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.
Palau Güell is an example of Gaudì’s early work, when he was cultivating his own expression of form and space.
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.
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.
The rooms are lined with dark marble from the Güell family quarries.
The most colorful area is the undulating roof, which is populated with 20 bright chimneys covered in mosaics.
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