de Sobrellano s/n
An exotic summer villa
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".