Intricate carvings from rare woods and metals made this Gaudi design one to be proud of (©Yuriz/iStock/Thinkstock)
This palace was Gaudí’s first major commission for his biggest patron, Eusebi Güell, and completed in 1888. The rooms are set around a lofty central hall overlooked by a dome with tiny shards of light that represent the heavens. The playful roof topped by mosaic-covered chimneys really shows off his imagination. Apr-Oct: open Tues-Sat 10am-8pm; Nov-Mar: open Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Adult €12, conc €8.