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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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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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Despite Rick Steve's comments about Palau Guell (he perfers La Pedrera) we visit the house an enjoyed it immensely. We liked it betteer than La Pedrera although they are quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite Rick Steve's comments about Palau Guell (he perfers La Pedrera) we visit the house an enjoyed it immensely. We liked it betteer than La Pedrera although they are quite different even if they were both designed by Gaudi. This private dwelling is unbelievable. It has marble columns everywhere, carved wood, elaborate coffered ceilings. a chapel with a 2300 pipe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These buildings are so stunning and it is great that you can explore them at your own pace and revisit rooms due to the very descriptive and informative audio guides

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy, but loved all the bright colours used (especially on a winter's day in January), and the anticipation of not knowing what you were going to see next. Glad we prebooked this visit as the queues were long, but seem to be moving quite quickly.

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Thank missbrowneyesxx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Queue moves faster than you expect. Full of Catalonian Gaudiesque surprises. Commentary was good. Free on first Sunday of the month so a bonus as we happened to be here. Roof top experience is surreal. But I guess that's what it's all about. Combined with the Guell parc a great experience.

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Tata, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a chance to visit Park Guell for the second time. It was crowded - but as i remember it is more nice in the springtime when more flowers where there... However the park is a unique experience.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were absolutely mesmerized by this wonderful house. Living in a piece of art must have been an amazing feeling once. Palau Guell is definitely one of my favourite places not just in Barcelona but in all the places I have seen in Spain so far.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gaudi received a commission for a townhouse from a very wealthy family and this building reflects the finest materials, craftsmanship and design. A little hard to imagine living there in winter with very small fireplaces for heat, but it is Gaudi at his best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've become a huge fan of Gaudi since visiting Barcelona. Palau Guell is very beautiful and the free audio guide is very informative. It even shows pictures of how the palace was decorated when the Guells lived there. The rooftop offers great views as well.

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1 Thank Jessicalww
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palau Guell is tucked away in a side street off La Rambla. It is one of Gaudi's first major commissions and definitely worth the visit. We had only a 15-minute wait to get inside (visited on weekday, mid-morning). The fascinating home tour is self-guided with an audio guide. From the cellar (impressive stables) to the rooftop with the whimsical Gaudi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited all of Gaudi's masterpieces except this one which is less celebrated than the others ! We were expecting something a bit more conservative since this is one of his first creations but were we surprised !!!! Palau Guell is as impressive as his other masterpieces and as wonderful to discover ! It is expensive but well worth... More 

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