torre bellesguard

antoni gaudi’s castle on the hill

the story of torre bellesguard

Torre Bellesguard origins 

Torre Bellesguard was commissioned in 1900 by the widow of Jaume Figueras and Antoni 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. 

Different Bellesguard styles

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.

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.

Modern Bellesguard

In the summer evenings, the savvy 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.

 

Gaudi Mosaic

Spire or Tail?

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Entrance Hall

Torre Bellesguard & GoCar Barcelona

BARCELONA FULL DAY TOUR

explore the catalan capital
69
00
per person
  •  

DISCOVER GAUDI TOUR

a three hour tour
45
00
per person
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SAGRADA FAMILIA SPECIAL

a two hour tour
55
00
per person
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torre bellesguard opening times

tue - sun

10.00 > 15.00

last entrance

14:30

closed

Mondays

DEC 25 & 26

JAN 01 & 06

torre bellesguard ticket/tour prices 2019

audio guided

The package includes:

  • Visit anytime during open hours
  • Follow your own route
  • Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Japanese and Russian

No Need To Book In Advance

guided tour saturday

The package includes:

  • 1hr Guided Tour on Saturday
  • 11:00 ENGLISH
  • 12:00 SPANISH
  • 13:15 CATALAN

Book In Advance is recommended

guided tour sunday

The package includes:

  • 1hr Guided Tour on Saturday
  • 11:00 ENGLISH
  • 12:00 CATALAN
  • 13:15 SPANISH

Book In Advance is recommended

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