246 de Calafell a Barcelona, Km 24,5 Sitges
(4 on 5)
Present Condition: Good
Visits: The cellar is today a part of a restaurant and consequently it is possible
to visit both exterior and interior of building.
Information: Phone +34 93 632 00 19
History and description
building was projected together by Antoni Gaudí i
Cornet (who signed the project) and Francesc Berenguer i Mestres his disciple, in 1895.
The owner of land, the count
Eusebi Güell commissioned Gaudí initially a hunting lodge which
never was built.
Later Eusebi Güell decided to build that cellar and it's annexes and Gaudí
and Berenguer had the opportunity to develop that exceptional project
where the fancy imaginative genius of both architects is evident.
The building is an example of Art Nouveau Catalan architecture showing uncommon shapes made with traditional materials as
stone and brick.
In a construction remembering the medieval style, the arches are parabolic
instead of the typical semicircular Romanesque ones.
The ward house, being a part of main gateway, has a beautiful iron gate
formed by interlaced chains.
Instead of the unity of style, it is possible to appreciate the different
parts projected by every architect. As an example, the chapel linked basically
to Berenguer style has also gaudinist elements.
The building was ended the year 1901.