|architect||Francesc Berenguer i Mestres|
|opening||September 28, 1963|
Fundació de la Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família
Casa-Museu Gaudí ( Catalan for "Gaudí Museum House") is a villa in Park Güell in Barcelona , in which the architect Antoni Gaudí lived from 1906 to the end of 1925. It was inaugurated as a museum on September 28, 1963. It exhibits furniture and other objects designed by Gaudi.
After a stay in England, the Catalan industrialist Eusebi Güell returned to Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. On the property of the Can Muntaner de Dalt estate , which he had acquired in 1899, he wanted to build a city garden for the Catalan bourgeoisie. Güell commissioned Antoni Gaudí with the project, which envisaged the construction of sixty houses with gardens and all the necessary equipment. In 1914 construction was interrupted and the project was never completed.
Of the planned sixty houses, only two were built: the house of Doctor Trias i Domènech and the current museum. The latter was built as a model house and was intended to serve as an advertisement for potential buyers. This model house was designed by the architect Francesc Berenguer i Mestres and built by the contractor Josep Pardo i Casanovas. Antoni Gaudí himself signed the draft. The house was built and offered for sale between 1903 and 1905, but no buyer was found.
In 1906 Antoni Gaudí bought it and moved in with his father and niece. The father died in the same year and the niece in 1912. Gaudí continued to live there alone until he moved into the Sagrada Família workshop at the end of 1925 . A few months later Gaudí died.
The architect left the house to the board of directors of the Sagrada Família, who sold it to the Chiappo Arietti couple. In 1960, the Gaudí Friends Association bought the house back from the descendants of the Chiappo Arietti couple to use it as a museum. Three years later it was inaugurated as the Casa-Museu Gaudí. Josep Maria Garrut was director of the museum from the opening year until his death in 2008. In 1992 the house was handed over to the building board of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.
The building has four floors. The publicly accessible collection is located on the ground floor and the first floor . Access to the basement is not permitted. The Enric Casanelles library is located on the second floor and can be visited after registration.
The exhibition includes living rooms such as the bedroom, the study or the entrance hall, as well as some personal items from Gaudí that are reminiscent of the time when he lived in this house. The exhibition also includes an important collection of Gaudí-designed furniture for buildings such as Casa Batlló , Casa Calvet , Casa Milà , Casa Vicens and the Crypt of Colonia Güells. Together with the forged elements designed by the architect that can be seen in the garden, these are among the most valuable objects in the collection. In addition, other furniture, sculptures, paintings, drawings and other items designed by employees can be found in the rooms of the museum.
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