From 11 to 24 September this iconic building on Carrer Nou de la Rambla will be open to the public
It was one of the first major commissions carried out by Gaudí, almost at the beginning of his brilliant career. Eusebi Güell, an important industrialist, politician and patron of the arts, commissioned the construction of a mansion house as the extension of his family home at the beginning of Carrer Nou de la Rambla, the meeting place of Ciutat Vella and Montjuïc. The building served as the Güell-López family residence until they moved to Parc Güell. From 1990 on, various refurbishing projects have been carried out, the latest of which began in 2005 and was completed in 2011. Since then, the building has been open to public visits, sometimes for free, as on 11 and 24 September.
Open house days at Palau Güell are scheduled to coincide with Catalan National Day and the Feast of La Mercè, and are a great opportunity to explore one of Antoni Gaudí’s most charismatic building projects; one that stands out for its innovative conception of space and light. The architect’s fertile imagination is brought to life with a subtle combination of noble materials such as stone, wood, cast iron, ceramics and glass. And you can visit it all for free if you go during one of these two Barcelona feast days.
Open house at Palau Güell
When: 11 and 24 September
Where: Palau Güell
Additional information is available from the Palau Güell website
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