Gaudí’s First House

Entire residential home hosted by Emili

2 guests, 1 bedroom, Half-bath
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Built as a lavish summerhouse for a local family in 1885, Casa Vicens was designed by internationally renowned architect, Antoni Gaudí. It was Gaudi’s first ever commission and it is widely regarded as being one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement. This hidden gem was declared part of Unesco World Heritage in 2005 and this Fall its doors will open for a unique and exclusive stay.

The space
Not only is this Gaudi’s first ever house, it also represents the flowering of Barcelona’s distinctive form of modern architecture.

The exterior of the house is a unique blend of colours and influences and it is set in a lush garden. But the interior is even more remarkable: a fabulous multi-coloured oasis which fuses Moorish, neoclassical and organic motifs.

The ground floor contains a dining room which features original wooden furniture designed by Gaudí himself. There is also a ‘smoking room’ on this level, a place to relax and enjoy a drink. The room is an architectural delight: plasterwork on the ceiling replicates palm trees, while the walls are decorated with intricate papier-mâché tiles.

The Vicens family’s more private and intimate space is on the first floor: the main bedroom. Guests who request to book this overnight stay will have the chance to spend the night in another stunning jewel decorated by Gaudí in his distinctive version of Art Nouveau.

Highlights from the stay will include:

- A special welcome tour with Emili, your Host, who is part of the team that transformed this historic house into a house museum.
- Unprecedented access to this 19th century single-family summer house designed by the one and only Antoni Gaudí.
- The opportunity to taste a Gaudí inspired Michelin star menu in a truly unique space followed by a delicious nightcap in ‘the smoking room’.
- A full mediterranian breakfast in the lush private city garden (best croissants in town included!).

Booking opens at 4:00 PM CEST on July 12, 2021, for a one night stay on October 7, 2021.

*The one-time, one-night stay is not a contest. Bookings are on a first come first served basis. Guests who fulfil the requirements will be eligible for the stay. The stay will cost 1€ (plus taxes and fees). This is a symbolic value in order to be able to correctly process the booking.

What this place offers

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Patio or balcony
Backyard

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Where you’ll be

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

This single-family house was constructed in the sleepy hillside village of Gràcia. After more than a century, Gràcia has merged with the main city and it is now a bustling and vibrant city neighbourhood.

Please note that the listing rules are in strict adherence with local COVID-19 guidelines, and those who request to book should currently live in the same household. All interior spaces will be cleaned prior to your arrival in accordance with local municipality guidelines and consistent with Airbnb’s five-step enhanced cleaning process. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how people plan for future activities and are closely monitoring guidance from local government and health officials.

Hosted by Emili

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Hi! My name is Emili. I am passionate about technology, economics, travel and deeply committed to the preservation of Gaudi's cultural heritage. I am part of the team that transformed this historic house into a museum and knowledgeable of all the secrets of its recent restoration project. I am delighted to open the doors of Gaudi’s first house and host you in this once-in-a-lifetime stay.
Hi! My name is Emili. I am passionate about technology, economics, travel and deeply committed to the preservation of Gaudi's cultural heritage. I am part of the team that transfor…

During your stay

While I won’t be there during your entire stay, I will greet you personally upon arrival and show you the entire house in an intimate tour after the doors are closed to the public. That’s why, when you arrive, I just ask that you wear a mask and keep six feet of social distance.

Booking opens at 4:00 PM CEST on July 12, 2021, for a one night stay in Autumn, 2021.

*The one-time, one-night stay is not a contest. Bookings are on a first come first served basis. Guests who fulfil the requirements will be eligible for the stay. The stay will cost 1€ (plus taxes and fees). This is a symbolic value in order to be able to correctly process the booking.
While I won’t be there during your entire stay, I will greet you personally upon arrival and show you the entire house in an intimate tour after the doors are closed to the public.…
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House rules

Check-in: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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