Torre Bellesguard

Torre Bellesguard

Torre Bellesguard was commissioned in 1900 by the widow of Jaume Figueras and Gaudi had the whole place done and dusted by 1909, ably assisted by Juan Rubio and Domènec Sugrañes i Gras.

Famously the original site of medieval king, Martin the Humane’s, summer residence. Martin was the last king of the Catalan dynasty from the House of Barcelona and hung out at Bellesguard until his death in 1410. Gaudi drew inspiration from the original form of the 15th century structure, some of which still survives in the grounds. 

If you want to see what happens when Gaudi and straight lines meet, then Bellesguard is the spot! Beautifully fusing a NeoGothic castle exterior with a light and airy Art Nouveau interior, Bellesguard gives us an insightful glimpse into Gaudi’s developing style.

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The hidden dragon on the rooftop, intricate mosaic work and the amazing vaulted brick ceiling of the ‘unfinished’ hall, all clues as to where the great man was going with his future designs.

In the summer evenings, the savy owners have launched ‘Nits Gaudí’. Some night-time musical entertainment with Bellesguard as the backdrop. Aimed more at the locals, it is still a pleasant way to spend a hot summer night.

Top Tip

It really is a bit off the beaten track this one, so it is still possible to stroll around without hoards of other tourists. Sneak up there towards the end of the day as the sun is dropping for great pics and some peace and quiet.

Contact

 

www.bellesguardgaudi.com/en

email: reserva@bellesguardgaudi.com 

(we do not direct link email addresses to avoid spam)

telephone (+34) 93- 250 40 93

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Prices

Panoramic Visit with Audio Guide

Adults 9€ – U18 & OAP 7.20€ – U8s Free

Full Guided Tour – 11.00 DAILY (in English)

Adults 16€ – U18 & OAP 12.80€ – U8s FREE

TICKETS ONLINE

Opening Times

 

Yearly Opening Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 10-15

Closed

Mondays & 25/12 • 26/12 • 1/1 • 6/1

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