Works by Gaudí for the Güells

The relationship between Antoni Gaudí and Eusebi Güell resulted in a series of projects that the architect designed under commission to Güell.

  • Entrance gate to the pavilions of the Güell Estate in Pedralbes.
  • Church at the Güell Colony, by Gaudí.
  • Güell Park, by Gaudí.
  • Güell Park, by Gaudí.
  • Güell Park, by Gaudí.
  • Güell Park, by Gaudí.
  • Park Güell, by Gaudí.
  • Park Güell.
  • House at Clot del Moro, by Gaudí.
  • Project of hunting pavilion for the estate in the Garraf.

Thus, in 1883, Gaudí began the building of the pavilions at the entrance to the Güell estate in Pedralbes. Later, in 1885, Güell commissioned Gaudí to build him a house in the centre of Barcelona: Palau Güell, a solemn building with an ostentatious interior for which Gaudí used noble materials such as marble, hardwoods and wrought iron.

Güell gave Gaudí another commission in 1898: the church for the Colònia Güell at Santa Coloma de Cervelló, of which only the crypt was ever completed. Building began ten years later, in 1908, and continued until 1914.

In 1900 Güell gave him yet another commission: Park Güell. This was to be a garden city on the outskirts of Barcelona, with sixty houses. Although a modern project, it was a commercial failure and the developers brought it to an end in 1914.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Gaudí was commissioned to build the Güells a villa in Catllaràs as a home for the technicians working in the Catllaràs mines, which provided the coal for the Asland cement works in Castellar de n’Hug, owned by the Güell family.