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The first-ever house from legendary architect Antoni Gaudí is on Airbnb

It's the first time in 136 years that Casa Vicens will be open to public stays

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Sarah Medina
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Sure, you've seen La Sagrada Familia, but now is your chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the work of pioneering Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí sans tourists. Casa Vicens in Barcelona – Gaudí first masterpiece – will open its doors for a special one-night stay on Airbnb next month.

Built as a lavish summerhouse for a local family, Casa Vicens is widely regarded as one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement - a style of architecture that completely broke away from the norms of the period – with its signature blend of Moorish, neoclassical and organic forms. After a recent refurbishment, the house has become a museum dedicated to Gaudí's unique style. 

Gaudi house
Photograph: David Vilanova, Courtesy Airbnb

This is the first time in all 136 years of the house's existence that guests will be allowed to stay overnight with unlimited access to the architectural marvel. The experience will include an exclusive tour of the house and a Gaudí-inspired meal in the dining room, topped off with a nightcap in the luxurious smoking room. To conclude the evening, guests will retire to the Vicens family’s master bedroom – decorated by Gaudí himself. The next morning, you'll be served a lush Mediterranean breakfast in the private garden.

Gaudi house
Photograph: David Vilanova, Courtesy Airbnb
Gaudi house
Photograph: David Vilanova, Courtesy Airbnb

'We are excited to give guests the opportunity to experience this house as Gaudí designed it – as a nature oasis,' said Emili, Casa Vicens Gaudí Host. 

Set your alarm: Booking opens on July 12 at 4pm CSET for a one-night stay for a group of two. Apply for your chance to book at airbnb.com/gaudi.   

Gaudi house
Photograph: David Vilanova, Courtesy Airbnb

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