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Güell Palace (Palau Güell)
Güell Palace (Palau Güell)

Güell Palace (Palau Güell)

Calle Nou de la Rambla 3-5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001

The Basics

Built in the 1880s, the 7-story Palau Güell is an early example of art nouveau and modernism adapted for domestic use. The imposing facade features two parabolic arches with wrought iron grille, and has Arabic, Byzantine, and Mudejar forms throughout. Note the impressive central hall, covered by a dome with star-pricked ceiling, and don’t miss the roof and its 20 colorful chimneys.

Explore Palau Güell on your own or on a guided tour. Visits to Palau Güell can be combined with sightseeing tours covering other masterpieces by Antoni Gaudí, including Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà, or other Barcelona neighborhoods such as the Barri Gòtic, El Born, and Barceloneta. Or visit on a hop-on hop-off bus to explore the city at your leisure.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Amazing cultural experience
Hakam_M, Jan 2022
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Pedro was amazing very knowledgeable and well spoken in English made the entire experience more enjoyable definitely would recommend!!
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My Phenomenal Barcelona Experience
Omotoyosi_O, Dec 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Lusi was amazinggggggg, Her energy, smile and zeal is infectious. She has soo much knowledge about everything. I’m sure we walked almost all through Barcelona except park girl and Sagrada familia when we had to use a cab. I highly recommend you request Lusi for your private tour. She’s absolutely amazing. (Expect her to take pictures of you everywhere you go)
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Excellent tour!
Amanda_P, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Thoroughly enjoyed my day tour of Barcelona. I was the only person on the tour so we were able to adjust to my interests. The tour guide, Sebastian, was VERY knowledgeable and passionate about Spanish history. If you have limited time in the area, this is a great way to see a lot of the city including entry into two of the main attractions.
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Sebastian has a...
Lee_M, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Sebastian has a comprehensive knowledge of the tour material as well as an impressive world experience and is very personable. It was as if we e were traveling with a personal friend.
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The tour guide made the tour so much fun.
Celine_R, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Lucy, our tour guide. She was amazing. She was so bubbly, so energetic, so enthusiastic to share her knowledge of the city. She was fantastic.
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Perfect day!
Patrick_T, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Great perspective of Barcelona. Jenny was a terrific guide who was bothering knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend.
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Jenny rocks!
AnaMaria_C, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Jenny was amazing good!!! She take us to every place, explained every detail and was very patient. I highly recommend her as your tour person. THANK YOU JENNY FOR GIVE ME AND MY KIDS an amazing day in Barcelona
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Highly recommend this tour to first time visitors!
Rahil_K, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
The entire experience from the knowledge and story telling of our tour guide Pedro, to the delicious tapas, and the breathtaking views of every stop along the way (especially Sagrada Familia) was completely worth it! Highly recommend this tour to first time visitors!
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Paolo was amazing!
Jon_M, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
We had a great time walking around Las Ramblas, visiting Parc Guell, going inside Sagrada Familia. Paolo was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We would love to do more tours with Paolo!
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Barcelona insight
Uwe_V, Nov 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Pedro was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the city. He made us feel very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring Barcelona with him.
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Karim was Pleasant and knowledgeable
Renee_S, Oct 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell!! Plus other Gaudi designed houses. Plus loved 4 cats coffee house. Yummy tapas for lunch.
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Don’t miss this
Eric_R, Sep 2021
The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Fred was excellent. He gave us a wealth of Information of the history of Barcelona. Highlights were the gothic quarter, La sagrada and Park Guell. Thank you Fred for an amazing day!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Palau Güell is a must-see for architecture and Gaudí fans.

  • Guided tours and audio guides are available.

  • Large bags must be placed in lockers.

  • The use of flash, tripods, or selfie sticks is not permitted.

  • The rooftop closes when it is raining.

  • Parts of Palau Güell are accessible to wheelchairs, but the roof, the mezzanine, and the southern terrace are not.

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How to Get There

Palau Güell is located just west of Las Ramblas and is easily reachable by foot from most of Barcelona’s tourist center. By public transportation, take the metro (L3) to Liceu or bus 14, 59, 91, or 120.

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When to Get There

Palau Güell is open daily, except for Mondays, December 25 and 26, January 1, and the third week of January. It’s best to book ahead or arrive early to avoid disappointment, as only 185 people are allowed inside at any one time. Free admission is offered the first Sunday of each month.

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Gaudí and Ceramics

The 20 chimneys on the roof of Palau Güell are all covered with ceramic mosaics. Palau Güell is the first place where Gaudí usedtrencadís, broken shards of ceramic, to form decorative mosaics, which went on to become one of the characteristic features of his architecture.

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