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Gaudi house museum in Park Guell Featured

Olot, 7, 08024, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Vallcarca L3
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Gracia: Vallcarca
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Gaudi house museum in Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi house museum Barcelona. Casa Museu Gaudi. This was famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's house in Park Guell and now the home of the Gaudi house museum. Gaudi did not design this house, but he designed the wonderful Park Guell where the house is located. Gaudi's house was originally constructed as a showcase house in Park Guell to show future buyers what it might be like to live in Park Guell, which was originally a sixty house garden city residential development project in Barcelona. The Park Guell project was not a success and so later the area was just stayed the way it was and 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 live there, when it became obvious that no-one was interested in building houses in Park Guell.

So 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 charges an admission free of €5.50 (2014 prices)

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