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Güell Palace, Barcelona

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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To see the first major building celebrated architect Antoni Gaudí designed in this city, visit World Heritage–listed Güell Palace. The house was built in the late 1880s for a wealthy local industrialist, Eusebi Güell. Like many other works by Gaudí, this palace features an unusual combination of materials, blending elements from Gothic, Islamic, and Art Nouveau architecture. During the middle of the 20th century, police tortured political prisoners in the basement of the house, and later the building stood abandoned for decades, slowly falling into disrepair. After a massive renovation project that took nearly 20 years to complete, the house reopened in its full splendor in 2010. To learn the full story behind this fascinating building, pick up the audio guide at the entrance. Güell Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Barcelona Edition.
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  • Finally we visited only from the outside during our walk on the Rambla, so we don't know how is the inside. 
  • Gaudi's famous buildings in here is like a building. Various shape is also on the roof, nice interiors include stained glass ornament is so cute and lovely. Japan Guide, enjoy 10 minutes.
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  • Beautiful views of the city and a pleasant place for a stroll round but you have to pay to see anything of the Gaudi architecture. And even then you only get a certain time slot to go and see it! Get ...  read more »
  • I loved the Guell Palace! The audio guide very well explained Guadi's architectural points and ideas. Each element was carefully thought of and constructed and was not only aesthetic but practical in every manner.
  • Sangria, tapas, and paella ... all amazing. Great service. Wi-Fi available. Eat like a local. Avoid the wait since it wasn't directly on Las Rambles.
  • This is one of Antoni Gaudi's earliest works commissioned by the Guell family. This is in such an unassuming location as it is essentially a palatial home for what is probably one of the richest families back in the bourgeoise in a street off the tacky La Ramblas. It's 3-4 floors (I lost count) and the interiors so ornate in so many ways that you just wouldn't expect looking from the outside on the very narrow street. There's a lot of stained glass, the ceilings are just original and a beauty to behold. The stables! So cool! The attic room (the curves)! The unmissable rooftop with the colourful chimneys which fans of Gaudi will immediately see similarities to the Sagrada Familia. There are so many aspects here that is signature Gaudi before he evolved even more towards nature that inspired him in the first place. Not to be missed!
  • Big place make sure to go lil early and take aome food becuse its bit expensive there
  • Gaudi's first work / castle. E12 per person to enter. The price is a bit high but ultimately very good to see how this genius started his career. Some of the home is roped off. Audio tour is included with admission.
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