Antoni Gaudí designed this palace for Eusebi Güell, his most important patron. It was one of the architect's ... More
Antoni Gaudí designed this palace for Eusebi Güell, his most important patron. It was one of the architect's first big undertakings and he expressed all of his original creative genius in it. It was built between 1885 and 1889 and shows early signs of Gaudí's desire to combine the structural and the decorative aspects of architecture. He made artistic use of the iron structural elements and introduced Byzantine domes made out of flattened bricks. Let your visit to the city include a guided tour that starts every half hour.
It doesn't look like much from the street, but this is a Gaudi gem. And when I went, it was also the best value in Barcelona at only 3 euros for a tour. The most fun is being up on the roof with all the tiled, crazy looking chimneys.
Great place to see Gaudi architecture. I lived within a block of Palau Guell for 5 months off of Nou de la Rambla, the picture above is Parc Guell, not Palau Guell. The interior is understated, where Gaudi makes his statement is the roof.
The mosaics will have you aching to re-tile your bathroom, line your walkway, cover your home with colorful ceramics! I love Gaudi's natural forms and here you find some very playful examples. This large park is full of diversions. Well worth the trip up the hill!
Catalonia's regional government and the building where its members sit are both called the Generalitat. When visiting the building, there
are two ways in: the 1403 Renaissance entrance in Plaça Sant Jaume , and Pere Joan's 1418 Gothic style ...
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona is a huge white mass of a building designed by Richard Meier. It combines elements
of contemporary American architecture with the Mediterranean rationalist tradition. It opened to the public in 1995, showing a permanent ...
This museum is the oldest in the city. It opened in 1882 as the Museu Martorell because a geologist, Francesc
Martorell, donated his collection to found it. You'll see scale models of Montseny Nature Reserve (in Barcelona province) and ...