Finca Güell's Pavilions and Jardí Gaudí

Updated Jul 01 2023

The Güell Pavilions, one of the least known works by the most famous Catalan Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí, will re-open its doors as Jardí Gaudí (Gaudí Garden). We say that it will re-open, because, although few people are aware of it, the Güell Pavilions were included in Barcelona’s Modernism Route (which is officially known by its Catalan name of Ruta del Modernisme), and guided tours were organised in Catalan, Spanish, English and (by prior arrangement) French.

What are the Güell Pavilions?

The fruitful professional relationship, and friendship on a personal level, between Eusebi Güell and Antoni Gaudí started when the entrepreneur commissioned Gaudí to develop and extend the estate he owned in the Pedralbes neighborhood of Barcelona, which is currently known as the Pavellons Güell (the Güell Pavilions) and will shortly become ‘Jardí Gaudí’ (Gaudí Garden).

domed pavilion Finca Güell

Specifically, the great modernist architect built the two pavilions that are situated next to the entrance, the smaller of which was used as the Estate Manager’s accommodation, and the other as the stables, as well as contributing several features towards the gardens. Eusebi Güell was delighted with Gaudí’s work; seeing his hidden potential, he didn’t delay in offering him more projects.

Visits to the Gaudí Garden and the Güell Pavilions

Opening hours and prices

General admission: to be confirmed.

Concessions: (to be confirmed) over-65s and under-18s.

Free Entry: under-6s.

Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00.

Closed: 1st and 6th January, 25th and 26th December.

Visita guiada




Duration: 45 minutes.

* Guided tours are included with the price of general admission.

What are the highlights?

It shows Antoni Gaudí’s first use of the ‘Trencadis’ technique
The Mythological Dragon on the entrance gate
The Arabic Mudejar influence
The widespread use of symbols
You can see the crane that was used in the construction of La Pedrera

stables Finca Güell

The restoration project

The site of the Finca Güell (which, in addition to the pavilions themselves, includes the garden which has been somewhat neglected until now) is owned by Barcelona University (“UB”), but it has contracted the city council to manage the running of the pavilions for the next 10 years. For whatever reasons, the pavilions haven’t been looked after as well as they could have been in the past, and the city council has therefore set up a restoration project, with the aim of returning them to their former glory.

The aim of the restoration

The restoration of the site and the re-branding of it, thanks to the new name of ‘Jardí Gaudí’ will hopefully increase the cultural and touristic awareness of the area, which already has two attractions – the Monastery of Pedralbes and Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou Stadium and museum.

Development of the open spaces, including the Mediterranean garden
Restoration of the façade and the roof of the pavilions
Restoration of the interior of the pavilions, including fixtures and fittings from Gaudí’s era
Creation of a new main entrance

The development will serve to remind those of us who live in Barcelona of the many up and coming, fascinating corners of our city, as well as helping the diversification of tourism, which is currently still focused around the heart of the city centre.

Why is a new main entrance required ?

In order to avoid possible damage to the mythological dragon, which guards the existing entrance and is one of the most famous elements of the Güell Pavilions, the main entrance will be moved.
mythological dragon entrance gate

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Avinguda de Pedralbes, 7, Barcelona

Opening Hours

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Closed: to be confirmed.

Ticket Prices

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How to get there?

Metro: Palau Reial (line 3).

Buses: lines 7, 33, 63, 67, 75, 78 and H6.

Tram: Palau Reial (T1, T2 and T3).

Nearby places of interest

Pedralbes Park in Barcelona
Pedralbes Royal Palace
Monastery of Pedralbes
Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum
Cervantes Park in Barcelona

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