Palau Güell is Gaudí's lesser known but very
important design in
an opulent mansion located on Calle Nou de la Rambla.
"Palau" means "Palace". Palau
Guell is one of the best
places to see in Barcelona.
It is constructed as a residence between the years
1886-1888 for Count Eusebi Güell, his most prominent
patron. It is the only building that Gaudi finished
before his death. During the civil war, the building
was used as a police station. Today it serves as a
The building is spectacular with its series of
columns, domes, parabolic arches, diverse materials
and the use of broken pieces of ceramic tiles on
The building is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. A visit to Palau Güell is one of the best
things to do in Barcelona.