Antoni Gaudi, the architect of Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and countless other architectural marvels used to stay in what is now called Gaudi House Museum.
Gaudi house was to be a model house to be shown to prospective buyers of houses in Park Guell. Back then Park Guell was supposed to be a residential complex. However, when it failed to take off it was converted into a park.
Gaudi House was designed by Francesc d’Assís Berenguer i Mestres, Gaudí’s friend and right-hand-man. Since his friend wasn’t a professional architect Gaudi had to sign for the designs.
Gaudi lived in this house from 1906 to 1925.
In 1963 – many years after Gaudí’s death, the house opened to the public as Gaudi House Museum. Today it houses objects he designed and furniture and other artifacts he used.
It is also known as Casa Museu Gaudi. This house gains significance because it was here that Gaudi designed some of his most famous works such as Casa Mila, Park Guell and the yet to be completed Sagrada Família.
Is Gaudi House Museum worth it?
If you know what an amazing architect Gaudi is, you will realize the worth of Gaudi house museum.
That’s why we recommend you first see Sagrada Familia and Park Guell’s Monumental Zone and then visit Gaudi’s Museum. Once you have seen what amazing things architect Gaudi was capable of, and then you visit his house you will understand its importance.
In short, Gaudi House Museum is worth it. But for you to see and understand its worth, you need to first understand Gaudi himself.
Gaudi House Museum hours
Unlike other attractions in Barcelona, Gaudi house’s timings don’t change much with seasons. Here are the museum hours:
Oct-Mar: from 10 am to 6 pm
Apr-Sept: from 9 am to 8 pm
Dec 25 and 26 and Jan 1 and 6: from 10 am to 2 pm
Best time to visit Gaudi Museum
Tourists prefer to finish their Park Guell adventure in the morning and then try out the Gaudi House Museum.
Since in the morning the crowd will be at Park Guell, the best time to visit Gaudi House is in the early hours.
However, if you are holidaying in Barcelona during peak summers we recommend you visit Park Guell first and then check out Gaudi museum. This will help you avoid walking around in Park Guell’s monumental zone in the afternoon sun. Check out the best time to visit Park Guell.
If there is no crowd, 30 minutes are enough to explore Gaudi’s house.
Gaudi House Museum’s location
The Gaudi House Museum is in the free access area of Park Guell – just outside of the Park Guell’s Monumental Zone.
Its address is:
Gaudí House Museum,
Carretera del Carmel, 23A
Tel: +34 93 219 3811
How to Reach Gaudi House Museum
If you are in Park Guell, you can easily walk to the Gaudi house. If you are in the city center, you have three choices – Taxi, Bus, and Metro.
1. Reach Gaudi House Museum by Taxi
Since services like Uber, Lyft etc don’t work in Barcelona you must hire a local taxi. To hire a local taxi in Barcelona you can use this app called MY TAXI – https://es.mytaxi.com/index.html or call them by phone.
We have listed some of the popular taxi numbers and their websites below:
Barnataxi: 933222222 / Barnataxi.com
Radio Taxi ‘033’: 933033033 / Radiotaxi033.com
Fono-Taxi: 933001100 / Fonotaxi.net
Taxi Ecologic: 932783000 / Taxiecologic.com
Servi-Taxi: 933300300 / Servitaxi.com
You don’t always have to dial for them. If you see a black and yellow taxi on the road with a green light on the roof, you can hail them.
The minimum fare of a taxi hailed on the street is 2.05 Euros, which is what the meter should say when you start your trip.
2. Reach Gaudi House Museum by bus
If a bus is your preferred mode of transport to Gaudi’s house, here are your options:
– Bus numbers 24 and 92 bring you to Carretera del Carmel entrance.
– Bus numbers 32 and H6 bring you to Carrer d’Olot entrance.
These are entrances to Park Guell and once you get down, ask anyone for directions or fire your Google Map app.
Note: If you are using the Barcelona City Tour “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus to reach Gaudi Museum, get down at the Park Guell stop.
3. Reach Gaudi House Museum by Metro
Option A) Line 3 Vallcarca Metro station
Vallcarca is the metro station closest to Parc Guell. Once you get down at this station, you can’t miss Gaudi house because it is very well signposted. However, the walk to the park can be daunting for it is a steep walk upwards.
In some stretches, you can use outdoor escalators, but it is still hard work. Especially in the summer.
If you have kids or elderly in your group, factor in enough time for the walk from the metro station to Gaudi House Museum.
Option B) Line 3 Lesseps Metro station
Gaudi House Museum is a kilometer and half away from the Lesseps Metro station. Even though the walk from Lesseps Metro station is also uphill, it is a bit better than the walk from Vallcarca Metro station.
You will find signs pointing you in the right direction all along this 25 minutes’ walk to the Gaudi house.
Gaudi House Museum ticket price
Gaudi House Museum tickets are offered in slots of 20 minutes. For instance, while booking your tickets you must decide on the time you will be there – 9.20 am or 9.40 am or 10 am etc.
This time is important because this gets printed on your Gaudi Museum ticket and you can enter the museum only at the stipulated time.
There are a few conditions which can get you ticket discounts – being a child, student or a person with a disability. In such cases, please keep your ID cards handy to prove that you deserve the discount.
Here are the ticket prices –
Children from age 0 to 10: Free
Students: 4.50 Euros
People with disabilities: Free
Companion of disabled person: 5.50 Euros
Children from age 11 to 29: 4.50 Euros
People from age 30 to 65: 5.50 Euros
People over 65 years: 4.50 Euros
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