A Rich industrial Family named Guëll asked Gaudi to built this Palace. They lived all their life in the Palace.
The Guell Palace " Palau Güell" in catalan, was constructed in 1888 by Antoni Gaudi.In the lobby of the Palace, the light that falls through the windows is subdued by three huge parabolic arches formed by grey, smoothly polished stone pillars. The towering arches create the impression of a Gothic window; but the windows which Gaudi employed in Guell's palace are rectangular - in other words, serve as a counterpoint to the lines of the arches. These arches also reveal the first signs of his worries with Art Nouveau. The Art Nouveau elements of the entrance gate were also repeated inside the building. For one thing, there are lavish decorations on the pillars, of which there are a considerable number : from the thick, supporting, mushroom-shaped polished grey pillars made of snake-eye stone excavated from a quarry in the Pyrenees.
A hall spanning three floors forms the center of the building. It replaces, as it were, the normal inner courtyard, but at the same time creates the impression that one is standing in a huge Baroque church. This room is covered by a cupola in which Gaudi put numerous round holes. The twisted legs of the table recur in the building itself, namely, on the roof.
The Guell Palace - Palau Güell
C. Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
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Area : El Raval Email :
Website :The Guell Palace in Barcelona - Palau Güell Opening hours :
Winter: from 10am to 7.30pm / Summer: 10am to 8pm. Closed Mondays (when not holidays), 25-26 December, 1st January and from 6th to 13th January
00 34 934 725 775
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Fax.00 34 934 725 772
Metro: Line 3, Liceu Station / Bus: 14, 59, 91, 120
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On the Ramblas, very helpful staff
The Hostal Benidorm is located on the Ramblas. Hard to be more in the city centre area, only two steps away from all attractions and places to visit in Barcelona. The rooms are rather roomy, luminous and irreproachably clean. Wifi, TV, privative bathroom, vending machines and 24/24 reception. Very a good choice in this range of price.
Immersion in Art Nouveau
Facing the Güell Palace, famous building of the great Catalan architect, Gaudi Hotel is aptly named. The Art Nouveau ambience is all around you. The hotel has retained many details from the great Master as wood headboards and some other items of furniture. Also retained the superb terrace overlooking the neighboring Palace. Very good quality / price ratio: a beautiful 3 stars!
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