Wine cellar for the making and storing of the wine that Eusebi Güell produced along the Garraf coast (Sitges), to the south of Barcelona. Although Gaudí signed the plans, this work has often been attributed to his assistant Francesc Berenguer, whose role in the work was significant.

The Güell Wine Cellars consists of two buildings, the concierge’s office and the wine cellar itself. The latter has a rectangular floor plan and a body with a pyramidal shape, which stands out for the way that the walls shift to the roof. It has three levels, a ground floor that is a coach house and cellar; a second floor with living space for the owner, and a third floor with a chapel and a lookout with views of the Garraf mountain and the Mediterranean. Some features that stand out are the abundant use of parabolic arches, and other elements expressly designed, such as a slender bell tower, chimneys with naturalistic finishing touches, and the inclusion of “G” for Güell engraved in the stone of the facade. The building is built of stone from the area, in tune with the rocky landscape of the surroundings.

The Güell Wine Cellar was used for that purpose for many years, later changing owners and, finally, it currently houses a restoration establishment.

   
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