The Gaudí House Museum (Casa Museu Gaudí) was the home of architect Antoni Gaudí for the last 20 years of his life (1906-1926). It was opened to the public as a museum in 1952 to celebrate the centennial of his birth year.
The house itself was built under Gaudí's direction, the pink exterior and dramatic spire reflecting the artist's unique style. Inside the house, the rooms have been maintained to look how they did while inhabited by Gaudí. Pieces of furniture the artist designed fill the house, and walls are covered with his drawings and other original artwork. There is also a quaint garden behind the house featuring sculptures and an archway by Gaudí.
Most visitors request to see the architect's bedroom and bathroom to get a sense of Gaudí's personal life, but the Batllo Room, named after Casa Batllo, is also of interest. This room, along with many others in the house, was named in reference to important projects Gaudí took on and people he worked with over his lifetime. While only an estimated 50% of the house is open to the public, Gaudí fans will love this chance to visit the home of this iconic architect.
It was an excellent one day overview of what should not be missed in Barcelona. It was actually two tours. The morning tour handled the Gothic quarter, walking the area, seeing the Roman ruins, churches, etc., then the more modern areas including the cable car to the mountain top and the Spanish Village. Not a lot of free time, but if you are only there for one day, enough for souvenirs. Then a two hour break for lunch on your own. After that, the second tour which was mostly Gaudi's works. The total tour gave us an excellent overview and some ideas on where we wanted to go the next day for individual exploring. The tour was done in multiple languages both times, but the guides seemed to treat all with an equal hand. The busses were clean, and checking in for the tour was easy. Overall, if you have never been in Barcelona, I would recommend this tour.
Loved this tour! we saw so much of the city, the tour guide was friendly and knew his
history! He would give us time in certain places to explore ourselves which was really great too! We booked both tours and chose to stay at The Spanish Village in between tours, which was fabulous!
The Gaudí House Museum is located in Güell Park, a magnificent park decorated with other structures by Gaudí. The house stands near the base of the park, which extends up a hillside and offers great views over Barcelona. You will enjoy the many fountains and pedestrian paths that dot the park, regarded today as one of Gaudí's most playful projects.