is still under construction.

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Casa Vicens, the first house designed by famed Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, will be renovated and made into a museum. The 1888 residence, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is scheduled to open for public visiting hours in the fall of 2016, reports the Art Newspaper.

Gaudi's first house is “an essential work for understanding his unique architectural language and the development of Modernism in Barcelona”, says Mercedes Mora, the executive director of the museum.

Known as a leading proponent of Catalan Modernism and admired the world-over for such works as the unfinished Barcelona cathedral Sagrada Família, Gaudi meticulously-designed the grounds, exterior and interiors of Casa Vicens with Arab influences and colorful tilework.

Some original elements were removed or altered over the years. Parts of the gardens were also sold off.

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