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El Capricho de Gaudi

Barrio Sobrellano, S/N, 39520 Comillas, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Comillas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Clutton
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We weren't expecting a Gaudi-designed building in this pretty seaside town, but the tourist office mentioned it, and it's only a 10-minute walk from the center of town. It was well worth the visit because it was not crowded and you could get up close to all the design elements of the house, which were very much Gaudi-like.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

One of many very pleasing buildings in Comillas. Well worth a visit to see the work of this unique artist and architect. Only disappointment is the lack of interior furniture. Very glad I visited.

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Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visited on a sunny Saturday in September. No queues and you can run your fingers over the great mans work. Much better than queuing for hours in Barcelona. Comillas also put on a hill race so we lunched in the square for 10 euros and watched the runners collapse at the end. Thanks for a great day out Comillas.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Comillas is an attractive small town that owes its fame to the presence of El Capricho de Gaudi and the Palacio de Sobrellano. Visitors are able to see Gaudi's work at close hand, preceded by a video of it's history and terminating in the inevitable gift-shop. Going on a wet day, slightly out of season, keeps the visitor numbers to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Unfortunately, the day we visited, the weather was terrible and we were unable to enjoy the outside of the house and the garden (which isn't that big but would make the visit more worthwhile). As an admirer of Gaudi's work, it was a must see and I wasn't disappointed, but I must admit that 5€ is a bit steep for... More

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