Torre Bellesguard, one of the most symbolic works designed by Gaudí, opened its doors to the public in September 2013.
This Gaudinian building, constructed between 1900 and 1909, is still inhabited by its owners. The Guilera family, owners of Bellesguard for over 70 years, have joined forces with Advanced Leisure Services – a company specialized in tourism management – to open the gates of one of Antoni Gaudí’s most unknown works.
There are two types of tours: the complete visit, including a guided tour around the interior of the house and its garden; and the panoramic visit, done with an audio-guide and which takes tourists around the exterior of the house and the garden.
The visitors can discover a special place in the old stables of Bellesguard, where they can watch an audio-visual of the magnificent building and an exhibition of 3D pictures.
Bellesguard is one of the works by Gaudí with the greatest history and symbolism. Remains of Martí I the Humane’s Castle, who was the last King of the House of Barcelona and lived in Bellesguard up until his death in 1410, were found on the grounds on which Bellesguard was built. Remains of Roman ceramic from 50 A.C. were also found; as well as evidence that Joan Sala i Ferrer, the popular bandit known as Serrallonga, frequented the area when he was in Barcelona.
Bellesguard is more than just Gaudí . You can find reminiscences of the Roman civilization; nostalgic traces of kings, popes and princes; legends about outlaws and a garden full of secrets and allegories… There is living history in every corner.
A special research group has been examining the extensive history of Bellesguard. The “Grup de Recerca Bellesguard” is made up of 14 investigators from different universities covering various disciplines, and their first discoveries will be published soon.
At the moment, Bellesguard is a brand new place in Barcelona open to the city and the entire world; it enables the public to see the culture, the history, the music, the art and the charity. With outstretched hands and ready to all kinds of collaboration or synergy, with an eye on the new technologies, social networks, and professional and honest communication, the Bellesguard team will remain at your disposal.
After several years of being closed, Torre Bellesguard opened its doors to the public with two wonderful and different types of tours: the complete visit and the panoramic visit.
Nonetheless, Bellesguard also offers the chance to be discovered in small groups, for people who want to live a unique and exclusive experience in the upper side of Barcelona.
Tours are conducted in English, Catalan and Spanish, but visits in other languages can be arranged upon request.
Audio guided tour:
It is a free audio guide tour around the outside and inside of Bellesguard. The visitors will walk over the gardens and its historical remains, and once inside the house the visit will continue along the music hall and the terraces with panoramic views over Barcelona.
How to get there:
58 Pl. Catalunya-Av.Tibidabo Pl. Kennedy - Av. Tibidabo
22 Pl. Catalunya-Av. Esplugues Pg. de Sant Gervasi - Císter
75 Les Corts-Av.Tibidabo Pg. de Sant Gervasi - Císter
60 Pl. Glòries-Zona Universitària Ronda de Dalt - Bellesguard
196 Pl. Kennedy-Bellesguard Ronda de Dalt - Bellesguard
123 Bonanova Bellesguard - Valeta d’Arquer
Bus Turístic. Ruta azul Tibidado
Barcelona City Tour. Ruta Este Tibidabo
Pl. Catalunya-Av.Tibidabo Av. Tibidabo
Tramvia Blau Pl. Doctor Andreu