Güell Pavilions

by | Jun 28, 2017 | Gaudi

 

Basic Information

Location: Avinguda Pedralbes, 7 Barcelona
Qualification: 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.
email: cultura-impuqv@bcn.cat

 

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:

PARC CIENTÍFIC DE BARCELONA
Edifici BIBLIOTECA
Carrer Baldiri Reixac, 2 – 2ª planta
08028 Barcelona
(provisory seat) Phone and fax +34 93 402 02 43