de Pedralbes, 7
A luxurious house for carriages and horses
the Barcelona of the end of the 19th century, wealthy people
moved around in horse carriages. Therefore, they needed stables,
horse rings and space to park them. This is the reason why
one of the most outstanding men of the city, the industrialist
Eusebi GŘell, commissioned GaudÝ with the construction of
a building to house these facilities in the access area to
his estate, located in the north of Barcelona. GaudÝ's project
materialised in two pavilions with strong Muslim features
in the fašades, an aspect usually found in his early works.
One was destined to the stables and the horse ring and was
constructed with parabolic arches and brick vault. The other,
to the jporter's house. Both buildings are united by a spectacular
wrought iron gate representing the mythical figure of the
dragon, symbol of the protection of the estate.