They were the first commission that Gaudí received what would be his great patron, Eusebi Güell’s textile
Güell Pavilions built between 1884 and 1887, were the first commission that Gaudí received what would be his great patron, Eusebi Güell’s textile. It is the guard house, horses and riding, located in the entrance area to the Finca Güell Avenida de Pedralbes.
“The family was very rich Guell, Gaudi interested him greatly and make a work that satisfied. So we find the typical construction commonly used for pictures but the architect went further by making use of the Catalan vaults and arches, “says tour guide Federico Araya.
The jewel of the exhibition is inspired by the iron gate poem Atlantis, Verdaguer, where Gaudí forge a mythological dragon garden of the Hesperides. In fact, the entrance is full of symbolism and to discover details such as tree fruits and gold facade scales.
The garden is one of the attractions of the place. Considered a national historical monument, hides one of the cranes that were used to build the quarry.
The ventilation towers are decorated with mosaic, and this was one of the first times that Gaudí used this technique. Was used to construct buildings, surprisingly, bricks, a material very cheap considering purchasing power Güell, but allowed him to play with the forms and be more creative.
Until now you could only access the Güell Pavilions, located at number 7 Avenue Pedralbes through a guided tour during the weekend. From January 2nd can enter every day of the year, except for special holidays, 10:00 am to 16:00h The entrance fee for adults is 4 euros, a 50% discount for students under 18 and people over 65. From 0 to 6 years admission is free.
Courtesy Avantgarde Limousine Barcelona
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