viernes, 18 de enero de 2013

BARCELONA - GAUDI: PABELLONS GÜELL

Fantasy and technical innovation come together in the former gatehouses of the Güell Estate, on Barcelona’s Avinguda Pedralbes. The beauty and colour of the buildings don’t eclipse the main protagonist of the ensemble: the giant mythological dragon from the Garden of the Hesperides, a synthesis of Gaudí’s symbolism and craftsmanship.

Eusebi Güell’s desire to extend his family’s holiday home in Barcelona resulted in Antoni Gaudí’s first commission from the man who would become his main patron. Gaudí worked on the project from 1884 to 1887, relandscaping the garden and building the two gatehouses, which were intended to be the caretaker’s house and the stables.


Pabellons Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
Pabellons Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona




Dragon of Pabellons Güell in Barcelona
Beautiful wrought-iron gate in the shape of a dragon of Pabellons Güell in Barcelona


Dragon of Pabellons Güell in Barcelona
Mithological dragon in Pabellons Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí


Pabellons Güell in Barcelona designed by Gaudí
Pabellons Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona



Pabellons Güell in Barcelona designed by Gaudí
Güell Estate’s gatehouses have a stone base and brick parabolic arches with bright ceramic decorations in geometric shapes. 




I would like to give you some useful informatión in case you want to visit this building designed by Gaudí:


- Address: Avinguda Pedralbes, 7, Barcelona
- Phone: 933 177 652 / 934 020 243
- Guided Visits: 932 562 504
- Web site: www.rutadelmodernisme.com
- E-mail: cultura-impuqv@bcn.cat
- How to get there:
  • Metro L3, stop Palau Reial
  • Bus 7, 33, 63, 67, 74, 75 and 78
  • Tram T1, T2 and T3, stop Palau Reial
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Palau Reial.


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Clicking on the next links you will find more pictures of the most important buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí:



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