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Palau Güell

The Building is an early work of the architect Gaudí


The Palau Güell is one of Antoni Gaudí's early works in Barcelona and one of the most magnificent buildings of the Modernism. It is located in the Raval district, just a few metres from the Rambla. Parts of the facade of the Palau Güell are reminiscent of a Venetian palace, striking are the two large oval gates at the front. With carriages you were able to drive directly through these gates into the horse stables. Guests then went up the stairs to the upper floors. Get a Barcelona Card and receive 25% discount for the admission to Palau Güell.

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  • 25% discount at Palau Güell with the Barcelona Card
Highlights

The Barcelona Card offers many top attractions with free and discounted entries, no-queuing, free use of public transport and much more.

  • Free admission to 25 attractions
  • Discounts at over 95 other museums, leisure activities, cultural venues, shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Public transport for free: within the urban area (zone 1) Metro, tram, city bus (TMB), FGC (Catalan railway), RENFE (Spanish railway)
  • Free train, bus 46 and metro L9 from El Prat de Llobregat Airport to the city centre and back
  • Accompanying booklet with city map, metro plan and description of facilities with discounts
  • The Barcelona Card is available for 3, 4 or 5 days (72, 96 and 120 hours from first use). For 2 days (48 hours) you can get the 2-day Barcelona Card Express.

Here you can read more about the Barcelona Card.

Times

Opening Hours of the Palau Güell

  • April-Oct.:10-20:00
  • Nov-Mar: 10-17:30
  • Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
  • Closed: January 1st and 6th, from 16-23. Jan., 25th and 26th of December
  • Last admission one hour before closing.
Booking Information
  • You will receive the Barcelona Cards here for a favourable online price
  • Booking is really simple: select the product on the upper right and enter the desired number
  • Select the shipping method (mail or voucher by e-mail)
  • Then click on "Add to cart"

Shipping

  • Shipping with the post (4.90 € shipping costs): This allows you to have your Barcelona Cards before your trip to Barcelona. No waiting time to pick them up. You are independent of the opening hours of the issuing offices.
  • Shipping by e-mail (free shipping): Immediately after booking you will receive the voucher, with which you can pick up your booked Barcelona Cards directly at the airport or at several locations in the city area (see below).

Issuing Offices

For vouchers sent by e-mail, you will receive the Barcelona Cards at the following issuing offices (Tourist Infos) at the following opening times:

  • Barcelona Airport "El Prat de Llobregat", Terminal T1 and T2 (daily from 9:00 to 20:30)
  • Plaça Catalunya, basement opposite the department store El Cortes Inglés (daily from 08:30 to 20:30)
  • Plaça Sant Jaume / Ciutat, 2 (Mon.-Fri. 08:30 to 20:30, Sat. 09:00 to 19:00, Sun 09:00 to 14:00)
  • Estació del Nord (buses leave from Girona at this bus station, open Oct.-Jun 9:00 to 15:00, July-Sept 8:30 to 19:30, March to June and Oct. 09:00 to 15:00; Closed Nov. to Feb.)
  • Central Station Sants Estació (daily 08:00 to 20:00)
  • Tourist information closed on 25.12. and 1.1.
Cancellation Policy
  • Booking without risk: unusued Barcelona Cards that were received via post can be returned until 15.01. of the following year (only bought from us). Simply send them back to us and we will refund the entire purchase price.
  • If you booked the Barcelona Cards with shipping by e-mail voucher, you can cancel up to six weeks after the booking, but no later than the 15th of January of the following year.
  • No cancellation fees.

Visiting the Old Town of Barcelona

Gaudí was commissioned in 1885 by his patron, the industrialist Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, to design a city palace. Constructions began in October 1886. The world exhibition in 1888 was the opening of the palace, although the work continued. The striking, and for Gaudí typical chimneys, were installed on the roof in 1895. Altogether there are 20 chimneys on the roof, which also serve to ventilate the house.

Architecture of Palau Güell

The Palau Güell was supposed to become a multipurpose building, with apartments, event and exhibition spaces. There were just 18x22 metres of floor space available to build a magnificent and functional palace. The task was brilliantly solved by Gaudí, he created one of the most magnificent buildings of the Modernism.

However, Gaudí not only built houses, but he was also a designer and decorated the house with impressive ironwork, woodwork, ceramics, stained glass and stonework.

Floors at Palau Güell

On the lower floor the stables for horses and dormitories for the servants were located. You could get to the lower floor via two spiral ramps.

The Architect Antoni Gaudí

Barcelona's best known architect of the Modernism, Antoni Gaudí.

Antoni Gaudí

Two large, oval entrances made it easy to take the horse-drawn carriages into the house. From the wagon hall in the rear, the ramp for the horses led to the basement.

On the mezzanine floor used to be the workrooms and a library for the landlords Eusebi Güell and other administrative offices. On this floor the splendid entrance hall is located as well, from which a magnificent staircase leads to the Beletage, the family home of the landlord. The main level of the house also includes a tribune on the north side of the house, which shelters the entrances to the house.

The center of the Beletage is a 17-meter high salon decorated with mural paintings. The roof of the salon forms a parabolic dome. The salon served social occasions and also services were held here. The northern areas of the Beletage were dedicated to social events, the southern part served family purposes, such as the dining room or the billiards salon.

On the second floor were the private rooms of the family, which are arranged towards the window gallery to the large salon.

The rooms of the house staff and supply rooms, such as kitchen, pantry and washrooms used to be in the attic. On the terrace is a long steep needle that covers the dome of the large salon and 20 chimneys decorated with ceramics.

Since 1984 Palau Güell has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The building reopened in 2011 after a 7-year renovation.


Book the Barcelona Card Here

With the Barcelona Card you will get a 25 % discount for the admission to Palau Güell
Please, enter the desired number of Barcelona Cards and choose the shipping method. The Barcelona Cards are valid for 72, 96 or 120 hours starting at first usage.
2019 - Barcelona Card (adults) Desired quantity
3 days (72 hours) 46.00 € 43.70€
4 days (96 hours) 56.00 € 53.20€
5 days (120 hours) 61.00 € 57.95€
2019 - Barcelona Card (children 4-12 years)
3 days (72 hours) 22.00 € 20.90€
4 days (96 hours) 28.00 € 26.60€
5 days (120 hours) 33.00 € 31.35€
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Important information

Address
Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
Phone: +34 933 179 974
www.palauguell.cat

Arrival
Metro: Liceu (L3)
Bus Turístic: Colom - Museu Marítim
Parking nearby

Admission
Regular: €12.00 (audio guide included)
Reduced: €9.00
11-17 years: €5.00
Up to 10 years: free admission
With the Barcelona Card you get a 25% discount on admission.

Tips for the visit of the Palau Güell

Schedule about 1.5 hours for the visit. After buying the tickets at the box office, it may sometimes happen that you have to wait a few minutes, because only a certain number of persons are allowed to be admitted at the same time.



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