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Pictures Palau Guell

The fabulous Palau Guell  house is by Barcelona's famous architect Antoni Gaudi. It is a magnificent town house in Barcelona's Raval area and very close to La Rambla street. The building reopened in 2011 after being completely closed for the seven years to complete the huge job of restoring this magnificent building back to its original splendor.

The Palau Guell house was commissioned by leading industrialist Eusebi Güell, who was estimated to be one of the 25 richest men in the world at the time. Eusebi Guell had married Isabel Lópex i Bru in 1871 and Palau Guell was built in 1875 as the Guell family town house in Barcelona. 

Entrance of Palau Guell on street Nou de la Rambla

Palau Guell entrance

Mushroom shaped pillars in Palau Guell cellar which housed horses, coal and firewood.

Palau Guell stables cellar

Palau Guell antechamber on main floor overlooking street Nou de la Rambla


Stained glass window on main floor Palau Guell

Palau Guell stained glass

Domed ceiling of Palau Guell central hall with a spire on the outside

Palau Guell ceiling

Palau Guell central hall has a small chapel with doors that could be opened when necessary. When the chapel doors were closed, this room was used for balls and dancing.

Palau Guell chapel

Seating at side of chapel for use during services

Palau Guell chapel

Image of original Palau Guell chapel and altar


Palau Guell hall of lost steps overlooking Nou de la Rambla

Palau Guell gallery exterior

Palau Guell ceiling

Palau Guell painting

Bay window room overlooking Palau Guell back terrace

Palau Guell gallery interior

Palau Guell Terrace and back facade

Palau Guell courtyard

Palau Guell lamps

Palau Guell pipe organ

Palau Guell roof terrace spire and 20 decorated chimneys

Palau Guell roof

The Palau Guell chimneys are decorated with trencadis mosaic techniques

Palau Guell chimney

Palau Guell chimney

Palau Guell roof spire of the central dome

Palau Guell roof spire

Palau Guell chimney

Palau Guell roof


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