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“Barcelona sites to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Palau Guell

Palau Guell
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$23.28*
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Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona
Ranked #12 of 698 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..
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“Barcelona sites to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great place to visit. Try the museum on the way up. Fun motion ride and it has A/C. Great tourist shops along the way with lots of mosaic gifts. Amazing views

Visited July 2013
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“Beautifully different!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Enjoyed learning the history of the palace. The quality of the materials used in Guell's home is amazing. The palace is well preserved. Gaudi was an architect and designer ahead of his time.

Visited April 2013
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“Gaudi's early work reflections in this entralling Mansion: Very well Guided!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I had some time in the afternoon in Barcelona and headed straight for this Place near La Ramblas as I passed by this Mansion quite a few times. In the heart of La Ramblas, towards the left as you approach from Columbus Memorial is the Palau Guell. Bang opposite it is a Hotel, aptly named as Gaudi Hotel and all along you can see souvenir shops, all selling supposedly Gaudi works of Art and Design!

The entry fee to this place is 12 Euros, which I felt is a little high considering most places have around 5 -6 Euros all around. The entry is also timed, so you might have to wait up in a queue for a while. I was lucky though to reach by 12 noon and by 12:15 am I got in. Once inside, they provide you with a handyphone and a booklet for the tour. You move ahead and there are lockers for you to store your things in while you go visiting the Mansion.
Rest, the handphone guides you on its own! Every room, every area is marked and you just need to press the right number in the phone, the audio tour starts talking to you and tells you what you need to look at in every area and also understand its importance. I got quite a couple of shots! The Mansion is huge and spreads upwards floor after floor. Guell really spent a fortune and Gaudi spent no effort in utilizing every last bit of his penny!!
Its a great place to start your Gaudi experience and the Palace leaves you with a lingering memory of abstract modernism and you are left asking for more!

Visited August 2013
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“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stopped by this attraction to get out of the rain and I was completely in awe of my first experience with Gaudi Architecture!! The self guided tour was full of very informative information about the Guell family as well as the architecture of Gaudi. The beautiful stained glass, iron work and "starlight" ceiling are exquisite! The outdoor area was closed for renovation.

Visited September 2012
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“See Gaudi's earlier work”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Stayed a few doors down from Palau Guell. A beautiful building where Gaudi had free rein to 'do his thing'! The rooftop is worth the climb - fantastic unique chimney pots and a great view of the city, despite being only a minute away from Las Ramblas.

Visited August 2013
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