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Palau Güell

Palau Güell

Palau Güell is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell and built between 1886 and 1888. The Art Nouveau inspired palace was the home of the Güell i López family until they moved to Park Güell.

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Park Güell

Originally intended as a housing development project for the elite of Barcelona, Park Güell was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and now stands among the top tourist attractions in the city. Origins of Park Güell Antoni Gaudí had a long working relationship with the Catalan industrialist Eusebi Güell prior to beginning work on Park Güell. The […]

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Torre Bellesguard

Most visitors to Barcelona have heard of Antoni Gaudí’s iconic works, such as Casa Mila, Casa Batlló, La Sagrada Família and Palau Güell. The lesser known Torre Bellesguard, still privately owned and lived in, sits in the exclusive Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, perched in the upper reaches of the city. The name Bellesguard, meaning ‘beautiful view’ in Catalan, is said to have come […]

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La Rotonda

Torre Andreu (La Rotonda)

Torre Andreu, also known as “La Rotonda ” is a neoclassical modernist building that was completed in 1918 by the architect Adolf Ruiz i Casamitjana. The building was commissioned by Salvador Andreu i Grau, a Catalan entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, real estate developer and philanthropist. Situated in the Sant Gervasi neighborhood of Barcelona, Torre […]

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