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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, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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