Carrer de les Carolines, 24 Barcelona
(3 on 5)
condition: Outside / Inside: Acceptable
Buses: 22, 24, 31, 32
Visits: The building is the property of a private
owner. Visits are consequently restricted.
Ruta del Modernisme
This is the first important project of the architect
Antoni GaudÝ i Cornet.
Built between 1883 and 1888, the house Manuel Vicens i Montaner is an imaginative
residential project made for a rich family owning a ceramic factory. This is reflected in
the fašade with a big variety of ceramic decoration.
The building has different volumes separated by angles in an opposite
concept to the curved shapes of La Pedrera.
The interior atmosphere of
parts of the building has some
influence of Islamic architecture, this influence is strongly manifested into the room named the
"fumoir" (Smoke room).
Ornamentation of ceiling is related to plants and flowers showing
nice color contrasts.