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Torre Bellesguard, where Gaudí merged Catalan Modernism and Gothic

Torre Bellesguard, Where Gaudí Merged Catalan Modernism And Gothic

Torre Bellesguard, which combines Catalan Modernism and Gothic, was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1909 with straight shapes that are very unusual in his work. It is inspired by the medieval castle of Martin I “the Humane”, the last king of the Catalan dynasty of the House of Barcelona. A castle that restores the remains of the medieval palace, which are part of the estate gardens.

There are many characters linked to and historical events that happened in Bellesguard that influenced and inspired Antoni Gaudí to create one of his most personal, symbolic and fascinating works. Because of the abundance of ground water and the purity of its air, this place has always been inhabited, becoming a royal residence in 1408 when King Martin, the last king of the House of Barcelona, decided to live in Bellesguard until his death in 1410. Even today, we can find the medieval remains of the palace and the walls in the surroundings of Gaudí’s building.

You’ll also enjoy spectacular gardens where you’ll be able to hold outdoor events in a very private setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. A peaceful place, the exclusivity of being somewhere with thousands of years of history and having the entire Bellesguard site at your disposal. If you’re looking for a new space, a totally unspoiled and surprising setting, halfway between Catalan Modernism and Gothic and with Antoni Gaudí’s unmistakable mark, Bellesguard is a must.

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