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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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Unique architecture by Gaudi

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After the huge Sagrada a Familia and Apartments of Barcelona, it was nice to see a house I could live in designed by Gaudi. Sunflowers and touches of whimsy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very much worth the detour we took to visit. This amazing house and grounds are very much worth a visit. Sadly very little furniture remains but the house is in very good condition and a delight to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A total must-visit scenery in Comillas; Gaudí's early designs showing the endless talent of a humble man that made modern architectonic history... If you come to Comillas, you mustn't miss " El Capricho de Gaudí" as well as many other interesting buildings as the University, Sobrellano Palace, the typical narrow streets of the Town.... I should highly recommend as remarkable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is still worth visiting as one of the few Gaudí creations outside Cataluña but the interior, with bare rooms, is difficult to bring to life.

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Address: 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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