Palau Guell Barcelona. Gaudi’s Pearl.

Apr 2, 2011 | Barcelona Guide

When you are planning a visit to Barcelona with friends, for business or just your holidays, the one place you need to see is Palau Güell! From a comfortable apartment in Barcelona you can easily visit this amazing building.

Palau Güell is located near the Ramblas in a street that is called Nou de la Rambla. This ‘palace’ was built by the world-famous architect Antonio Gaudi.  Palau Guell is located in the heart of the old town of Barcelona.

The building Palau Güell is the only work from Antoni Gaudi that he actually finished before he died.  It was completed in 1890. It took over 4 years before the building was finally completed.

In 2001, the 150th anniversary of the birth of the architect Antoni Gaudi was celebrated in Palau Güell. There was an exhibition and several events of all the work from Antoni Gaudi. He was an architect with a very powerful imagination which allowed him, most of the times, to build the buildings first and drew the artworks at the end. It is actually more than that; only on few occasions he actually drew detailed plans of his works.

He preferred to build 3D models so he could make everything what came in his mind. At other times he would improvise as the building process went along. He instructed the collaborators what to do during construction. He did the same thing with Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi even lived in the Sagrada Familia while they build the amazing church.

You will see how brilliant this Palau Güell building in Barcelona actually is. This building is easily reachable because of it’s central location. Antoni Gaudi designed much more than Palau Güell, for example the Sagrada Familia. Barcelona does not only exist of works from Antoni Gaudi, there is so much more to see and do. Visit the Barcelona city guide on the website to get more ideas!

While you are visiting Barcelona and you would like to stay near the Palau Güell  and the Ramblas, we suggest you to stay in the following group accommodation in Barcelona nearby these city highlights.

From here you can easily go to many major highlights by foot or by metro.