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Palau Güell

General Information

Palau Güell (Güell Palace) is a building designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi for his rich patron, Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi. It is situated in the old city of Barcelona near El Raval and La Rambla, and it is within walking distance from Museu de Cera (Wax Museum) and Gran Teatre del Liceu (Opera House Liceu).

Gran Teatre del Liceu (Opera House Liceu) is a theater in Barcelona. It is adjacent to La Rambla boulevard and it is close also to Palau Güell and to Barcelona Cathedral. The famous La Boqueria market is opposite to the theatre.


Palau Güell is the first work that Gaudi designed for Güell and it helped the architect to become famous since he got an unlimited budget despite he was an inexperienced artist.

The palace was built between the years 1885 and 1889. Similar to many other historic buildings in Barcelona, it was damaged seriously during the Spanish Civil War during which it served as a rebel basis.

What do you see in Palau Güell?

Like all of the buildings designed by Gaudi, Palau Güell was built in the Modernista style. The construction contains the first version of Gaudi’s many motifs, such as neo-Gothic arches, animal symbols, strange chimneys and symbols from the ancient Catalan mythology. These motifs and the construction materials, like marble and wood, are repeating themselves in other works of Gaudi like La Pedrera – Casa Milà and Casa Batlló.

Tips and Recommendations for Visiting Palau Güell


Tips for Attractions near Palau Güell:

  • Palau Güell is not one of the main constructions of Gaudi. There are many attractions that are more important and spectacular, for instance Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló or Park Güell. The palace is not a must-see attraction unless you are visiting Barcelona for second or third time and you have already seen all of the most famous buildings of Gaudi. In this case, if you want you can admire the house from the inside. Otherwise we advise to settle for a glance from the outside.
  • We suggest to combine Palau Güell with attractions such as La Boqueria market and Gran Teatre del Liceu (Opera House Liceu). You can also take a walk in El Raval neighborhood and on the famous boulevard – La Rambla.
  • You can also enjoy a flamenco show at Los Tarantos or Tablao Cordobes, which are in the vicinity.

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Useful Information

Getting there

L3 (green) – Liceu station.


No. 14, 59, 91, 120.


Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
08001 Barcelona

Opening Times

1 Apr. – 31 Oct. : 10:00-20:00
1 Nov. – 31 Mar. : 10:00-17:30

Official Website

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