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El Capricho de Gaudi

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Address: Barrio de Sobrellano, S/N, 39520 Comillas, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 72 03 65
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful House unexpected delight

At 3€ a person for such a beautiful house you would be silly to come to Comillas and miss this. One of Gaudi's early works it does show much similarity to Casa Batllo on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

At 3€ a person for such a beautiful house you would be silly to come to Comillas and miss this. One of Gaudi's early works it does show much similarity to Casa Batllo on Barcelona, but in a much more understated way. It's about 150m up a steepish hill off the main road into town from the motorway, there's not... More 

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Shoreline
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I like this place quite a lot (heavily biased as I am to like Gaudi's work), as it is small, easy to see, and shows off some of the wonderful creativity of the architect. It's not terribly easy to find and parking is by guess and by golly, but well worth seeing if you're in Comillas.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This incredible piece of architecture is a short distance from the historic center of town and also very close to the Palacio de Sobrellano. The intriguing design of Gaudi's El Capricho sets this building apart from all others. It's playful, charming and so creative and interesting how Gaudi makes use of beautiful ceramic sun flowers to add character to this... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This house was charming and so interesting to see the innovative architecture. We were surprised - happily - that there were no tour groups going through. Lots of Spanish tourists but we seemed to be the only ones from the U.S. RECOMMEND.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

El Capricho (the snail) is an early Gaudi home and the only one outside Cataluna. It is located a short walking distance from the historic center of Comillas village, in a shady and beautiful small garden. The villa itself is like a fairytale, both inside and outside. There is a short introduction movie in Spanish with English subtitels. 'No' furniture... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We weren't expecting this to be quite so lavish - but it was wonderful. Early gaudi - bright colours, sunflower motifs set in beautiful grounds. Well worth the 5€ entry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

One of Gaudi's earliest creations. Small villa, not that much to see, but worth an hour or so of your time. Well stocked, if rather expensive, shop, with lots of info in English. If you're English, I would avoid the café just outside the entrance gate. Service with a smile? ..... erm, I don't think so !! Maybe it was... More 

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Mallorca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great place to look around to appreciated and learn about Gaudi, well worth a visit, sit on the bench with the great man.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Although we had already some works of Gaudi in Barcelona we decided to see also this one. It is a very interesting work, both from outside and from inside. At the end I saw Gaudi himself sitting behind the Capricho, so I took some time to sit near him and talk to him. If you don't believe, I have a... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited Comillas without knowing of the existence of this building. As big fans of Gaudi we had visited several of his buildings in Barcelona. It was raining so we did not have a chance to see the town but we made it to this building and took a guided tour. It was further confirmation of the greatness of Gaudi.... More 

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Address: Barrio de Sobrellano, S/N, 39520 Comillas, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 72 03 65
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Comillas

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