Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, Leon

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  • Casa Botines is a monument that you can't help but admire: a modernist building designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, it draws the eye to its sober, almost medieval air and many of the features that have made the author's style unique, especially in Barcelona. Gaudi made a few works far from Barcelona: in Astorga, comillas in Cantabria, and Leon. Casa Botines was founded as a commercial headquarters desired by some wealthy industrialists and textile dealers of the city; work began in early 1892 and was completed within the year. In front of Casa Botines, a metal bench welcomes the figure of the architect, sitting with his notebooks open in front of him and a dove perched on the other side of the bench. The architect is portrayed as a well-dressed and distinguished gentleman, but what happened to him on the occasion of his death makes us reflect and not little: on June 10, 1926, on his way to his work at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, after praying in a church , a tram overwhelmed him, no one recognized him for his discharged appearance, very few rescued him and finally he was taken to a hospital and hospitalized in the ward of the poor...
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  • Although it is the most expensive guided tour we did in León, we highly recommend doing it. It is very complete and organized and allows you to understand much better the history of the site, which hides many surprises and interesting data. In addition to visiting areas you would not see without the guided tour.
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  • PROS: Well arranged. The top floor gives a real picture of how upper class residents lived at that time. Very friendly and bilingual staff. CONS: Somewhat expensive to visit (8 euros is a lot). Not a ...  more »
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  • Gaudí's work has always intrigued me. This is one of his subdued works but it's still very beautiful.
  • A unique piece of art. A must see in León
  • Absolutely fantastic. I've longed to see inside the building for years. The guided tour in English was excellent. Very informative. After this building you should visit the Bishop's Residence in Astorga, León. The two buildings are complimentary. And then El Capricho in Comillas, on the Cantabrian coast, whose Japanese owners are beginning to open up to visitors. It was Gaudi's first commission. These are the only Gaudí buildings outside Cataluña. And not stuffed with tourists.
  • Wonderful work
  • Amazing outside, disappointing inside. Do not pay for this. There is not much to see inside about Gaudí.
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