Grab a rare chance to stay at this Gaudí masterpiece in Barcelona

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest architectural works, Casa Vicens, is only open to guests for one night via Airbnb, with a Michelin-starred dining experience.

Barcelona wouldn’t shine so bright without Gaudí’s work. The Catalan architect of La Sagrada Família is synonymous with the city. Its church, the colorful-tiled Park Güell and the iconic apartment buildings, Casa Batlló and La Padrera, attract millions of visitors every year. Casa Vicens is the one that put Gaudí on the map and launched his career. It was his first masterpiece and one of the first buildings to launch the Art Nouveau / Modernism movement in Europe.

The master bedroom of Casa Vicens © David Vilanova

Now, for the first time in the 136-year history of Casa Vicens, guests will benefit from an overnight stay via Airbnb. The unique experience includes an exclusive visit to the Unesco listed building and its summer garden; a Michelin-starred menu inspired by Gaudí in the dining room; a nightcap in the smokehouse; accommodation in the master bedroom; and a full Mediterranean breakfast in the gardens the next morning. The doors will be closed to the public on that day.

The smoking room of Casa Vicens
The smoking room where you can have a nightcap © David Vilanova

Casa Vicens was commissioned in 1882 by the stock and currency broker Manuel Vicens i Montaner, who tried his luck with Gaudí, then 30 years old and fresh out of architectural school, to create a house of summer for his family. Located in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, ​​the building with its blend of Moorish, neoclassical and Asian inspired architecture, opened to the public as a museum and cultural space in 2017 after a major restoration project.

The Moorish themed summer garden of Casa Vicens
Guests can enjoy a full Mediterranean breakfast in the summer garden © David Vilanova

Soon it will be an amazing place to spend the night in Barcelona for two lucky guests. Booking for the Airbnb / Casa Vicens experience opens at 4:00 p.m. CEST (10:00 a.m. EST) on July 12, 2021, for an overnight stay for two this fall. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and cost symbolic € 1 (required to process the reservation). For more information or to book, it’s here.

Spain is currently open to tourism after opening its borders in June to vaccinated travelers. If you are not lucky enough to book a night at Casa Vicens, you will still be able to see it on your next visit to Barcelona. Visitors are free to walk around the building, but hour-long guided tours (in Catalan, Spanish, English, and French) bring the building to life.

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