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.
Güell Wine Cellars consists of two buildings, the
concierges 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.
Güell Wine Cellar was used for that purpose for
many years, later changing owners and, finally, it currently
houses a restoration establishment.