Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece arrives on Airbnb for one night
During his career, Antoni Gaudí changed the face of architecture, creating a distinctive range of buildings that delighted visitors and designers alike. An ARTnews article notes that seven of the buildings he designed are now UNESCO World Heritage sites, and his work has been the subject of several films, including the 1984 film by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Antonio Gaudi and the 2003 documentary The architect of God: Antoni Gaudí.
The architect’s first commission in Barcelona, the Casa Vicens, has been an example of his work for over a century. It was originally designed as a summer house for the Vicens family and now functions as a museum. But if you’ve ever dreamed of living in a space designed by Gaudí, here’s some encouraging news – provided that an overnight stay is enough.
A new article on Remain notes that Casa Vicens will open its doors to two guests later this year via Airbnb. Reservation opens July 12 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and the cost is $ 1 for one night. When it comes to accommodation costs for UNESCO World Heritage sites, this is a bargain.
Airbnb has a page dedicated to further details on the promotion. Guests will also receive a tour of the museum, with a preview of its renovation, and “a Michelin star menu inspired by Gaudí”. It remains to be seen what exactly a Gaudí-inspired meal entails, but it sounds delicious.
For those who are intrigued by this, Airbnb offers some clarification: “[H]Rules of use are in strict accordance with local COVID-19 guidelines, and those requesting to reserve should live in the same household to minimize risk. “
Come on July 12th or so, someone is going to be very lucky. As you go through the architectural and culinary experiences, it looks really alluring.
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