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Palau Reial de Pedralbes (Royal Palace of Pedralbes)

  • Av. Diagonal 686 Map It
  • Pedralbes
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Built in the 1920s as the palatial estate of Count Eusebi Güell—one of Gaudí's most important patrons—this mansion was transformed into a royal palace by architect Eusebi Bona i Puig and completed in 1929. King Alfonso XIII, grandfather of Spanish king Juan Carlos I, visited the palace in the mid-1920s before its completion. In 1931, during the Second Spanish Republic, the palace became the property of the municipal government, and it was converted to a decorative arts museum in 1932. (The museum is not part of the Disseny Hub complex in Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes.) In 1936 the rambling, elegant country-manor-house palace was used as the official residence of Manuel Azaña, last president of the Spanish Republic. The gardens and grounds are open to the public; the buildings are not.

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Av. Diagonal 686, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08034, Spain

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Published 08/18/2015


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