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“You can get in free on Sunday nights.”
Review of Palau Guell

Palau Guell
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Tour to the Palau Güell and the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
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Gaudi and Picasso Guided Private Tour of Barcelona
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Gaudi in a Day Guided Private Tour
Ranked #14 of 720 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This palace was the home of industrialist Eusebi Guell and was Antonio Gaudi's first major building in the city..
Kirkwood, Missouri
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“You can get in free on Sunday nights.”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Palace let's a limited group of tourists in each Sunday night from 5-7:00 pm for free. You need to show up at the ticket office around 4:30 and get in line. They will then hand out tickets (all you have to do is tell them where you are from) with time stamped entry times for a free tour.

Visited May 2014
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nj
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“Not as big as you think”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Love Gaudi, great views, but thought there would be more to see. What there is, is great. Very interesting and creative especially the tile work and the supports.

Visited May 2014
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Richmond, California
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“Overrun with tourists but worth a visit.”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Gaudi's architecture is unusual but being around so many tourists all gawking at the same thing detracts from the experience. Park Guell and Gaudi's house is definitely a place to visit, but if you are planning a trip to Barcelona, go "off-season". You'll enjoy it more.

Visited May 2014
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Gaudi's hidden jewel in Barcelona”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

If the Sagreda Familia is Gaudi's masterpiece and La Pedrera his tourist trap, Palau Güell is so far ignored by most of the tourists, and his probably his maddest and yet most classic creation. You enter in a mad cross between an art deco house and a Lovecraftian nightmare, and any Agatha Christie murder story would be well at home.
Unlike the Pedrera, you visit the whole house from the stables to the attic and the roof, and I really recommend the Audio guided tour (available in many languages), without which you'd probably miss most of what makes this building unique.
Crazy, megalomaniac, and strangely appealing, Palau Güell is truly one of Barcelona's yet hidden architectural treasures.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“worth the look but not the highest on must see list”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

After seeing La Sagrada Familia in the day, was looking for another cool Gaudi building to see. Showed up and got the last tickets of the day, paying full price. We technically had an hour in the museum and the audio guide was 40 mins long. So, we should have had plenty of time to see everything with the guide before the museum closed, but the staff pretty much rushed us through closing each floor one by one so that we finished everything in like 35 minutes. It was kind of ridiculous and not worth the full admission price for that. That said, however, it was a relatively interesting house. The main floor and basement are quite impressive, however the rest of the rooms were not really furnished the way I thought they might be had the family been living there. Maybe try to see Casa Batllo or La Pedrera instead if you only have a few days in Barcelona.

Visited May 2014
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