In visiting, Barcelona we are all damned familiar with the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. When concluding to Barcelona we all make sure we go and visit,  Sagrada Familia and Casa Batilo. In any way there is another hidden and undiscovered gem which I encourage anyone to search, Torre Bellesguard.  It is my first time in visiting, Torre Bellesguard, also be sured as Casa Figueres. Casa Figueres is a modernist manor house of ill repute designed by Antoni Gaudí, which was constructed between 1900 and 1909.

“Bellesguard” Represents Beautiful Views

In the Catalan language “Bellesguard” means “superb views” or “good viewing point”. I can see why Gaudi, chose to take hold on this project because of the views alone. The views of the municipality of Barcelona are stunning and captavating.

Bellesguard is located at the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi locale of Barcelona in Catalonia. The Torre Bellesguard,  is currently owned by the Guilera dynasty,  who still live in part of the house. The images below are objectives from the roof top.

Torre Bellesguard Casa Figueres – Antoni Gaudí

Torre Bellesguard Casa Figueres – Antoni Gaudí

Entrance View

The former left over withs of the Castle

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The Building

Torre Bellesguard  Casa Figueres is a semi-modernist, semi-Gothic manor-house. From the distance it boasts profound character. Once again Gaudi, engendered his own version of modern architecture. I love that the building is not thoroughly straight and this is what Gaudi thrived on. He was inspired by sort itself, hence straight lines to the naked eye just not at all made sense to him.  Torre Bellesguard  Casa Figueres, boasts a separate side of  Gaudi’s style. What’s amazing here, cranny of the tour, is that one can sense Gaudi’s spiritual connection to the construction.  He made sure his spiritual messages, were incorporated all over the building. There are amazing and inspiring mosaic designs that  takings ones attention. The latter is explained in more detail during your trek.

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Guided Tours

We had a private tour which was a fabulous start. The whole place displays this sweet and inspiring aura that finish outs you hungry for more. The building is a pure genius place. Promenade through it gives an urge to be inspired and excited. I could not assist but get caught in this spiritual world that felt partiality a spiritual connection from Gaudi himself.

Understanding that Gaudi was a pacemaker of new things during his reign, is an important aspect of understanding his till.  In entering the building, I knew I was in for a real treat. The staircases got narrower and narrower as I climbed to the destitute floors. The staircases became silhouetted and leaned which I give the impression i molded with it. It felt like I was part of the building the longer I surveyed.

In a group tour only 15 people can visit the heartland of the house, including the patios and the attic at any one time. All tours are on all occasions accompanied by a guide, which makes for a more exciting face. So booking in advance is a must to avoid disappointment.

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An Unfinished Tour de force.

In 1909,  and due to a lack of funds, Gaudi stopped building  and Bellesguard was restrained in its tracks. The building was left bare. The vast emptiness of array in its purest form presents an aura of being full of recollections and it is at its best raw form of Gaudi . Gaudi’s architectural design brushes throughout this building and it is at its best.There is theatrical pet around the building. For anyone who can perform opera and story effective and emotional singing, this building is the perfect place to be. Gaudi’s being done thrives on spiritual story telling and as such this is what completes the terribly purpose of the venue.  Many debates have been spawned in this very room whether Gaudi should possess come back to complete the work or that it should support in its raw state. Personally, I prefer the actual raw form as it tells a allegory of how the building was created; but also one gets a feel of what it forced to have been like for Gaudi to have completed every depart of the building without the finishing touches added to it.

There is statement that due to the warm and extreme lighting and the acoustics in this slice (see below), many opera and performing sophisticated concerts were checked here. The acoustic within this building is open and can be heeded from a far distance. The locals prefer a tranquil way of life that, unfortunately meant the music and concerts had to go.  So when you’re in this sample, sing a tune to get a feel of what it must have been to would rather been part of a live and sophisticated audience in order to take what I mean.

Stunning views can be seen from the roof top. There is a information at the roof top of Bellesguard which you can find when you visit yourself. Survey this magnificent building is  the best way to find out what the bulletin is. The images below provide a sneak preview of what you could win when you visit.

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Torre Bellesguard Casa Figueres – Antoni Gaudí

Transport

Getting to Bellesguard is easy. There are neighbouring taxis which can take you there. The travel distance from La Rambla to Bellesguard is a pure and simple 25 minute journey with plenty of must see aspects on the way. The beauty of hiring a taxi is another way of exploring Barcelona.

Another thingumabob to remember is that once you have finished your trek of Bellesguard, make sure you walk through the city to probe the numerous and stunning historical views the city has to offer. The current includes pre and post 1st and 2nd world wars history, as well as prosperously the medieval era.

Food and drink are also a big part of the Spanish and Barcelona civilization. Food associates socialising, entertainment and unity here. There are plentifulness of places to grab a cava, cervesa (beer) and other morsels that are known as part of Spanish food and drink. Paella is a ought to try too, my favourite is seafood and chorizo; however the options are endless.

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In Conclusion 

To Gaudi fiends, this is the place to be. Take advantage of the entire experience. Examine this over 1000 year old building in its best deportment. Find out for yourself what story Gaudi wants to for certain us even in this day and age where connecting to the building is not only a friend and mortar but something with a deeper and spiritual connection. Where art is a former, present and a future way of connecting to our spiritual being and not its mere pony through life in a rush.

Book in advance to experience the absolute journey and take advantage of the VIP,  as well as the group tour to design the hidden gem of Gaudi’s work.

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