Palau Güell



This impressive palace was built in the early days of Gaudí's work. The palace has sumptuous and exquisite interiors, with Gothic and Arabic reminiscences of medieval structures. It is organized around an interior patio and each of the spaces is composed in such a way that the sun's rays can reach every corner. On the flat roof there are chimneys that are already beginning to take the form of their significant towers. In Carrer Nou de la Rambla is this majestic palace that Antoni Gaudí built between 1886 and 1888 for Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi. Güell chose an architect not to build a house but a palace, which he would later show his acquaintances with concerts and exhibitions. Gaudí's peculiarity manifested the new language of the bourgeoisie, deliberately created to tell a new story in which the patron had a key role. This palace, an ascending metaphor, like Güell, stretches from the dark basement of poverty to the festival of color at the top culminating in the golden sunlight of wealth. The natural light, the interior structures and the profusion of epidermal decoration create the effect of a leafy forest full of color, of an immense whole built by the exuberance of its parts. In the Guell Palace, Antoni Gaudí consolidates his experimental and personal language, overcoming any literal historicism and expressing the taste and will to emphasize the load-bearing structure of each space.

Type: Building

Year built:1887

Address: Nou de la Rambla 3-5 08001

Area: Gothic Quarter

Phone:933 173 974

email:[email protected]

Opening times:10am - 2:30pm

Author: Antoni Gaudí

Style: Revival

Area of interest: Architecture

Services: Museum, Shop

How to get there:
Closest station: liceu L3
Other stations: drassanes L3 jaume I L4