Museum Gaudí


The house, designed by Francesc Berenguer i Mestres (Reus, 1848 - Barcelona, 1914) was built between 1904 and 1906. There were constructed few houses in the park. In lift, it was intended to create a pilot building: that is, a model to encourage Barcelona to purchase plots where they raise their luxurious residences, and thus move forward with the real estate development.


In 1906, Antoni Gaudí bought the house and became it's residence: in the middle of that year, Francesc Antoni and Rosa (Gaudí's parents) occupied this house. We must bear in mind that this tower was not initially for the architect, but the environment, climate, and guidance of the house met the necessary conditions to facilitate welfare of the father, that was ill. But Francesc Gaudí died in October of that year. The niece, with serious health problems, died six years later. Thus, Gaudí lived twenty years in this house almost alone.


A few months before he died the year 1926, Gaudí left his residence in the Park Güell. Although he had never had problems with walking daily from this hill to the Sagrada Familia (have in mind that the park was then peeled away from the city) the artist decided to settle up in aworkshop next to the Sagrada Familia. After the die of Gaudí on June 10 1926, the house was left to the "Board building Temple of the Sagrada Familia" that was required to use the revenue from the sale to the construction of the Sagrada Familia.The house was acquired by Francesc Chiappe and his woman Arietti, an Italian couple from Torino.


Chiappe marriage lived until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, when they left to Italy. They returned in 1940, after some years Mr Chiappe died. His wife stayed at home a few more years. By not have children, the death of the widow inherited a house nephew, since his death, new heirs did offer to the association of the Friends of Gaudí. The year 1960, this Entity bought the house. His goal was to make a in it dedicated to Gaudí.


From the first moment Josep Mi. Garrut was appointed director of House-Museum Gaudí. With Enric Casanellas in hand, and supported by all members of the Friends of Gaudí, fought for recreate the atmosphere that surrounded the architect while he lived. In addition, they assemble a large collection of furniture designed by Gaudí, as well as various objects and works of Some of his aides.


In 1992 the association Friends of Gaudí decided to pass the house to the "Board Construction of the Temple of the Sagrada Familia" in Which today is a part.



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