" EL CAPRICHO (1883-1885)"




Barri de Sobrellano s/n
Comillas, Santander


An exotic summer villa

The house of the nouveau riche businessman Máximo Díaz de Quijano was designed by an innovative and daring architect, Gaudí, who wished to bring some colour to the grey Cantabrian coast. He constructed it in accordance with the tastes of the time, in arabesque style, and covered it with leaves and bright flowers aof galzed ceramic so that façades maintained great vividness and colour throughout the year. Gaudí equipped the villa with evertything necessary for summer comfort and rest. It was the most modern residence of its period in Comillas and, beacause of its capricious forms, was soon baptised with the name of "El Capricho".

     
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