Palau Guell

Top 1% of attractions in Barcelona
8 / 10

11 expert reviews

“Gaudí built this mansion in 1886–89 for textile baron Count Eusebi de Güell Bacigalupi, his main patron and promoter.”

– Fodor's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Finally reopened in its entirety in May 2010 after nearly 20 years under refurbishment, this is a magnificent example of the early days of Gaudí’s fevered architectural imagination." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Palau Güell is an early Gaudí masterpiece, designed for his longtime benefactor, Eusebi Güell." Full review
Let's Go Let's Go
"Commissioned by Eusebi Güell, the wealthy industrialist of Parc Güell fame, Güell Palace has stood tall since its 1888 completion as the master creation of none other than Antoni Gaudí." Full review
Be sure to look up in the Saló Central to see another example of this: tiny holes in the conical ceiling allow in rays of light, reminiscent of a combination of God’s light piercing clouds and a nicely constructed Indian harem.
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"This stunning residence, built between 1886 and 1890 to extend the home of the Güell family (with ten children), is a fine example of Gaudí's architectural style." Full review
The Telegraph The Telegraph
"A fantastical town house built by Antoni Gaudí for his long-time patron Eusebi Güell." Full review
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