At le Meridien room keys open more than just doors
Le Méridien offers complimentary access to galleries and institutions for the culturally curious traveller.
Through the Unlock Art™ programme Le Méridien partners with cultural centres around the world to offer guests local, inspiring experiences, simply by presenting the Unlock Art™ room key.
Le Méridien Barcelona Unlock Partner is Palau Guell, a magnificent example of the buildings of the early days of Gaudi’s architectural inspiration.
Palau Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites to engage with the destination through the discovery of one of renowned architect and genius Antonio Gaudí’s early master pieces.
Located 5 minutes by foot from the hotel, this palace is a magnificent example of domestic architecture in the context of Art Nouveau and one of the first important commissions Antoni Gaudí received at the start of his career and which influenced his later works such as the Sagrada Familia, Parque Güell or the Casa Batlló.
The building is noteworthy for its innovative conception of space and light. In building Palau Güell Gaudí used a variety of solutions based on very personal approaches and created exceptional expressive forms, the fruit of his imagination, using noble traditional materials (stone, wood, wrought iron, pottery, glass, etc.).
It was declared a historical-artistic monument by the Spanish Government (in 1969), Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Catalan Government and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (in 1984). As an early work, the building contains the essence of Gaudí's later works and is fundamental to understanding his architecture.
1 April - 31 October |10.00 am to 8.00 pm
1 November - 31 March | 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closed | Mondays, except public holidays, 25 - 26 December, 1 January, 18 - 24 January (for maintenance).
Info & location
The Palau Guell is a 5 minute walk from Le Méridien Barcelona.
Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5 | 08001 Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 934 725 775 | (+34) 934 725 771
Fax: (+34) 934 725 772