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Palau Guell

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Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 72 57 75
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio...

This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city..

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Nice tour, especially the rooftop!

One of the two Gaudi buildings we visited, and while it couldn’t match the Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell was a nice way to spend an hour or so. They spread out visitors by selling... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the two Gaudi buildings we visited, and while it couldn’t match the Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell was a nice way to spend an hour or so. They spread out visitors by selling tickets for specific entry times, which helps keep the place from getting crowded. If you buy your tickets online in advance, it also means that you... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Before going i had checked online the hours it was opened and it said it was open until 4:30. When we arrived it was closed due to maintenance/renovation. They could have updated their site to avoid tourists going there for no reason and wasting their time.

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Verona, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this on our own, with the audio guide, and enjoyed it. It features Gaudi's designs. It is not a cozy, homey kind of place, but is a sort of snapshot of an era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive building with a grate architecture given by Gaudi! Large arcades and fantastic geometric figures given to the walls. It is definitely a must see in Barcelona!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such a fascinating tour to see how they lived. Very informative and enjoyed the audio tour. The roof is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning inside and out. Worth the entrance fee, and definitely go out to the roof terrace to see the chimneys and the views. This was our favourite museum in Barcelona and so glad we went inside. The audio guide was a bit boring and I switched mine off as I prefer to just wander and look. If you like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had trouble leaving. The park isn't very large but packed full of things to see. For us this was a must see place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not find this palace beautiful but it certainly is very interesting and impressive to visit. It was very dark. Hard to imagine actually living there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Palau Guell is well worth a visit. It was one of Gaudi’s first major commissions and provides an interesting contrast to his later work. Unlike Casa Batllo, La Perdrera and Sagrada Familia, the overall feel is one of weight, solidity and square lines, mostly executed in dark stone, wood and wrought iron. While Gaudi tried to maximize light with creative... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting years ago I wanted to take my partner this time. On entrance to the park we were greeted by horrible graffiti which inluded threats to kill foriegners. Really unsettling. The rest of the park wasnt as beatiful as I had remembered. There was litter lying around and it just looked uncared for.

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