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Torre Bellesguard

Torre Bellesguard

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The Torre Bellesguard, which is currently owned by the Guilera family who still live in part of the house, was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built between 1900 and 1909.
The building has straight lines which were seldom seen in his work and was inspired by the medieval castle where King Martin the Humane once lived, parts of which can still be seen in the gardens of the house.The history of Bellesguard is closely linked to the history of Catalonia as it dates back to the Middle ages when Martin the Humane gave the site its current name and built his home there. It was also the place where one of Catalonia’s most famous bandits, Serrallonga, used to hide out after committing his crimes, and also played an important role in the historic events of 1714.
The building takes its name from its strategic position and magnificent views – in Catalan “Bellesguard” means “beautiful views” or “good viewing point”.
Bellesguard and the crypt of the Colonia Güell are buildings which Gaudí used as test beds for the architectural solutions he would later apply to the Sagrada Familia.

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lucanton08-Oct-2013 15:52
une belle architecture...V
Ceya08-Oct-2013 14:32
Beautiful and rich architecture, Jose! Stunning details! V
Char08-Oct-2013 13:39
Excellent shot of this wonderful old building, Jose. Interesting to see the difference in the design. The people give it perspective. \/
John G Reed08-Oct-2013 13:08
Nicely framed with the trees. Best J
Jim Coffman08-Oct-2013 12:39
Looks like a interesting place. Nice capture,Jose..
Neal Nye08-Oct-2013 11:12
A beautiful image on that bright, sunny day.
Zoltán Balogh08-Oct-2013 11:09
Very nice capture Jose! V
Kim08-Oct-2013 10:16
Nice WA architecture shot! V
Stephanie08-Oct-2013 09:41
Very pretty tower! I see the famous style cross on the top! :)
Kansold08-Oct-2013 08:05
Excellent capture. ..!
Brian with an Eye08-Oct-2013 07:27
That unique Gaudi-style again.
marko gregoric08-Oct-2013 07:22
Great composition. V
Tom LeRoy08-Oct-2013 07:06
Excellent comp. Love the colors and view. V
Helen Betts08-Oct-2013 06:40
I'm very interested in seeing your images from here as we weren't able to visit. Great POV and color. V.
Gerard Koehl08-Oct-2013 04:37
Superbe église. V
Brian McAllister08-Oct-2013 04:11
Excellent capture of this remarkable structure. V.
Sam Rua08-Oct-2013 03:52
Very nice architecture shot, José. That house must be worth a fortune.
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