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 On Güell Pavilions:  Basic information   History and description   Images  
 Additional information:  Other works of Gaudí
Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Dragon head on gate
Basic information:
Location:  Avinguda Pedralbes, 7   Barcelona
  xxxx(4 on 5)
Present condition:   Outside: Good   Inside: Acceptable
How to go to:  Metro: L3 (Palau Reial)
Visits:  Friday to Monday from 10 to 14 h. Only for guided visits.
Timetables, prices and other information may change, it is advised to check beforehand.
Fees: Adults 6 Euros / Retired, unemployed and minors 3 Euros / Discount for the Ruta del Modernisme 50% on this prices./ Groups 140 Euros / Scholar groups 120 Euros.
Information: Phone: (34) 93 3177652. To appoint guided visits (34) 93 2562504.
Ruta del Modernisme

History and description:
Designed by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and built between 1884 and 1887.
This buildings were the porters house and the stables of Finca Güell, the big property in Barcelona of Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, the count of Güell.
The complex is composed by two buildings linked by a common monumental cast iron gate connected in its hinges side on a column crowned by vegetal fantasies and adorned with a medallion with the "G" of Güell. This gate is an example of Art Nouveau fantasy, with its big iron dragon manufactured by the locksmith's Vallet i Piquer.
The buildings bases are made in stone. The walls, the structure vaults and parabolic arches are made in bricks, as Gaudí commonly did (see La Pedrera and Bellesguard). 
The walls and roofs decoration are made in ceramic pieces with geometric designs. 
The pavilions were the seat of the "Catedra Gaudí de l'Escola d'Arquitectura de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya" (Catalonia University, Gaudí chair). Translated from the year 2008 to:

Carrer Baldiri Reixac, 2 - 2ª planta
08028 Barcelona
(provisory seat)
Phone and fax +34 93 402 02 43



Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Dragon gate

Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Main gate


Dragon on main gate

Main gate

Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Building right side

Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Dome

Building left side

Building right side


Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Main gate with monolith

Gaudí: Pavellons Güell Medallion

Small gate

Left building

Main gate with monolith

Güell medallion 

Other works of Gaudí:
In Barcelona: Bellesguard  Eduard Calvet House   Batlló House  Vicens House  Santa Teresa School  Sagrada Família Schools  La Pedrera  Güell Pavilions  Güell Palace  Park Güell  Sagrada Família  Miralles Property Fence 
In La Pobla de Lillet:  Catllaràs Villa  Artigas Gardens
In Mataró: 
Workers Cooperative building (attributed)
In Montserrat:  Monumental Rosary path (1st mystery of Glory)
In Santa Coloma de Cervelló:  Colònia Güell Crypt
In Garraf (Sitges):  Garraf Cellars
Out of Catalonia:  Botines House (León)  El Capricho (Comillas)  Episcopal Palace (Astorga)