Tour groups are limited to only 18 people at a time
The interior of Torre Bellesguard, a building designed by Antoni Gaudí and located in the neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi, at the foot of Tibidabo, has been open to visitors every Saturday and Sunday for some time now. However, the building’s size, especially the stairway, which narrows as you approach the upper floors, and the fact that it is inhabited, make the tours that visit it among the most exclusive of all the ones that allow visitors to explore Gaudí’s works, since they are limited to only 18 participants, meaning that only a few dozen people get to see the house every week.
That also means that visitors are recommended to book well in advance. The tours, which are always led by an expert guide, take place in the morning in three languages – Catalan, Spanish and English – and, as well as the inside of the house, visit the attic and the terraces. The house is one of Gaudí’s most singular and symbol laden architectural works. It also has a long history behind it: the grounds contain the remains of the walls of what was once the mansion house of King Martin the Humanist, the last representative of the Count Kings of Barcelona, who resided there until his death in 1410. Remains of ceramic dating from 50BC have also been found there, together with evidence that Joan Sala i Ferrer, a bandit popularly known as Joan de Serrallonga, frequented the area when he was in Barcelona.
Guided Tour of Torre Bellesguard.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday.
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