Palau Güell is a luxurious mansion and one of the first important projects Antoni Gaudí received at the start of his career. This beautiful masterpiece of architecture is now on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage.
It was commissioned by Eusebi Güell , one of Barcelona’s richest industrialists (also a politician and patron of the arts), who wanted Gaudí to build him this peculiar urban palace as an extension of the family home on La Rambla.
Gaudí designed a functional palace adapted to the family’s needs in both their private life and the intense cultural and social life they led.
The building is noteworthy for its innovative conception of space and light.
It was declared a historical-artistic monument by the Spanish Government (in 1969), Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Catalan Government and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (in 1984). As an early work, the building contains the essence of Gaudí’s later works and is fundamental to understanding his architecture.
Website: Palau Güell
- Summer opening hours (1 April to 31 October): 10.00 am to 8.00 pm (ticket windows close at 7.00 pm)
- Winter opening hours (1 November to 31 March): 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (ticket windows close at 4.30 pm)
- Closed: Mondays, except public holidays, 25 and 26 December, 1 January and 16 to 22 January (for maintenance work).
For more info please see this page.
Address: C/ Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
Tel. 934 725 775
Fax. 934 725 772
- Metro: L2 ( ), L3 (Drassanes, Liceu, )