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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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Love it - especially the sunflowers

I'm just a Gaudi fan so I love it all - especially the sunflowers! No need to book, self tour. Start with the Introductory video as it gives you some background. Try to pick a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'm just a Gaudi fan so I love it all - especially the sunflowers! No need to book, self tour. Start with the Introductory video as it gives you some background. Try to pick a sunny day and don't forget to take your picture with the Bronze Gaudi. Then walk up and above the cave for some good photos.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If visiting Comillas then this is a must see really...it's not very big but well worth the visit. For 5 euros per person you can walk around the gardens, enter the building, and there is an interpretation room. Dogs are allowed but not in the building. There is a souvenir shop and toilets. It's located a short walk from the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one of the early works of Gaudí, and one of the few out of Catalonia. It should not be missed.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of three Gaudi commissions outside of Catalonia, this residence designed early in his career is accessible in its smaller scale. You really can appreciate his philosophy around the natural world and the details that reflect the homeowner's interests and lifestyle.

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

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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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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