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Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3, Barcelona, 08001
Nearest Metro
L3 Liceu or Drassanes
City District
Ciutat Vella: El Gòtic
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Palau Guell - Guell Palace
Palau Guell Barcelona. The Palau Guell is a magnificent town house in Barcelona's Raval area on the street 'Nou de la Rambla' which is close to the famous La Rambla street. This is a modernist gem by Gaudi and called Palau Guell in Catalan language and Palacio Guell and in Spanish language) In English, it's the Guell Palace. Palau Guell was designed by famous Spanish/Catalan architecht Antoni Gaudi
Skip-the-line Tickets Palau Guell €12
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Palau Guell opened to the public in 2011 after 7 years of renovation. Palau Guell was the town house of Gaudí's immensely wealthy patron, Count Eusebi Güell, who commissioned the building in 1885 and made it his family home for 20 years. At that time it was one of the most spectacular and luxurious buildings in Barcelona and Eusebi Güell was one of the richest men in the world. 

During the Spanish civil war from 1936 to 1939 Palau Guell was used as a police station. After that it was owned by the Barcelona Council, who used it for a theatre institute 'el Institut del Teatre.' 

Palau Guell was an early sign of Gaudí's future architectural style. It was built in stone, coated with delicate marble and decorated with high quality wood. The inauguration coincided with the 1888 World Fair Exhibition in Barcelona and many social and official functions were hosted here. The building was a pleasant surprise for the citizens of Barcelona and earned great admiration of visitors because it was such a radical break from the style of other contemporary palaces in Barcelona.

Palau Guell was restored to the original design under the direction of architect Antoni González. The entire building is open to the public, but with a limit of 160 visitors, so queues can be expected during peak season.

The admission fee includes an excellent audio guide in several languages and the building has an very nice gift shop.

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Opening times Palau Guell

April to September
Monday closed (except public holidays)
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00
Final admission time 19:00

October to March
Monday closed (except public holidays)
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 17:30
Final admission time: 16:30

Ticket prices
- includes audio guide
General admission: €12 
Reduced rates: €8
Groups bigger than 10 people should book in advance.

Disabled access:
Palau Guell is a partially adapted building. Not all the floors are accessible.

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