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Gaudi House Museum

Antoni Gaudi is a world-renowned architect and the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. 

The Gaudi House Museum also happens to be a house he lived in and also pays homage to his brilliance.

The museum houses furniture, items, and souvenirs designed by Gaudi between 1906 and 1925. 

Buy a combination ticket to both Park Güell and the Gaudi House Museum and get an opportunity to experience Gaudi’s most iconic creations.

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Inside the Museum

Inside the Museum
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Even though Gaudi was an architect, this house was created by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. 

After no one was interested in purchasing the house on the Guell estate, his friend and patron, Eusebi Guell sold it to Gaudi, who lived there with his father in 1906.

Gaudi spent the last 20 years at this residence, now known as Torre Rosa.

The bedroom and studio have been preserved as they were when Gaudi resided here, allowing visitors to see where the master architect pondered his ideas.

It was created by Francesc d’Asss Berenguer I Mestres (1866-1914), the architect’s friend and right-hand man, as a show house for the Park Güell construction program. 

The Museum opened to the public on 28 September 1963. 

It has been renovated to provide a glimpse into Gaudi’s life and work and what it was like while he lived there.

Gaudi House Museum interior

Even though Gaudi was an architect, this house was created by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. 

After no one was interested in purchasing the house on the Guell estate, his friend and patron, Eusebi Guell, who owned the premises, sold it to Gaudi. 

Gaudi spent the last 20 years at this residence, now known as Torre Rosa.

The bedroom and studio have been preserved as they were when Gaudi resided here, allowing visitors to see where the master architect pondered his ideas.

From 1906 through 1925, the Museum was the house of architect Antoni Gaudi. 

It was created by Francesc d’Asss Berenguer I Mestres (1866-1914), the architect’s friend and right-hand man, as a show house for the Park Güell construction program. 

The Museum opened to the public on 28 September 1963. 

It has been owned by the Fundació Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia since 1992. 

It has been renovated to provide a glimpse into Gaudi’s life and work and what it was like while he lived there.

Gaudi House Museum hours

The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm from October to March. 

During the summer months, from April to September, it opens at 9 am and closes at 8 pm. 

Special opening hours: 

On 1 January, 6 January, 24 December and 26 December, the timings are from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Why should you go to the Museum?

  1. It is one of Barcelona’s most recognizable landmarks. It contains furniture used by Antoni Gaudi in other buildings, such as Casa Batllo, Casa Calvet, and the Colonia Guell Crypt.
  1. The displays in the garden also show how good Gaudi was at creating new objects and innovating.
  1. The garden is adorned with objects such as the cross from the Miralles estate and the wrought iron railings from Casa Vicens and Casa Mila.
  1. The rooms have been reproduced as when Gaudi lived in the house.
  1. You may get a glimpse into his life with a complementing audiovisual show.

Things you don’t want to miss in the Gaudi House Museum 

Gaudi’s unique furniture
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Explore the collection of personal items and architectural wonders that provide a fascinating look into this well-known Catalan architect’s life and thought process

Examine some of Gaudi’s unique furniture

Antoni Gaudi’s attention to detail meant he would be involved in the creative process for every project area, including the furnishing. 

His works from Casa Batllo, Casa Calvet, and the crypt at Colonia Guell demonstrate his distinct approach to furniture.

Have fun in the garden

The garden
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The garden is where the master architect thought about ideas and lived the beautiful life of the early twentieth century. 

You can still find the wrought iron gates from his previous property and the cross from Mirella’s estate in the garden.

Tower and Terrace

The terrace, one of the highest spots in the home, provides a fantastic view of the park and the city.

One of Gaudi’s favorite spots, the tower offers a panoramic view of the city and overlooks his prized Sagrada Familia.

How to get to the Gaudi House Museum 

Ways to Get There
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The Museum is located at Park Güell, Ctra. del Carmel, 23A, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.

Get Directions

To get to the Gaudi House Museum, take the Barcelona Metro (Line 3) to Lesseps station and follow the signals to Park Guell. 

Several public buses and public transport stop near the Carrer d’Olot and Carretera del Carmel entrances.

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