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Gaudi house museum in Park Guell Featured

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Gaudi house museum in Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi house museum Barcelona. Casa Museu Gaudi. This was the home of famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in Park Guell for many years. It is now the Gaudi house museum. Gaudi did not design this house himself, but he designed the wonderful Park Guell where the house is located.

Gaudi's home in Park Guell was originally constructed as a showcase house in Park Guell intended to show future buyers what it might be like to live on a plot of land in the residential housing estate Park Guell. Originall Park Guell was a sixty house garden city residential development project on the outskirts of the city of Barcelona.

The Park Guell project to sell plots of land for people to build houses and live in Park Guell was a failure and the only people who lived in the Park were the owner Count Guell, Gaudi himself and Guells lawyer. So just three houses. The park area later became a public park called Park Guell.

The reason Gaudi lived here, was that the owner of the project and the park, Eusebi Güell, suggested that Gaudi move in to the exhibition house, when it became obvious that no-one was interested in building houses of their own in Park Guell.

Anton Gaudi bought the exhibition house and moved in with his father and his niece. Gaudi's father died shorty after the Gaudi family took residence, but Gaudi's niece lived there with Gaudi for a further six years. After that Gaudi was alone. Gaudi himself lived here from 1906 until 1925 after which he moved into his studio at the Sagrada Famila where he spent the final years of his life.

This move was to be closer to his work on his greatest creation which was the Sagrada Familia temple. The Gaudi house museum in Park Guell today contains a collection of furniture designed by Gaudi including his original work desk. His bedroom remains largely as it was when he lived there. Gaudi's death mask is also on display.Today the house is owned and managed by by the construction board of La Sagrada Família Foundation. 

The Gaudi museum ticket price is €5.50 (2016 prices)


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