"Park Guell - Casa-Museu Gaudi." Parc Guell Tip by Jerelis

Parc Guell, Barcelona: 16 reviews and 24 photos

  Outside the house of Gaudi.
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  • Outside the house of Gaudi. - Barcelona
      Outside the house of Gaudi.
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  • Admiring the furniture of Gaudi. - Barcelona
      Admiring the furniture of Gaudi.
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The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Guell, whom the park was named after. Ultimately only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudi. One was intended to be a show house, but on being completed in 1904 was put up for sale. As no buyers came forward, Gaudi, at Guell's suggestion, bought it with his savings and moved in with his family and father in 1906.

So Gaudi lived here untill 1925, one year before his death. The house is named "Torre Rosa". Torre is the Catalan name for a detached house, and Rosa because Gaudi was very devoted of Verge del Roser. The structure of the building is still the same as when Gaudi lived there. It's nice to have the oportunity to see some of Gaudi's personal objects and works like designs, drawings and furniture. We liked it, but were expecting more ... we thought it was too simple. But, of course, it's worth the visit.

Address: Parc Guell - Carretera del Carmel
Directions: Bus 24, 25, 31, or 74. Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs. Do keep in mind that it is quite a strenous walk to the main entrance!

Address: Carrer d'Olot 7
Directions: Gracia District. Bus 24
Phone: (34) 932 193 811
Website: http://www.casamuseugaudi.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2009
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