Basic information

Location: Carrer de les Carolines, 24 Barcelona
Qualification: xxxxx (3 on 5)
Present condition: Outside / Inside: Acceptable
Transports: Buses: 22, 24, 31, 32
Visits: The building is the property of a private owner. Visits are consequently restricted.
Ruta del Modernisme

History and description

This is the first important project of the architect Antoni Gaudí 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 façade 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.


Other works of Gaudi

In Barcelona: Bellesguard Eduard Calvet House Batlló House Vicens House Santa Teresa School Sagrada Família Schools La Pedrera Güell Pavilions Güell Palace Park Güell Sagrada Família Miralles Property Fence
In La Pobla de Lillet: Catllaràs Villa Artigas Gardens
In Mataró:
Workers Cooperative building (attributed)
In Montserrat: Monumental Rosary path (1st mystery of Glory)
In Santa Coloma de Cervelló: Colònia Güell Crypt
In Garraf (Sitges): Garraf Cellars
Out of Catalonia: Botines House (León) El Capricho (Comillas) Episcopal Palace (Astorga)