Palau Güell
Palau Güell
4.5
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city..
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Neighbourhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Drassanes • 4 min walk
  • Liceu • 4 min walk
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  • permia
    40,818 contributions
    Grandly imaginative
    Exquisite throughout, it was a marvellous visit, from entrance floor to majestic roof. Beautiful ornateness is everywhere, including lovely wrought iron artistic forms. Stained glass, stone craft, inverted cone brick columns and of course the fabulous roof creations. Chimneys in Gaudi’s signature style are wonderful. Numbering 20 in total, they are a melange of decorative apogee, with eclectic shape and tiling and mosaic styles.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Alyson K
    Maynooth, Ireland509 contributions
    Breathtaking
    On previous visits to Barcelona we had visited Casa Batló and the Sagrada Familia however we had run out of time before getting to visit this wonderful Palau. Designed by Gaudi for his patron Eusebi Güell this beautiful building contains many aspects of design which feature in Gaudis later work.. Words cannot do this place justice. You can download audio, video and written guides and once inside you are free to wander at your own pace.. Lockers are provided to store coats and bags and there are toilets and a gift shop although no hard sell. There are a lot of stairs, however there is an elevator should you required it.. The Palau is beautiful and well worth the €12 entrance fee.. I would recommend a stop on your next trip to Barcelona..
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Marilyn069
    San Jose del Cabo, Mexico45 contributions
    Another Gaudi must see!
    In our past visits to Barcelona, this palace was not noted although we visited other Gaudi buildings. It does take some walking up, but is well worth the time. It's location at the bottom of the Ramba makes it easy to find. We had not booked tickets, but on a Thursday late afternoon, we simply bought our tickets - at senior rate - and enjoyed the self-guided tour very much. We find that when groups arrive, we just step aside and let them pass through as they don't stop to examine much detail. Definitely should be added to the list of Gaudi showpieces if you like his amazing work.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Amy L
    New York City, New York38 contributions
    What a jewel
    For some reason this palace doesn’t readily come up in searches of Guadí houses. It’s right near La Boqueria and La Rambla, and it was really beautiful. Easy audio guide on the phone. Make sure to see the awesome, colorful chimneys on the roof!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 May 2023
  • TracyM
    Cincinnati, Ohio956 contributions
    Must visit Gaudi creation!
    This place was great! We wanted to visit one of Gaudi's creations, but some of the more popular ones were really expensive and a bit more of a walk from our airbnb. We had 2 kids with us, who likely wouldn't quite care enough to justify the price. Then we found this one! We spent about 2 hours here. Really enjoyed the kids audio guide, seeing the interesting basement, beautiful rooftop and so much more. So much interesting architecture, interesting things to learn from the audio guide and amazing place to visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Heidi
    Bristol, United Kingdom320 contributions
    Absolutely Stunning!!
    Another Gaudi’s work, this one is in early age and it is even in El Raval neighbourhood. The place used a lot of different materials, like ironwork, stone and of course pottery. The irongate definitely is one of the most eye-catching part! Also, there are a lot of new concept of space and lighting in that time, alongside with various decorative details!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • 2830Tracey
    West Drayton, United Kingdom22 contributions
    A must….
    This was a last minute decision to visit, we hadn’t planned or pre booked but so glad we did. Probably our favourite Gaudi experience. Definitely value for money… price includes a head seat guide. Wasn’t busy like the park & sagrada. Very interesting & worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Ben R
    London, United Kingdom35 contributions
    More Gaudi magic
    Tucked down a side street, Nou de Rambla off the tourist thoroughfare. My hotel was almost dead opposite but didn't spot it for 2 days. It doesn't stand out from the outside but like everything Gaudi it's stunning and dont miss the roof, where the coloured tile madness
    Visited September 2023
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Stella W
    3 contributions
    Well worth a visit.
    This place is amazing in every respect. The interior is stunning, so much to see. Not crowded, reasonably quiet and because you have your own audio guide, plenty of time to stand and stare. We visited at 10.30am and went straight in, no queue for tickets or for entry. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • curmudgeon2016
    Detroit, Michigan26 contributions
    Don’t miss it if you love Gaudì.
    We were favorably impressed. It doesn’t look like much from the street, but what a marvel inside. Also, this is not an apartment building, or a cathedral, but one family’s home. Amazing what he has done, including a stable downstairs and fancy chimneys on top. Audio guide included, and valuable.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,314 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Worth a visit, it has interesting architecture in the main entry, the attic was amazing, and of course the roof with the elaborate chimneys is a treat!
Written 17 February 2024
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BandTB
Stowmarket, UK267 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
In a sidestreet and easily missed, this beautiful building is an amazing example of Gaudi's early work. I'd recommend studying the (English) brochure before you start, as it's easy to get confused by the audio guide and lose your place, so to speak. The building would have been very impressive with more furniture - apparently most of it went elsewhere when the building was vacated - but still an interesting 1.5-2 hours.

