Palau Güell

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Palau Güell
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city..
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Neighborhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Drassanes • 4 min walk
  • Liceu • 4 min walk
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Selena H
Kenosha, WI12 contributions
We were fortunate to be in Barcelona on the first Sunday of the month, so we were able to get tickets for free, but you do have to book them ahead of time online and arrive about 10 minutes before your scheduled time to line up to get in. This house is impressive! We have toured many castles throughout Europe, but this was the most impressive house I have ever been in (at least until the next Gaudi house we visited). I was impressed at the intricate work and how every part of the house was so detailed and carefully planned. I enjoyed doing the audio guide so there was time to go at our own pace and really take in all of the details of the design. It is worth paying to go in and it much more affordable than some of the other Gaudi buildings.
Written March 4, 2020
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kbearne
North Yorkshire, UK670 contributions
Firstly, I didn't have to pay an entry fee due to the attraction being free on the first Sunday of a month (though you do need to pre-book the ticket in advance still). It really was quite interesting, and I really enjoyed my visit. The views from the top of the building particularly with the ceramic art incorporated was particularly nice. The house was fun to explore with many organic themes.
Written April 2, 2020
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800MeganG800
London, UK161 contributions
The engineering and decor in this house is incredible. The audio tour is a little over-long (take headphones and a charged up phone because you do it using your phone, not their devices) but you can skip bits if you want. You can go down into the stables and up on the roof and everywhere inbetween for only EUR12, which is pretty reasonable.
Written February 19, 2022
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wrappedinplastic
Houston, TX36 contributions
I was unfamiliar with Gaudi's work and wanted to visit Parc Guell, but woke up late and didn't want to deal with the crowd so we visited Palau Guell instead. It was a great decision! Tickets are reasonably priced, and it wasn't that busy (we went on a Friday afternoon) so it was easy to navigate at my own pace. The audio guide is provided with the price of the ticket and available in several languages. I was impressed by how everything was functional yet so ornate, with incredible attention to detail. I really loved the central room with the chapel, as well as the stables and the rooftop. I'm glad we decided to stop here, it was very interesting and well worth the time and money.
Written January 23, 2020
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Eddie1219
Marlow, UK59 contributions
We were lucky to pick a quiet day so had a minimal wait before going in. The cost of the entry ticket was reasonable and included a free audio guide which was very comprehensive. The tour through the palace from basement to roof top takes about an hour. The craftmanship and attention to detail was fantastic. The City Council has also taken enormous care with respect to renovation and where replacement has been necessary the emphasis is to be as authentic as possible. The decoration throughout is stunning. There are examples of the original furniture is some rooms but many of the spaces are not 'dressed', which was a slight disappointment. Gaudi's flair and style shines through. For me the highlight was the roof and the magnificent chimney pots. If you've got time...go.
Written January 8, 2020
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Nez D
Huntington, NY859 contributions
The Palau Güell is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for Eusebi Güell and built in the late 1800’s. A must visit as you get a lot of insight into both people. The inside is incredibly beautiful and you can see all the thought that went into every little detail, from the stables all the way to the rooftop. The audio guide is perfect as it walks you through the building and explains the little minutiae that are easy to be missed. At only 11€ for entry, which includes the self guided audio, it is a very reasonable fee.
Written February 23, 2020
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suntan47
Chelmsford, UK855 contributions
We walked past the outside, thought it looked interesting, looked skyward & saw the chimneys, realising then it must be another Gaudi masterpiece.
We returned to have a look inside, it was well worth the time .

Different to the other houses , sometimes seeming a lot darker but still with shape & texture, of course he was following someone else’s wishes for the design .

I was fascinated by the roof decorations, seeing them from below they looked like giant ice cream cones !!!

It wasn’t too busy in the afternoon when we came & we didn’t have to queue for tickets. They didn’t give a discount for over 65 if I recall, whereas all the other Gaudi houses / attractions did .
Written July 18, 2022
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EnBuMe
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
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It is a beautiful palace and if you visit other masterpieces of Gaudí in Barcelona, you will see that is an architectural lab for other famous buildings of the architect.
What is most amazing of the building are the doors details, the stained glasses, the chapel, and the ceilings. The roof is also very interesting, how Gaudí experiments with 'trencadís' and the chimneys which you can see similar shapes to 'Sagrada Família' towers or 'la pedrera'.
A very recommended visit to see other creations of the architect.
Written June 24, 2022
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tonyreeve206
Cowes, UK49 contributions
A walk around this private property designed by Gaudi is beautiful. Go straight down the ramp to the stables and see the pillars and arches. Go back up through all the rooms eventually to the rooftop. Gaudi has used his skill and artistic eye throughout and there is a more detailed display of its history on one level.
Written July 5, 2022
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Jannerbloke
Devon, UK12,090 contributions
Justifies its ‘must see’ status. Impressive in its way but probably not a nice place to live. The mixture of embellishments around the roof, the benches and view made that our favourite part but going around the large atrium (or call it what you will) while the organ is playing is an experience.
Written November 13, 2021
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