To all our architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and design nerds: For just one Euro per night (plus taxes and fees), you have the incredible opportunity to stay in a one-of-a-kind home designed by renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the mastermind behind La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (one our favorite UNESCO World Heritage Sites).
Airbnb is the vacation rental company behind this exciting opportunity.
The only caveat? It’s solely available for a one-night stay this coming fall — and you’ll have to act fast to book.
Known as Casa Vicens, the historical estate dates back to 1885 — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring. The 136-year-old single-family home combines Moorish and neoclassical architectural styles. The building is located in Barcelona — more specifically, the once-sleepy neighborhood of Gràcia — which has since transformed into a bustling district of its own with plenty of shops, restaurants, and attractions.
The property turned museum — which is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site — was original built as a summer house. When working on the hearth, Gaudí sought inspiration from the vibrant surroundings in the form of bright colors, a lush private garden, and Art Nouveau touches.
Lucky guests will also be treated to a private history tour, where you can admire 34 restored paintings, an expansive porch, and ornate decor. Following the tour, refuel with an extravagant feast in the grand dining room. After a much-needed nightcap in the smoking parlor, retreat to the distinctively designed bedroom and catch up on some shut-eye. Lastly, before you check-out, enjoy a delicious Mediterranean-inspired breakfast (How many croissants is too many? Asking for a friend…) outside in the lavish garden.
Booking opens at 4:00 PM CEST on July 12, 2021, for a one-night stay for a group of two guests this fall. They will have the chance to request to book the stay at airbnb.com/gaudi.
Interested guests should note that house rules are in strict adherence with local COVID-19 guidelines, and those who request to book must live in the same household to minimize risk. Guests can rest easy knowing that the house will be cleaned in accordance with Airbnb’s five-step enhanced cleaning process.