La Torre de Bellesguard is located on the foot of Mount Tibidabo in the district of Sant Gervasi in Barcelona. It was designed by Antonio Gaudi.
In the Catalan language "Bellesguard" means "buena vista", meaning "good view". The tower is also known as Casa Figueras from family to which it was belonged. Its construction began in 1900 on request of the widow of Jaume Figueras. Before here were the remains of the medieval castle that was owned by Martin I, the last king of Catalonia. He built here his summer residence in 15th century. Perhaps the name "Bellesguard" comes from the fact that the tower has spectacular views on Barcelona and the sea.
Designing house Antonio Gaudi was inspired by the medieval origins of the property, as evidenced by the monumental angular towers, which were a common architectural element used in Catalan Gothic style. They are made of stones or bricks. A characteristic feature of this period was also classic arch-shaped windows. The building has also elements of Catalan modernism like ceramics, wrought iron - especially in the part built till 1909, when Antonio Gaudi Left unfinished construction. It was completed in 1917 by Sugranesa Domenech.
Since 1969, La Torre de Bellesguard has been on the list of Cultural Bien de Interes Nacional.
Today it is a private property and therefore it is impossible to visit it in the inside hence there are no contraindications of admire it from the outside.
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|Neighbourhood||Sant Gervasi-Bonanova (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.4089427, 2.1266017|
|Address||08022 Barcelona, Carrer de Bellesguard 16|
|Construction dates||1900 - 1917|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|