We recently spent four days in the stunning city of Barcelona on our route back to Ireland.
One of the sights that was recommended to us by OK Apartment (where we stayed), was the Bellesguard Tower in the north of the city.
This tower which was designed by Gaudi between 1900 and 1909 is absolutely magnificent.
The tower itself is a homage to last of the sovereign kings of Catalan – Martin I the Humane whose run of power ended in 1410.
Torre Bellesguard is built of rugged slate from the Collserola hills and it blends into the beautiful background with chivalrous charm and swagger.
If you visit there, you will see the red and gold stained markings of the Catalan on the tower, and above stands the typical 4 armed Greek cross which was popularised by Gaudi himself.
An interesting inscription can be seen above the main door which reads – Sens pecat fou concebuda (without sin was she conceived) – which obviously refers to the Immaculate conception.
The grounds in which the tower is built are equally stunning with views over the city to enjoy.
We found out that for some reason Torre Bellesguard is the least visited masterpiece by Gaudi. It’s definitely worth taking the time to head up north of the city center and see the views.
Address: Bellesguard 16 -20, Sant Gervasi.
Cost: Full Tour = €16, Ground only tour = €7 (which has an audio guide)