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El Capricho de Gaudi

Barrio de Sobrellano, S/N, 39520 Comillas, Spain
+34 942 72 03 65
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Comillas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description:   Capricho de Gaudi    Address: Barrio Sobrellano, s/n, 39520 Comillas, Cantabria   Tel: 942-720-365   The building was ordered by Maximo Diaz... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Gaudi's first building, designed for Maximo Diaz de Quinjano and built between 1883-5. No expense was spared even on this relatively small scale; it certainly showed off his client's wealth and taste. At only €5 for admission, including an informative booklet, a visit is a bargain and a treat. Though devoid of furniture, the house can be enjoyed as a... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Having seen Gaudi's Barcelona buildings we were keen to look at this little example of his early work. It's not on the scale of his more famous work but it is attractively quirky in a recognisably Gaudi style. Unfortunately you can't go up the tower for safety reasons but it's well worth the 5 Euro entrance fee. There is a... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The building was ordered by Maximo Diaz, related to the wife of the Marques de Comillas. The architect was Cristobal Colon Cascante, working to the design of Antonio Gaudi. The building was constructed between 1883 and 1885. The façade is very complicated and has rich decorative details with many influences, such as Neo-Mudejar. There is a ground floor, a first... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You must visit El Capricho if in Comillas. Beauty, vision, history and so much more. This was one of the highlights of our stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having an extensive art history background and previously been to Barcelona experiencing Gaudi's work, visiting this sunflower house was on my 'must do' list. Whilst probably not as spectacular as his later works in Barcelona I was delighted to be able to wander through this very colorful restored property which until reasonably recently I understand functioned as a restaurant. An... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a lovely house, around which you can wander largely unimpeded. The tower is off limits for safety reasons. It's reasonably enough priced at €5. There is a good intro video and then free access to house and gardens. There is also a good gift shop. Lots of interesting architectural ideas and a nice place to spend a summer... More

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Mafra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

For those who have seen Gaudi´s work in Barcelona will naturally be very desappointed. This is the Gaudi in his first steps. So the art is so geometric that has nothing to do with a Gaudi who is espontainous. Anyway it is a must in Comillas.

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Montana Rose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Drove through Camillas with the purpose of visiting this house. The town is lovely and I wish we could have spent more time here. The house is so cute…though a little expensive to visit. It was not crowded when we went. Who wouldn't love this cheerful fairytale house? The sunflower tiles, the beautiful interior woodwork, the horseshoe shaped outdoor patio,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Should be the number one place to go when in the area! Amazing building externally and interiorly with excellent video film on a loop in the conservatory. We absolutely loved it and even bought the book....a rare thing for us! Wonderful!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

You have to see this if you love Gaudí! The tour was very informative, as was the video they show in the middle of the house. You can get up-close with Gaudí's work, plus it was not crowded by any means.

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