The funny story is that because of the extensive use of the tiles (including the inner walls of the house), the rumor spread its wings and many mistakenly thought that Vicens, the owner for whom it was designed, was a tile manufacturer.
Indeed, this residence, Casa Vicens, was built for the industrialist Manuel Vicens i Montaner between 1883 and 1888. The work lasted five years. The landlord encountered financial difficulties, which delayed the work. The building, like many of Gaudí's, is built in the modernist style. It has four floors - the first serves as a warehouse, the second and third are used for residential purposes and the fourth is for servants. In 1899 the house was sold by Vicens's widow. In the years that followed it was renovated more than once.
In 2005 the house was declared a World Heritage Site. In 2017 the house was opened and served as an open museum for visitors. Originally the house expressed the Orientalist style, which is very much identified with Gaudi's beginning. It is important to note that privately owned buildings, even if designed by very well-known architects, are not open to the public. But this is one of the most unusual structures of them all.