Palau Güell, Barcelona

Details everywhere

Chimney detail

Antoni Gaudí left his modernisme mark all over Barcelona. His very unique, very imaginative architectural and design style enlivens a number of buildings around town.

Looking up in the Central Hall

Looking up in the Central Hall

Light fixtures

Light fixtures

Palau Güell is an example of Gaudì’s early work, when he was cultivating his own expression of form and space.

Gilded ceiling

Gilded ceiling

Chapel

Chapel

Industrialist Eusebi Güell commissioned Antoni Gaudì to construct this unique, gorgeous townhouse in the late-19th century. It served as an extension of the family’s private residence located on La Ramblas, to be used for concerts, parties and exhibitions.

Hall of Lost Steps

Hall of Lost Steps

This house is full of exacting, elaborate details, from the carved ceilings, stained glass windows, wrought iron supports and stonework. Gaudì shaped each ceiling, arch and column.

Exterior

Exterior

Organ console

Organ console

The rooms are lined with dark marble from the Güell family quarries.

Chimney

Chimney

Chimneys

Chimneys

The most colorful area is the undulating roof, which is populated with 20 bright chimneys covered in mosaics.

Mezzanine ceiling

Mezzanine ceiling

Nou de la Rambla 3
October to March: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
April to September: until 8 p.m.

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