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“Great intro into Gaudi's development as an architect” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palau Guell

Palau Guell
Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
34 93 317 3974
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Ranked #15 of 1,108 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This town house was the home of industrialist Eusebi Güell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city.
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“Great intro into Gaudi's development as an architect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I recommend going to see Guell Palace, Gaudi's early work first before La Pedrera or Casa Batllo which are more known for his style. Guell Palace gives a good insight into art nouveau and the life of the Guell family. Shorter lineups too.

Visited July 2013
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“Palace? More like a fort...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Compared to the other Gaudi works this one left us cold. If, however, you have an interest in Gothic architecture, then you might like it. Not as delightful, artistic, etc as Batllo or Pradera.

Visited July 2013
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“Guell...Gaudi's Patron”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Absolutely exquisite. We were there when the organs began playing and it was just beautiful. Eusebi Guell obviously was enthralled with Gaudi and gave him carte blanche in designing his home. A Must see when visiting Barcelona!

Visited July 2013
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“Don't Miss This”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This amazing palace is a definite must see while in Barcelona. It was not crowded at all and the most amazing Palace. Very much Gaudi inspired, you can see Gaudi influence around every corner. A hidden gem.

Visited July 2013
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“Gorgeous halls inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I just love the Gaudi architecture, so I loved this. My 21 y.o. not as much. The main halls were jaw dropping. We also ate at a restaurant next door that had Paella for a really good price.

Visited May 2013
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