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Palau Guell

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Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 934 725 775
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio...
This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city..
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I visited 20 years ago and really loved the park. Visiting now it's not as nice. Too crowded and the fact you have to pay to enter the monument zone is disappointing. Try to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited 20 years ago and really loved the park. Visiting now it's not as nice. Too crowded and the fact you have to pay to enter the monument zone is disappointing. Try to visit early or late in the day to avoid crowds. I hope the funds go towards the park. Read up on the architecture before you go... More 

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Philadelphia, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing site created by Gaudi. It was free up until 2013. Purchase a timed ticket prior to attending to avoid any lines. The walk from the Metro is ALL uphill. Give yourself plenty of time to get there.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is without doubt a highlight of any Barcelona visit. Arrive early to avoid the queues and get to spend time listening to the audio and reading the detail on this unique building. Well worth spending your time and money on this visit.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful self-guided tour of the beautiful building. Make sure to buy tickets in advance to avoid the long lines to get in. You can just show the receipt from your cell phone.

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Bielefeld, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The paid part of the park was very small and there was very little information about the history behind the park. The flowers, the mosaics were stunning. Lots of fabulous photo opportunities and views of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Gaudi the master architecture, colorful naughtiness, just visually stunning, exploding your senses, worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of Gaudi's earlier works. It is not nearly as flamboyant as places like Casa Batlo, but it has the same intense attention to detail and you can see the genesis of some of his style trademarks at this site. We stumbled upon this in a quest for other Gaudi buildings, since we had already been to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was brilliant to see Gaudi's first commission - still a totally radical design but a different feel to Casa Mila and Casa Batllo which came later in his career. Fantastic use of limited space and a real insight into the Guell family (Gaudi's main benefactors).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This 'house' where a family really lived in is gorgeous to see. What a wonderfull architect Gaudi was !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice but over rated. I believe there are nicer places to see in Barcelona if you are pressed for time.

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