Monument / Landmark
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About this place
El Palau Güell, dissenyat per Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, destaca pel fet de ser un dels edificis que es troba en l’origen de l’arquitectura art nouveau a escala mundial. Va ser la casa de la família Güell al final del segle XIX i al principi del segle XX.
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The Palau Güell is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell and built between 1886 and 1888. It is situated on the Carrer Nou de la Rambla, in the El Raval neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the UNESCO World…
An architectural work of art by catalan genius architect Gaudí. An impressive palace open for visits. Just meters away from my flat.
The Palau Güell is one of the first important commissions that Gaudí received at the beginning of his career. Eusebi Güell (industrialist, politician and patron) wanted Gaudí to build this peculiar urban palace as an extension of the family home he had on the Rambla de Barcelona.
Palau Güell was one of the first important commissions Antoni Gaudí received at the start of his career.
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