Güell Cellar

Location: Garraf, Barcelona
Architect: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

photo of Güell Cellar by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

This building was projected together by Gaudí (who signed the project) and Francesc Berenguer i Mestres, his disciple, in 1895. The owner of land, the count Eusebi Güell initially commissioned Gaudí a hunting lodge which was never built. Later Eusebi Güell decided to build a cellar and Gaudí and Berenguer had the opportunity to develop that exceptional project where the fancy imaginative genius of both architects is evident. It was ended in 1901.

The building shows uncommon shapes made with traditional materials as stone and brick. In a construction remembering the medieval style, the arches are parabolic instead of the typical semicircular Romanesque ones. The ward house, being a part of main gateway, has a beautiful iron gate formed by interlaced chains.

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Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, modernist art, architecture