The Bellesguard house was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1909, using rectilinear forms rarely seen in his other work. His inspiration was the medieval castle of Martin I, also known as Martin the Humane, the last king of the Catalan dynasty of the House of Barcelona, who resided at Bellesguard until his death in 1410. Gaudí built a castle that was a blend of Art Nouveau and Gothic style and restored the ruins of the medieval palace, which are now part of the estate’s grounds.

The history of Bellesguard is inextricably bound up with the history of Catalonia. The many historic events that unfolded and the renowned figures that passed through Bellesguard over the centuries influenced and inspired Antoni Gaudí to create one of his most personal, symbolic and fascinating works. Come to discover it!

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06/02/2014

Bellesguard, the new Gaudí building in Barcelona

Torre Bellesguard, one of the most symbolic works designed by Gaudi, opened its doors to the public last September 2013.

This Gaudinian building, constructed between 1900 and 1909, is still inhabited by its owners. The Guilera family, owners of Bellesguard for over 70 years, have joined forces with Advanced Leisure Services, a company specialized in tourism management, to open the gates of one of the most unknown works of Antoni Gaudí.

There are two types of tours: the complete visit, including a guided tour around the interior of the house and its garden; and the ...

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