Gaudí in León
Gaudí Museum, Botines House
At the end of the nineteenth century a young architect who had never left Barcelona crossed the peninsula to build a tissue store in León. His name was Antonio Gaudí, and the building would be Casa Botines. A unique work with which cities from all over the world would dream.
Casa Botines is part of the monumental itinerary that any traveler wants to know when visiting a place. There is no history of art or architecture that ignores its originality and contribution to the world of construction. The building, declared National Historic Monument in 1969, is an amazing example of what is the art of architecture.
The Museum, dedicated to the history of the building, the figure of Antonio Gaudí and art and painting of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, exhibits the Collection of the España-Duero Foundation with works, among others, by Ramón Casas i Carbó, Raimundo de Madrazo, Joaquín Sorolla, José Navarro Llorens, Ignacio Pinazo, Nicanor Piñole and Joaquin Mir Trixet.
The magic of Gaudí is present in many details such as catalan vaults, columns of cast iron, stained glass of the noble floor, light of patios, stairs in wood and forge or sotabanco that houses - among other curiosities - the Original tower of 1893.
Casa Botines is one of the most interesting pieces of nineteenth-century architecture in Spain, whose angular towers give it the appearance of a fairytale castle. The Gaudí of Casa Botines is the Gaudí more architect, the artist who knows how to unite technique and aesthetics without solution of continuity.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
- Wednesday: 17:00 – 21:00
- Sunday: 11:00 – 14:00
- General: 5 €
- Reduced: 3 €
- Groups: 8 €
Remarks: Free: Children under 7 years. Accompanying the blind. Teachers accompanying group (1 in 20 people). Group tour guides. Guided tours in Spanish, English and French (other languages ¿¿on request for groups)
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