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Barcelona e-bike Tour: Gaudí and the Catalan Modernism
"Meet-up with your guide in late morning collect your gear and hop on an electric bike to get to know some of Gaudí’s best work within the context of Catalan society of the 1800s. Be surprised by the double face of the Port Vell old and romantic on one side new and shiny on the other. Relax while cruising through the Ciutadella Park the beautiful green lung of Barcelona and then reach Gaudí’s grand masterpiece the Temple of Sagrada Família. After that
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Gaudi and Picasso Guided Private Tour of Barcelona
"This Gaudì and Picasso Barcelona tour lasts 7 hours and you will be accompanied by a private local guide. You will meet your guide in the morning outside the beautiful Palau Guell for a visit inside this wonderful building designed by Antoni Gaudì for th built between the 13th and the 14th century. You will learn all about Picasso and his artwork getting to know the formative years of the genius. Preserved inside are some of his greatest works including “Las Meninas”. After the guided tour inside the museum you can decide to take a quick lunch break where you can taste some local tapas and discov the Eixample Avenue. Here you will find the elegant Paseig de Gracia boulevard with all its upmarket shops and stunning modern buildings. You will see the Block of the Discord from outside Gaudi’s Casa Mila and his Casa Batlò before ending at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia for an unmissable skip the line tour inside the so called ‘Cathedral of Europe.’"""
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City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 44 stops around the city to begin your City Sightseeing tour of Barcelona. Enjoy 360-degree views and informative onboard commentary as you wind your way through Barcelona's fascinating medieval streets. Learn about the ci culture architecture and ancient Roman heritage and hop off at any time to explore more by foot.Explore the enchanting Gothic Quarter visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks and stand in awe of the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi who's best-known for his legendary unfinished church
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Palau Güell

The Palau Güell was designed and built between 1886 and 1888 by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. It was one of the first commissions Antoni Gaudí received at the start of his career.

Summer opening times: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Winter opening times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closed: Mondays, except public holidays, 25 and 26 December, 1 January and 18 to 24 January

It is located in Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, the closest metro station is Liceu, line 3

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lotharscheer
May 08, 2016

Palau Güell

We did not really do justice to the modernista architecture of Barcelona as we only viewed it from the outside. This was because everything had a queue and everything was expensive.

The Palau Güell is about half way down La Rambla and off to the right hand side if you are facing the sea. It is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. It was built between 1886 and 1888. It is located on the Carrer Nou de la Rambla.

Long ago guests would enter this mansion in horse-drawn carriages through the front iron gates. They would then climb the stairs to the house's main receiving room with its extremely high ceiling.

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IreneMcKay
Jan 09, 2016

Palau Guell - Continued

A luxury Palace of 7 levels including the basement.

It would appear that the industrialist Eusebi Guell gave Antonio Gaudi an unlimited budget to design and build his Palace.

A most interesting place to visit, much of the design would be welcome in the modern homes of today.

Give yourself at least 2 hours to view Palau Guell.

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Mikebb
Jun 16, 2015

Palau Guel - A Gaudi Landmark.

If you think that the outside of the building is spectacular, or maybe very unusual then you will be in for a surprise when you visit inside this 4 story mansion.

The rooftop contains a variety of chimneys in all shapes and sizes.

A great view over the city from this rooftop including views to the coast.

The industrialist Eusebi Guell commissioned Antoni Gaudi between 1885 and 1890. it was the private residence of the Guell family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Designated World Heritage by UNESCO in1984.

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Jun 16, 2015
 
 
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Gaudi at his most genius!

Situated in la Rambla, in the El Raval neighbourhood of Barcelona, the Palau Guell is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for Gaudi's work. This building was the first commission carried out by Gaudi for the Guell family. The architecture is truly stunning and it really shows what a genius Gaudi was especially when you take into consideration the size of the land upon which this was built; the plot measures 18m x 22m. The centre of the building is three stories high and gives the impression of being in a Baroque church and, in my opinion sums up this building - stunning!

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:30 (winter), 10:00 - 20:00 (summer).

Admission: €12.00

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CEP1863
Dec 28, 2014

Palau Guell

This palatial home is located just off Ramblas, about 4 blocks from the water front and near Liceau. Antonio Gaudi designed this home for the wealthy entrepreneur, Eusebi Guell between 1886-1890. It was also for Guell that the park up north was designed and constructed under supervision of Gaudi. The two main ornate arches were the entry for guest to take their horse drawn carriages right into the home and down to the lower level. The coat of arms of Catalan adorns the front.
Price to enter is a steep 10 Euro, so we did not go in; besides it was crowded, and a line waiting for 1/2 hour was in front. It is open Tuesday-Sunday generally 10-5:30PM.

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BruceDunning
Dec 05, 2011

Palau Guell, colorful, fanciful chimneys II

A few more of these colorful and fanciful chimneys at Palau Guell for you to enjoy, this is one of the gems of Gaudi's collection in Barcelona. Along with Batllo, Mila, Sagradi Familia and Park Guell, they are not to be missed.
Zohara posed for me in one of the photos to give you an idea of the size (of the chimney, not the size of Zohara).

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Martin_S.
Nov 17, 2011

Palau Guell, colorful, fanciful chimneys I

A child got loose on the roof of Palau Guell with a pallet of wonderful colors, but the child was assisted by the faries and elves that came out of these fancies of Gaudi's imagination. Yes sounds strange doesn't it, but when you walk onto the roof of Palau Guell you will find a very fertile garden for your imagination as it was for Gaudi when he created this. So take a few minutes, sit on that high spot there on the roof and just IMAGINE.

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Nov 17, 2011

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Palau Guell, windows on the world

I often thing that the way we view the world through our windows sheds light on us. We put a HUGE window, sliding door and then turned it 30 degrees in our home so we could sit in our living room during winter and still enjoy the sunsets...
Maybe that is why Gaudi, as you can see in the following photos has used different elements to both enlarge and enhance the entrance and play of light within this living space.

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Martin_S.
Nov 17, 2011

Palau Guell, even the horses live well

Most horses I have ever met or known, lived in a BARN, not here in Palau Guell, they lived just below the main entry with a fantastic spiral ramp and even fancy iron work on their windows. I have known PEOPLE who live in much poorer surroundings.

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Martin_S.
Nov 16, 2011

Palau Guell, a "Gaudi" jewel

I think of all the Gaudi creations we visited in Barcelona, we found certain elements of Palau Guell to be the most ostentatious and gaudy, but strangely beautiful all the same, I guess it is something you need to get used to, sort of like the acquired taste of good wine. You will see what I mean as you follow our tour of this home.
Don't forget to take your audio guide.

Entrance costs 10 Euro, 8 with your Barcelona Card.
Times: Tuesday to Saturday (inclusive), from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

For more information and some excellent insights, try the website:
http://www.gaudiallgaudi.com/AA008.htm

The Liceu Metro station is the closest, but you can walk from Catalanya or Drassanes near the Colombus Monument.

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Martin_S.
Nov 16, 2011

A Gaudi Masterpiece

This Palace, designed by Gaudi is a masterpiece. Included in the centre of the Palace, is a chapel, that has a working organ. The pipe's are included as part of the wall structures. The acoustics are fabulous. When I was there the organ was actually being played - I was enthralled.

The whole palace has to be seen to be believed (including one toilet)

Make sure you go up onto the roof as well.

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stevemt
Oct 28, 2011

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Getting to Palau Guell

Address

Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5

Hours

  • Sunday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 20:00

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