Palau Güell Open Doors
About Palau Güell
Palau Güell (1886-1890) is a magnificent example of domestic architecture in the context of Art Nouveau. It was the home of the Güell i López family until they moved to Park Güell.
Gaudí designed a functional palace adapted to the family’s needs in both their private life and the intense cultural and social life they led.
The building is noteworthy for its innovative conception of space and light. In building Palau Güell, Gaudí used a variety of solutions based on very personal approaches and created exceptional expressive forms, the fruit of his imagination, using noble traditional materials (stone, wood, wrought iron, pottery, glass, etc.).
It was declared a historical-artistic monument by the Spanish Government (in 1969), Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Catalan Government and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (in 1984). As an early work, the building contains the essence of Gaudí’s later works and is fundamental to understanding his architecture.
We invite you to discover the main rooms of Palau Güell. Are you curious to know where the Guëll i López family used to stay? Do you want to see where they ate, slept and everything? Now you can visit the central hall on the main floor, the roof with its chimneys, the former stable and coach house, and Eusebi Güell’s office, and enter the private world of the bedrooms. These are just a few of the areas awaiting you.
Art and knowledge
The visit to the Palau Güell includes access to see the permanent exhibition “Palau Güell: a look at the furniture” as well as the temporary exhibitions that take place in the attic space and, occasionally, in the stable’s coal bunker. Right now these exhibitions are available:
- Permanent exhibition: ‘A Look at Furniture’.
- Photographic exhibition: ‘The Craftsmen’s Palace’
- Photo exhibition ‘The hidden face of the Palau Güell’
- Musical performances by young artists with grants from the Güell Foundation
Palau Güell offers different types of activities:
- Visits and workshops for schools
- Visit for the elderly
- Visits for summer and Christmas campuses
- The Nights of the Palau Güell
- Cycle of conferences
- Days: 1st Sunday of every month, 23th April (Sant Jordi, the patron saint of Catalonia), Nit dels Museus (The Night of Museums), 10th June (local holiday in Barcelona), 11th September (Catalan national holiday), 24th September (La Mercè, the patron saint of Barcelona) and the Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi’s birth, December 15.
- The tickets for the open day of the first Sunday of the month will be distributed online the previous Monday until stocks are exhausted.
- The special days of open days (Museum Night, June 10 (local festival in Barcelona), September 11 (National Day of Catalonia), September 24 (La Mercè) and December 15, Day of Palau Güell) the Tickets will be distributed on Monday of the same week or on Monday of the previous week and will be previously announced on the web and on social networks.
- Exceptionally, on April 23, Sant Jordi, the distribution of tickets will be done in person in two shifts, at 10 am and 3 pm.
- There are limits of capacity for conservation, preservation and security reasons.
- Visitors should arrive at Palau before the beginning of the distribution of tickets.
Audioguide included in the ticket price. The ticket office is located next to Palau Güell’s entrance, open until 1 hour before closing time.
- General Ticket 12€
- Students ticket 9€
- Under 18 ticket 5€
- Educational visits for schools 3€
Open from Tuesday to Sunday:
- Summer: from 1 April to 31 October: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.
- Winter: from 1 November to 31 March: from 10 am to 5.30 pm (from 4.30 pm).
- Closed: Mondays not public holidays, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January and the third week of January (for maintenance).