Gaudi House Museum | Barcelona City Guide
One of the defining figures of the city of Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi was a world-renowned architect and the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. The Gaudi House Museum pays homage to his brilliance and happens to be a house he resided in. The museum contains furniture, objects, and memorabilia designed by Gaudi himself from when he lived in the house, between 1906-1925.
The mansion is situated in Park Guell, a residential project dreamt up by Gaudi himself. The museum shows us a glimpse into his life. The bedroom and the studio are left as it was when Gaudi lived here, giving visitors a chance to discover a place where the master architect was ruminating his ideas.
Why visit the Gaudi House Museum?
- Casa Museu Gaudi is one of the most iconic places in the city of Barcelona. It contains furniture that Antoni Gaudi used in various other houses such as Casa Batllo, Casa Calvet and the Crypt of Colonia Guell.
- You also get an idea of how good Gaudi was with creating new objects and innovating from the displays in the garden.
- Objects such as the cross from Miralles estate and the wrought iron railings from Casa Vicens and Casa Mila adorn the garden.
- The rooms have been recreated in the same manner as when Gaudi resided in the house.
- With a supporting audiovisual exhibit, you can take a peek into what his life was like.
Things to Do at Gaudi House Museum
What is now a museum was once the home of the legendary architect Antoni Gaudi, who called the place his home for over twenty years. It is one of the first houses that Gaudi had built in the Park Guell project and remains one of only two houses to be completed out of the 62 originally planned.
Antoni Gaudi’s eye for detail meant that he would be a part of the creative process for every single aspect of his project, which includes the furnishing. Some of his works from Casa Batllo, Casa Calvet, and the crypt at Colonia Guell showcase his unique take on furniture.
A place where the master architect contemplated ideas and enjoyed the idyllic life in the early 20th century. The garden still contains pieces of his work such as the wrought iron gates from his other houses and the cross from the Mirella's estate. Image Credits
The highest points in the house, the terrace is one of the places where you can get a great view of the park and the city. The tower is one of Gaudi’s favorite places, it provides a panoramic view of the city and overlooks his precious Sagrada Familia.
Soak in the life and journey of Gaudi with the audiovisual experience at the museum. It is an eye-opening trip into the life of a man who is synonymous with the city of Barcelona and whose dedication to his work was unrivaled.
Apart from housing the Gaudi Museum, the garden has many attractions. There is the Casa Batllo, one of his finest works and a UNESCO world heritage site. You can still see the remnants of what was supposed to Gaudi’s vision of an ideal township.Know More
One of his most famous works, this house was one of the first projects. The building itself is quite old and Gaudi mainly worked on the remodel of the house. The design of the building has earned it the nickname Casa del Ossos or the house of bones as the building looks like it has been structured out of bones.Know More
The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM throughout the year.
The full tour of the house takes around 30 minutes and if you want to visit Park Guell and surrounding attractions it might take you up to one and a half hours.
The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day, throughout the year. As the museum is frequented by visitors, the best time to visit it would be the siesta time, which is between 2 PM to 6 PM. Expect some waiting as it is one of Barcelona’s most visited places. You can avoid queues by purchasing tickets in advance and also by purchasing a skip the line pass. Warm afternoons are the best time to check out the museum.
The Gaudi House Museum is located in Park Guell, which lies in the Garcia district. The museum is located to the north of the city center and taxis’ starting price begins from 3.40 Euros and 1.10 Euro per kilometer. The taxi rates vary according to the time of day and week, T1 operates between the workdays 8 AM to 8 PM, T2 operates between 8 PM and 8 AM and T3 operates on weekends. There are taxis available from the airport, which can vary by up to 5 Euros depending on whether you are in T1 or T2.
The metro connectivity in Barcelona is spectacular, with lines running through virtually every corner of the city. The closest stop to the Gaudi Park is Lesseps, Vallacara, and Fontana. Each of these stations is at a walking distance from the museum. You can take the green line L3 to reach these stops. With the help of a pass, you can travel freely in and around the city.
If you are taking the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, the nearest stop for the museum is Park Guell and you can board another bus approximately every 10-15 minutes. For public buses run by TMB, there are mainly three stops you can get off at, which are: Park Guell, Olot/ Marianao and CAP Larrard. The buses you can take are 24, 92, 116, 32 and H6. All of these busses run frequently and you can catch them in 15-minute intervals.
There are numerous options to reach the Gaudi House Museum. You can take the metro from the terminal to Passeig De Garcia and then take the L3 to Vallacara. You can also take the bus which goes from the terminal to Pl. Espana and change the bus to the one going from Tarragona to Trav de Dalt. The taxi, however, is the quickest option and the most expensive one as well. The tariffs will cost you nearly 6 times that of what you can pay via the metro. If you are in a hurry then the taxi is the safest option.
Handy Insider Tips
- Budget: The entry to the house is around €5 and for attractions such as Park Guell and Casa Batllo, it is also around the same. If you pre-book tickets, you will save a lot of money.
- Dress code: There are no strict restrictions, however, it is advisable to wear clothing that does not show the shoulder and knees.
Gaudi House Museum FAQs
Q. Is the Gaudi House Museum worth visiting?
A. Yes, the museum is an ode to one of the finest architects in the world and is a great place to learn about what he was like as a person.
Q. Is Park Guell free?
A. Yes, the entry to the park is free, however, you will have to pay to enter the attractions in and around the park.
Q. How much time do I need in Park Guell?
A. If you wish to visit all the attractions, you will need approximately 2 hours in Park Guell.
Q. How many Gaudi buildings are in Barcelona?
A. There are seven buildings spread all over the city and the most popular one is the Sagrada Familia.
Q. Can I Uber to the Gaudi House Museum?
A. Unfortunately no, Uber has suspended all its services in the city, however, you can find other taxi services operating around the city.
Q. When did Gaudi live in the house?
A. Antoni Gaudi resided between 1906 and 1925, a year before his passing.
Q. Can I buy tickets on the spot or do you have to pre-book it online?
A. No, you do not have to buy it online, however, you will save time and money if you book it online.
Q. Can children visit the Gaudi House Museum for free?
A. Yes, children under the age of 11 can enter for free, provided they furnish an ID card.
Q. Can I get an audio guide?
A. Yes, you can get an audio guide upon request, however, you will not be provided one free of charge.