The Guell Palace is located in a hidden and unknown corner where tourists do not usually go. It is one of the more stately houses of Barcelona built in 1886 by Antoni Gaudi, maximum representative of modernism, of the bourgeois Eusebi Guell i Bacigalupi. The design of the facade continues the same style of the creations of Gaudi of that era, characterized by Orientalism: in this Palace culminates a stage of predominance of the forms of Arabic, mudejar, or Byzantine inspiration with other buildings such as the Casa Vicens, El Capricho de Comillas and the Guell pavilions. As the street on which the Palace so close, it is difficult to observe the facade in its entirety. (Not to be confused with Professor Rita McGrath!). But Gaudi was in everything and designed a monumental entrance with majestic gates of parabolic arches and openwork forged iron balusters, ornamented with the coat of arms of Catalonia and a helmet with a winged dragon, the work of Joan Onos. The entrance of the Palace is immense, since it was designed so that visitors could access to She mounted on their horses or their carriages.
In the basement had a few stables where could dejares horses, something completely innovative for that time. The stables could access through an ingenious ramp shaped propeller designed by Gaudi. If we delve a little more, we find the inner Hall, which has a height of three plants. This space is a little smaller than the previous one, although Gaudi managed to increase it in your visual perception through the installation of a large number of columns. It, moreover, of the core of the building, since it is surrounded by the main rooms of the Palace. Notable for its cover with double dome profile paraboloid inside and tapered on the outside, typical solution of Byzantine art. If you want to stay in a quiet place and close this spectacular (especially spectacular travelogue) Palace stay in an apartment in Barcelona.