The Güell Palace is another of the works carried out by Antonio Gaudí commissioned by the Catalan businessman Eusebi Güell.
It was built between 1886 and 1890 and was the first major commission received by the Catalan architect, so he took care of all the details and took pains to create a great construction.
This spectacular palace was the residence of the Güell family and today we can see it practically as it was more than a century ago.
Visiting the Güell Palace
The exterior of the Palau Güell
The Palau Güell is located in a narrow street that starts from Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
This fact makes it impossible to admire it as it deserves, but even so, once you are there, its façade impresses you.
The façade has three levels and its doors with very characteristic parabolic arches in Gaudí and the windows of the upper floors stand out.
At the entrance doors there are some wrought iron bars representing two snakes and the lattice between them where the coat of arms of Catalonia is.
Inside the Palau Güell
Once inside you can take a surprising tour in which you can visit from the stables to the roof.
Don’t miss the spiral stairs to reach the stables.
Upon entering, the first thing you visit is the huge hall, 80 square meters, from which you can access the different rooms of the house.
This hall is crowned by a dome through which natural light can enter to illuminate the interior. From there you can go to the great Central Hall, which had the best decoration in the house.
On one side there is a chapel and on the other the stairs that ascend to the upper rooms of the palace, where we can find the bedrooms among other rooms. Furniture is not to be missed.
You can find more information on the official page of the Güell Palace.