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Pictures Palau Guell

One of Antoni Gaudi early works is Palau Guell which is a magnificent town house in Barcelona's Raval area very close to La Rambla. Restoration work has been ongoing since 1984 and the building has reopened in 2011 after being completely closed for the seven years to complete the huge job of restore this magnificent building back to its original splendor. The 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 Güell. Eusebi Guell had married Isabel Lópex i Bru in 1871 and Palau Guell was built in 1875 as the family town house in Barcelona.

Entrance of Palau Guell on street Nou de la Rambla
. Address Palau Guell

Palau Guell entrance

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

Antechamber on main floor overlooking Nou de la Rambla

Stained glass window on main floor
Palau Guell stained glass

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

The 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 chapel and altar

Hall of lost steps overlooking Nou de la Rambla
Palau Guell gallery exterior

Palau Guell ceiling

Palau Guell painting

Bay window room overlooking back terrace
Palau Guell gallery interior

Terrace and back facade
Palau Guell courtyard

Palau Guell lamps

Palau Guell pipe organ

Palau Guell roof terrace which features a spire and 20 decorated chimneys
Palau Guell roof

The chimneys are decorated with trencadis mosaic techniques
Palau Guell chimney

Palau Guell chimney

The roof spire of the central dome of the interior
Palau Guell roof spire

Palau Guell chimney

Palau Guell roof


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