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Gaudí House Museum

The house of the Modernista genius

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The house that was Antoni Gaudí’s residence for almost 20 years is now home to a collection that shows what the architect’s life was like. Located within the Park Güell site, the Gaudí House Museum was actually a show house for future buyers of the residences planned for the development, but it ended up being the home of Modernisme’s most important architect.

Why visit the Gaudí House Museum?

Located within Park Güell, the Gaudí House Museum was the residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet from 1906 until 1925, when he moved to the workshop of the Sagrada Família, some months before his death in 1926. The building was constructed as a show home for the Park Güell development project by Francesc d’Assís Berenguer i Mestres, but, since no one bought it, Gaudí decided to purchase it in 1906 as a home for himself, his father and his niece.

The Gaudí House Museum was opened to the public in 1963 and fitted out to evoke the years in which Gaudí lived there. It contains furniture and other elements designed by him, in addition to recreations of the house’s private rooms, personal items, and audiovisual presentations that show the most intimate and devout side of the Modernista prodigy.

The rooms are also decorated with original pieces of furniture from Casa Calvet, Casa Batlló and the crypt of Colònia Güell, allowing you to better understand the formal evolution of the architect’s designs. Gaudí’s creativity and capacity for innovation are also evident in the items exhibited in the garden, such as the iron railings from Casa Vicens and Casa Milà and the cross from the Finca Miralles.

 

How do you get to the Gaudí House Museum?

The Gaudí House Museum is located within the Park Güell site, which you can get to on the Blue Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? After Gaudí’s death on 10 June 1926, the Sagrada Família Construction Board needed money to continue building the church so it placed the house on the market. It was bought by a married couple of Italian merchants, Francesc Chiappo Arietti and Josefina Sala Barucchi, who died without leaving any descendants. In 1960, a nephew of the family accepted an offer made by the Amics de Gaudí (Friends of Gaudí) association, which managed it until 1992. It was then returned to the Construction Board.
  • Local’s tip: As the Gaudí House Museum cannot be accessed from the monumental area of Park Güell; you will need to purchase a different ticket to enter it.
  • A must: To learn more about Gaudí’s private life.