Palau Güell in Barcelona
The Palau Güell is a distinctive Modernist mansion built by Antoni Gaudí, the renowned practitioner of Catalan Modernism. The building was commissioned by the industrial magnate Eusebi Güell and was constructed between 1885 and 1890.
The building, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was designed as a residence for the executive’s family. Nowadays, the mansion is exactly as it was when Gaudí built it.
Exploring the Palace
The tour of the Palace includes a delightful visit to the old stables located in the building’s basement and all the way up to its impressive rooftop. The guide will stop at every room revealing Gaudí’s unique and symbolic universe.
The Güell Palace offers a new and unique space and light concept. All the rooms in the mansion are original and packed with ornamental elements designed by the architect.
The most exceptional part of the Palau Güell is, in our opinion, the rooftop, very much like La Pedrera – Casa Milà. The roof measures 400 square meters and is decorated with curious chimneys covered in colorful mosaics.
Visitors will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide to make the most of the visit. The guide will explain to you why the structure was built in this way and point out little details that displays why Antoni Gaudí is considered a creative genius.
The Palau Güell is an extravagant mansion packed with magic and imagination, like all of Gaudí’s masterpieces. The visit of this construction is truly surprising and refreshing and, in our opinion, is a definite must.
1 April – 30 September: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm.
1 October – 31 March: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5:30 pm.
Adults: € 12 (US$ 12.90)
Students under 25 years old and Seniors over 65 years old: € 9 (US$ 9.60).
Youth (10-17 years old): € 5 (US$ 5.40).
First Sunday of every month: free entrance.
Metro: Liceu, line 3.
Buses: V13, 59, 91 and 120.
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