El Capricho de Gaudí
El Capricho de Gaudí
4.5
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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The Caprice is a palace designed by the amazing architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and is considered to be one of the jewels of European Modernism. While exploring the interior, exterior and the gardens, you will discover a work of great colour, inspired in nature and full of symbolism.
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  • suttondg1
    Whissendine, United Kingdom116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    One of the most amazing places I have visited. Absolutely loved the exterior. Definitely recommend booking a guide otherwise you miss out on some important details about the house which you would otherwise be unaware of when looking round; it would appear to be just an empty house. Mario was our guide which was in English and who was very interesting and knowledgable . Very good value. If in busy periods make sure you book for the English speaking guide as I think that are limited slots during the day.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 18, 2023
  • Kerry R
    93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A delight
    An easy and obvious stop as we left Bilbao and made our way west along the coast. After Gaudi in Barcelona, this is just a little icing on the cake, but it is fun to see this lovely organization of space and decor. How sad the man who had it built did not get to enjoy it. How lucky for us it was preserved.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Manupatree
    Rabos, Spain2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful tour of Gaudí's folly with Andrea, who knows her stuff.
    We had not heard of el capricho de Gaudí before coming to Cantabria, and we organised the visit at the last minute. But it was very worthwhile, both for the building itself and for the informative, discerning and witty explanation offered us by our guide, Andrea. Well worth the entrance fee. An enchanted place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
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suttondg1
Whissendine, UK116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
One of the most amazing places I have visited. Absolutely loved the exterior. Definitely recommend booking a guide otherwise you miss out on some important details about the house which you would otherwise be unaware of when looking round; it would appear to be just an empty house. Mario was our guide which was in English and who was very interesting and knowledgable . Very good value. If in busy periods make sure you book for the English speaking guide as I think that are limited slots during the day.
Written May 18, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This villa in Comillas is another inspired creation of Antoni Gaudí. Every element of this building, both inside and out, epitomises everything that is imaginative about Catalan Modernisme. The only difference being that this house has some Neo-Mudejar influences, which is not a bad thing. The interiors are largely devoid of furnishing, which is a shame, but most of the rooms do have at least one piece associated with the former resident. Some of the furnishings in the house are also designed with the signature Gaudi cursive forms. The most impressive part of the interior is actually the upper floor centred around a greenhouse.

The exterior decorations have the signature Gaudi fairytale colour scheme, nature inspired forms, bright tiles, and cursive balustrades. If you love the works of Gaudi or Catalan Modernism, then El Capricho de Gaudí is something that should be on the list of things to visit.

The entrance ticket comes with an audio guide and does a great job of explaining the rooms and building.
Written December 17, 2022
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I highly recommend the guided visit with Paula, a very young, enthusiastic and knowledgeable woman. She explained all the intricate symbols and the geniality of Antonio Gaudi. The Capricho is the best thing in Comillas. The only problem is that it is privately owned. It should be part of the Cantabria Government!
Written June 20, 2022
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Manupatree
Rabos, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had not heard of el capricho de Gaudí before coming to Cantabria, and we organised the visit at the last minute. But it was very worthwhile, both for the building itself and for the informative, discerning and witty explanation offered us by our guide, Andrea. Well worth the entrance fee. An enchanted place.
Written September 10, 2023
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland820 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A short trip from Santillana del Mar and worth it for a Gaudi fan. Ordered the tickets on line. Did not use the audioguide and still appreciated the visit of 45+ minutes. Parking very challenging for non-Europeans; there is a steep hill with a small lo. Sunflower ceramics covered building. Gaudi-unique innovation touches throughout. We visited on a Thursday and there were quite a few touring the home. The garden room is lovely when you are in it, but I found the white color a non-Gaudi design.
Written June 13, 2022
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Steve B
Sitges, Spain639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Having lived in Cataluña for 15 years I thought I’d seen all Gaudí had designed. I wasn’t aware he was responsible for much outside of the region but this place is lovely. The number of people seemed to be limited which made our experience all the nicer. We spent a couple of hours here appreciating the architecture. Can advise booking ahead on line and arrive in plenty of time to park. We had a 10.45am entrance and had to park a 15 min walk away. By the time we returned, that car park was also full.
Written August 21, 2021
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alina j
Parkland, FL50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Amazing jewel. Designed by Gaudi, built in 1883-85 in Comillas. Built as a summer house and stands today with its original / restored wood in this beautiful little palace. It has a greenhouse inside the house which is lovely. Worth visiting. Seven euros per person.
Written July 4, 2022
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Kerry R
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
An easy and obvious stop as we left Bilbao and made our way west along the coast. After Gaudi in Barcelona, this is just a little icing on the cake, but it is fun to see this lovely organization of space and decor. How sad the man who had it built did not get to enjoy it. How lucky for us it was preserved.
Written June 6, 2023
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stephrab
New York City, NY726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is one of the most amazing and important architectural buildings in the country. It is totally eye-catching and stunning. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the gardens outside as well as the inside. Start on the ground floor and make sure you see the movies and it will help you better understand the amazing and importance of this work
Written June 24, 2022
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Castabcn
Palencia, Spain48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 and unusual, to visit the cemetery with outstanding state-of-the-art statues...... You'll always thank me for this as you'll enjoy taking your camera out and getting creative, dramatic and mysterious pics full of magic as you could ever imagine!!!!
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El Capricho de Gaudí es de visita obligada en la visita a Comillas; muestra temprana del infinito talento de un hombre humilde que ha hecho historia de la Arquitectura contemporánea.

Si vienes a Comillas no debieras pasar por alto esta visita así como la impresionante Universidad de Comillas y el Palacio de Sobrellano.

Como punto singular e insólito, señalar otro lugar interesante y lleno de estatuas propias de un museo: El cementerio de la Villa. .. Arte en estado puro que te obligará a sacar tu cámara de fotos para crear imágenes llenas de dramatismo y misterio.
Written December 2, 2014
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