Antoni Gaudí’s first-ever house is available to rent – this is how you can sleep in the iconic property
Night at the museum: The neoclassical home will open its doors for a one-night stay in Barcelona this Fall
Architecture lovers, avid artists, and home decor enthusiasts unite. We have the opportunity to welcome back to traveling in the most memorable way possible.
Airbnb has announced that legendary architect Antoni Gaudí’s first-ever home, Casa Vicens, will be listed for rent for one night only in Barcelona this Fall. The globally renowned property has spent the majority of its 136 history as a private residence –but will open overnight so guests can enjoy an Autumn in Catalonia – the way Antoni Gaudí would have intended.
The architectural utopia was designed as a Moorish summer residence for a local family at the start of Gaudí’s unrivaled career. The modernist master would later go on to claim the city as his kingdom, crowned with his most famous work, the church of the Sagrada Família, which is still under construction.
The chosen guests will indulge in Gaudí’s Barcelona in all its glory with the help of their private host, Emili, who helped transform Casa Vicens from a home into a museum. After touring the kaleidoscopic paradise, guests can enjoy a Gaudí inspired Michelin star menu in the dining room before a nightcap in the smoking room.
Following a night in the Vicens family’s master bedroom – which is drenched in Gaudí’s Art Nouveau signature style – a Mediterranian breakfast is served in the adjoining urban garden. The best croissants in Barcelona are included, just in case you needed that final piece of persuasion.
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In his discussion of this rare Casa Vicens experience, Emili shares that he is excited to offer guests ‘the opportunity to experience this house as Gaudi designed it - as a nature oasis.’
‘We are deeply committed to the preservation of Gaudí’s cultural heritage, and it will be a great pleasure to share the building’s secrets and rich history with whoever books,’ Emili adds.
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Booking opens at 4:00 PM CEST on July 12, 2021, for a one-night stay for a group of two guests this Fall. Interested parties can request to book here.
If you're chosen as one of the guests, or you want to read up on Gaudí’s legacy, we recommend starting with Gaudí. The Complete Works, featuring none other than the majestic Casa Vicens.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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