Celler Güell – a modernist building in the center of Garraf

Celler Güell - a modernist building in the center of Garraf

Celler Güell is a modernist building in the center of Garraf, in the municipality of Sitges (Garraf region, Catalonia, Spain).

In 1871, Eusebi Güell and Bacigalupi (cat. Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi) acquired the old Garraf farmhouse from the State Heritage along with land in order to build a hunting lodge, which was never completed. After a while, he put into operation a winery with an adjoining house.

Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, Count Guell was a Catalan industrialist, politician and patron.

This is a complex of buildings – a basement, a residence and a chapel – in the Gaudí style. Historians attribute the authorship to Francesc Berenguer and Mestres, who allegedly built it in the last decade of the 1800s. However, an expert in Gaudi art, Joan Bassegoda and Nonell, believes that the co-author were Gaudi himself.

The building is characterized by parabolic arches. Wrought iron is used in the decoration. It is also characterized by open brickwork, asymmetry and various references to the Middle Ages. In an organic composition, the side wall and the roof merge into a single triangular prism lying in the same plane.

Today part of the building is occupied by a restaurant.

It is located at the exit of Garraf, on the road between Barcelona and Sitges.

Garraf is a town in the municipality of Sitges, which is located in the coastal area of ​​the Garraf massif and is surrounded by the natural park of the same name. Belongs to the line of Costa del Garraf resorts.

Garraf is a summer resort with a popular beach, where several TV commercials have been filmed. It is located in a bay with picturesque white houses, which contrasts with the rocky Garraf massif.

Port Garraf is currently used exclusively for sports.

There is a train station and a small church dedicated to Santa Maria Estrella del Mar.

GPS coordinates: 41 ° 15 ′ 21 ″ N, 1 ° 54 ′ 20 ″ E

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