Very helpful staff offered the use of the tiny lift to help with our creaky limbs and the many stairs.

No queues in January, so no need to buy your tickets in advance at this time of year.

I'd have scored it 5* were it not for the fact that we were refused concession tickets (65+) because we were not EU residents!
Written 8 February 2024
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Passport560156
20 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Good value especially when compared to other Gaudi houses. 12 euro includes audio fire. Not as crowded either. Loved this place.. amazing architecture and atmosphere. Took about 1.5 hours to see it all slowly.
Written 2 February 2024
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vichy
NYC554 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Hands down, my favorite of the house museums in Barcelona - but for context, it's because this is one of Gaudi's earlier works and therefore isn't actually as modern as his other more famous houses in the city. If you tend to like house museums in the pre-1900 era, this one is for you! The underground stables is a particularly interesting feature I haven't seen in other houses!

Things to know:
Book your tickets online, or at least don't cut it too close if you're aiming to take a guided tour - the ticket office isn't too speedy at times. Get the audioguide, as the guided tours don't cover every room so it's definitely worth it to take the tour, but also to have a second go-around by yourself afterwards. Having the audioguide at that point is helpful.
Written 22 January 2024
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Traveler3065
Syracuse, UT55 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This little palace should not be missed on your visit to Barcelona. From the moment you walk through the front gate you are mesmerized by the ironwork, stone and wood work. The pictures do not do it justice!! Gaudi created an amazing work of art here. Also, it’s a lot less expensive and less busy than the other houses. We walked right up to the ticket office and paid 12€ and that included an audio guide in the language of your choice. Amazing visit from the basement stables to the rooftop chimneys!!!
Written 19 November 2023
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Robert S
Brisbane, Australia110 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is slightly more conventional than other Gaudi work. Visiting here was less crowded as it may not be as well known. A good value visit with some beautiful architechture.
Written 17 November 2023
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Pavel
Budapest, Hungary41 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
This site is very different from other Gaudi works. It is less playful and fairytale-like and more traditional. It more resembles the more serious houses of other top-class businessmen. Except for the typical Gaudi chimneys!
If you want to see the essence of Gaudi, probably not the top pick. If you want to see more of his work and compare to his later and more bold creations, Guell palace is a great place to go.
Except Casa Batlló and Casa Mila the price here is very affordable.
Interesting is the owner of this house Guell is the same person, who comissioned creation of Guell park. It is a shame, you do not learn more about the family and why they decided to move their living into park.
Written 15 November 2023
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Michael F
Philadelphia, PA38 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Another strongly recommended site to check out while in town. Palau Guell can be explored on your own or with a complimentary audio tour. If time allows, I recommend using the audio guide.

Palau Guell is the definition of bigger than it seems. Judging quickly from the outside I felt I would be in and out in less than a half hour. However, taking my time with the tour and going at a relaxing pace while closely examining a few of the rooms, I found myself exploring for well over an hour.

You may think Palau Guell is good to save for a rainy day. While there is lots to see and do indoors, the roof is open and offers a few unique view points.

Again, highly recommended.
Written 30 October 2023
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VancouverLil
Langley, Canada714 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Park Guell is AMAZING and needs to be seen with a competent guide to truly appreciate what you are seeing. It was astounding that this beautiful 47 acre park was designed and created in 1900. If you are in Barcelona, you MUST visit Park Guell
Written 28 October 2023
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Caroline Smith
Nottingham, UK37 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I loved the house - not a place I’d want to live but the architectural design is fantastic. I rated it only a 4 though because we were there at the same time as a large guided group - and the property is not large enough for such groups. In addition, there are not enough toilets.
Written 25 October 2023
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