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. Without queues and crowds. Come and discover it!
No one like our guides can lead the visitor through the history and secrets hidden in Bellesguard. They know all the corners, the legends, the anecdotes, the changes of light, the acoustics, the family that inhabits it and all the changes that have taken place during the last years.
Enjoy a unique guided tour of the exterior and interior of the Bellesguard Tower and do not miss any detail of this work unknown and full of history and symbolism of Antoni Gaudí.
VISIT WITH AUDIOGUIDE
It is a visit in which the visitor chooses the pace and duration of the visit. The exteriors are visited freely. The entrances to the house are made every 30 minutes with a companion who will guide the group through the interior spaces.
The audio guide is available in six languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Japanese and Russian.
The visit to the Bellesguard Tower is perfect for groups. No matter the size of the group, we will divide it into smaller groups for the entrances to the house. There will be a guide for every 18 people,
so that the exclusivity of the visit and the quality of the explanations will not be altered because of a large amount of people.
Contact us and tell us on which date you want to come, the size of your group, the schedule and the language, and we will make a proposal for an organization and a customized budget without commitment.
Torre Bellesguard offers the option of making customized visits for special groups, longer or shorter visits than usual, in other languages or at different times than scheduled.
Visits that focus more on some of the aspects of the visit: more historical, more architectural or focused in the history of medicine…
A theatrical or nightly visit, where you can perform a musical audition or a gastronomic tasting. Tell us what you would like and together we will make it happen.
The Bellesguard Tower is surrounded by a large landscaped exterior space, with a single access door guarded at all times. A closed and safe environment which offers the possibility to have breakfast or eat outdoors.
The Bellesguard Tower of Antoni Gaudí stands over a land with more than 2,000 years of history. The methodology of your schoolwork can be multidisciplinary and therefore focused on different subjects such as history, architecture, art, archeology, art history, philosophy. In short, Bellesguard makes possible to carry out activities of all kinds and for all ages.
Bellesguard is a fascinating and unknown monument that will surprise students and teachers. There are already many schools that have come with their students and repeat year after year. We wait for you!
If you are looking for a new space, an unspoilt and surprising place, halfway between Art Nouveau and Gothic style and with the unmistakable mark of Antoni Gaudí, Bellesguard is your choice.
Placed at the high area of Barcelona you will enjoy its spectacular gardens which will allow you to celebrate outdoor events, in a totally private atmosphere, far away from the bustle and noise of the city. A peaceful place, the exclusivity to step a land with a millenary history and to have the whole place at your disposal.