Avinguda de Pedralbes, 7

A luxurious house for carriages and horses

In 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.

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