I only viewed the Porter's Lodge, Stables and Gate from outside the gate. No admission, open to view all the time. Yet it offers valuable insights into Gaudi's later work, particularly for his major patron, Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, the count of Güell. Built in 1884-1887, the ensemble demonstrates his whimsical designs and mastery of brick work. It is Gaudi's first use of of Trencadis, using shards of tiles or other ceramics to decorate masonry surfaces. Here it was used to add sparkle to brick walls.
A visit outside the gates takes only a few minutes, but it well worth the effort.