Palau Güell

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Updated: 01/09/2017

C/ Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
08001 Barcelona
Barcelona

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Ms. Anaïs Barnolas
(+34) 93 472 23 03
palauguell@diba.cat

Palau Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí between 1886 and 1890. Eusebi Guell, a friend and patron of  the architect, requested him to construct his family home in the Raval quarter.
Palau Güell is notable for being one of the world’s first buildings in the Art Nouveau architectural style. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its outstanding universal value.
The palace stands out for its innovative conception of space and form. Gaudí developed here architectural techniques that used in later works.
These innovative techniques can be found in the stables with its mushroom-shapped pillars, in the magnificent coffered ceilings of the main floor, in the Room of the Lost Steps with its effect of 'triple façade', in the tribune of the lounge, in the central hall which is the palace’s central feature, reminiscent of a Mediterranean courtyard. Not to mention the roof terrace with its spire and 20 chimneys where Gaudí conceived chimneys as sculptural elements and applied the ‘trencadís’ technique for the first time.