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“Blink and you'll miss it...”
Review of Palau Guell

Palau Guell
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Tour to the Palau Güell and the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
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Gaudi and Picasso Guided Private Tour of Barcelona
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Gaudi in a Day Guided Private Tour
Ranked #15 of 720 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city..
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Blink and you'll miss it...”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Just off the main Rambla, this building is pretty unassuming mid terrace on a narrow street from the outside, but a complete marvel inside! They have an express audioguide for children and the audioguide is included in the entrance price.

Visited February 2013
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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It's alright”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I was kind of disappointed by the experience especially after seeing Guadi's Casa Batllo. The design is very dark and lifeless. An insane amount of detail went into the wood work and reconstruction but you can tell from the corresponding exhibit that it's not genuine. I think it would be better if the rooms hadn't been modified so much and there was more furniture to give a sense life in the palace. Guadi's designs are amazing but need context. The audio guides are helpful but slow and hard to follow.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Gaudi experience!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

A must to visit, but not before seeing La Segrada Familia and Casa Batlo! Also good value, including the comprehensive audio guide.

Visited February 2013
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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Amazing and really good value compared to La Pedera, The free audio guide was interesting and you could take your time wandering around the rooms soaking up all the incredible features, you end up on the roof with the chimneys, you have to see it to believe it , superb

Visited February 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Palau Guell by Antoni Gaudi - must see”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was impressed by Palau Guell. it's really beautiful place where you can see Gaudi's artistry. Walking is very interesting because the ticket includes the audio guide (languages​​: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese).
"During the visit, we can discover the renewed concept of space and the manipulation of light, as well as the orginality and wealth of the constructive and ornamental solutions, the product of both the creative genius of Gaudi as well as the craftsmanship and skill of his collaborators (artists, industrialists, craftspeople) in the use of wrought iron, ceramics, glass, stone and wood that set this unique work apart. " - it's all true :) Enjoy!
Prices: general 10 euro, reduced 8 euro
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (October-March: from 10 am to 5.30 pm, fimal admission time: 4.30 pm; April-September: from 10 am to 8 pm, final admission time: 7 pm)

Visited September 2012
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