It is fair to say that Eusebio Güell was one of the first people to trust the creative talents of the young Antoni Gaudí. In 1884 the now- famous Catalan architect was given the task of renovating the Güell family’s summer residence 10 . He redesigned the gardens to include two gatehouses where the porters and horses were housed. Between them he erected a splendid wrought iron gate that truly captures the genius of his craft. The dragon from the mythological garden of the Hesperides is the centrepiece and the perfect symbol of the work’s communion of innovation and tradition. The stone-walled houses of the Finca Güell are decorated with pieces of ceramic in geometrical patterns. On one side of the door rises a tower that is crowned with a floral fantasy that sports the owner’s initials. The buildings currently house the Càtedra Gaudí.
Address: Av. Pedralbes, 7.
Phone: 934 020 243.
Metro: L3 Palau Reial.
Bus: 7, 33, 63, 67, 74, 75 and 78.
Barcelona Bus Turístic: Palau Reial.