Güell Estate Pavilions

Location: Barcelona, Pedralbes district
Architect: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

photo of Güell Estate Pavilions by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

This is the first completed building for Eusebi Güell, a Catalan industrial tycoon. Gaudí designed the entrance pavilion and stables for his estate in the Pedralbes neighborhood between 1884 and 1887. Today, several Univesities stand in the land that once occupied the huge Güell Estate.

The structure is of brick vaults and parabolic arches. The walls and the domes are covered with tiles, ceramics and mosaics. Today this is The Gaudi Chair of the College of Architecture of Catalonia.

An extraordinary wrought iron dragon guards the main entrance. This gate was designed by Gaudí and completed in the Vallet and Piquer workshops in Barcelona. The gate includes various pieces of forged iron, such as strips, meshes, T-profiles and plates.

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Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, modernist art, architecture