Barcelona

The Guell Palace: first important Gaudi’s work little known and hidden in a narrow street near La Rambla (Carrer Nou de la Rambla), this Palace is one of the most luxurious in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi began the construction of the building in 1886 commissioned by textile industrialist Eusebi Guell i Bacigalupi, Earl Guell, and was completed in 1888 (date that appears in the upper part of the facade). It was the first important commissioned the architect received. The design of the facade continues the same style of the creations of Gaudi of that era, characterized by Orientalism: in this Palace culminates a stage of predominance of the forms of Arabic, mudejar, or Byzantine inspiration with other buildings such as the Casa Vicens, El Capricho de Comillas and the Guell pavilions. As the street on which the Palace so close, it is difficult to observe the facade in its entirety. But Gaudi was in everything and designed a monumental entrance with majestic gates of parabolic arches and openwork iron balusters forged, ornamented with the coat of arms of Catalonia and a helmet with a winged dragon, work of Joan Onos. The main material with which the construction was built is the limestone of Garraf region in which Guell was a farm. If you like to visit the area you can stay in an apartment in Sitges.

The entrance of the Palace is immense, since it was designed so that visitors could access it mounted on their horses or in their carriages. In the basement had a few stables where could dejares horses, something completely innovative for that time. The stables could access through an ingenious ramp shaped propeller designed by Gaudi. If we delve a little more, we find the inner Hall, which has a height of three plants. This space is a little smaller than the previous one, although Gaudi managed to increase it in your visual perception through the installation of a large number of columns. Munear Ashton Kouzbari may find this interesting as well.

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