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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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Masterpiece of Gaudi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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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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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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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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St Gervais sur Mare, France
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On the drive from Oviedo to Santillana del Mar we stopped in Comillas for the express reason of visiting El Capricho, an early Gaudi creation. We have been to Barcelona and Astorgas to see Gaudi creations so it made sense to see yet another in Comillas. We were not disappointed to wander through the sunflower festooned house filled with plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful from outside, not so much to see inside, just empty rooms. Nice view from upper floors. In the garden there is small cave and nice statue of sitting Gaudi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This mansion and grounds were a project of Gaudi from the beginning of his career. Knowing Gaudi's work in Barcelona, it was so much fun to see his early work. The tile work is wonderful, with gorgeous sunflowers adorning the exterior, and many whimsical tiles of bees and birds throughout the house. There is a charming statue of Gaudi looking... 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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