The Bellesguard house was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1909, using rectilinear forms rarely seen in his other work. His inspiration was the medieval castle of Martin I, also known as Martin the Humane, the last king of the Catalan dynasty of the House of Barcelona, who resided at Bellesguard until his death in 1410. Gaudí built a castle that was a blend of Art Nouveau and Gothic style and restored the ruins of the medieval palace, which are now part of the estate’s grounds.

The history of Bellesguard is inextricably bound up with the history of Catalonia. The many historic events that unfolded and the renowned figures that passed through Bellesguard over the centuries influenced and inspired Antoni Gaudí to create one of his most personal, symbolic and fascinating works. Come to discover it!

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NIT PREMIU: ELS AMICS DE LES ARTS

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El Déu romà Janus i Bellesguard

Janus va ser una de les divinitats més populars de l’antiga Roma. Estava present a totes les portes, carreteres, ponts i cruïlles. Fou representat amb dues cares, una per veure el passat i l’altra el futur. Se li retia culte durant les festivitats que duien algun canvi: matrimonis, cicles agrícoles, declaracions de guerra, etc. El seu atribut més característic eren unes claus. El primer mes de l’any, gener, és una derivació del seu nom.

Bellesguard està molt més relacionada amb Janus del que sembla a primera vista. Durant l’època...

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