GAUDÍ HOUSE MUSEUM
The Gaudí House Museum in Park Güell, which was officially opened on 28 September 1963, was the residence of Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852-1926) from 1906 until late-1925. Today, this private centre is open to the public to give the visitor a more intimate glimpse of the Catalan architect.
The house conserves both the memory of Gaudí and many examples of furniture and other objects that he designed. Crucial to forming an idea of how the great Catalan architect worked, these works also illustrate the craft production system in Catalonia during the Art Nouveau period.
The original purpose of the building – that of acting as a “show house” for Park Güell – gives the site added value. Although it is a public space today, Park Güell, one of Gaudí’s major undertakings, was originally planned as a private residential area.
The Gaudí House Museum forms part of the heritage managed by the Construction Board of La Sagrada Família Foundation
. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has represented and managed the site since it was acquired in 1992.
The Gaudí House Museum works to conserve, study and disseminate the work of Gaudí, and helps to finance work to continue the construction of the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.