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The Barcelona of Gaudí

17-11-2017

Antoni Gaudi is the famous modernisme architect from Catalonia, Spain. He was famous for his groundbreaking ideas that changed Barcelona’s fate and position in the world of art and architecture. The majority of Gaudi’s buildings have been given the title of World Heritage Site and have surely placed Barcelona high on the list of the most beautiful cities in the world. Below is a list of all of Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona. So what are you waiting for? Take a look!

Casa Batlló

In one of the most beautiful streets of the city, on Paseo de Gracia, you can admire this masterpiece by Gaudí.. The building was built in 1877 and is most famous for the colourful and playful facade and rooftop. Its facade is the most photographed in Barcelona, especially on dates such as Sant Jordi, or Christmas. In the photo that accompanies this news, you can see it covered with roses in Sant Jordi, is not it a wonder? It’s considered Gaudi’s best work on a civil project and stills wow’s visitors today. Casa Batlló also has a very popular terrace, where several private events are hosted in the warmer months. The complex serves as a museum, but also a rentable event space. It’s open every day between 9:00 and 21:00 and costs 25€ for a general ticket. Check out the official website for more info.

Casa MIlà: La Pedrera

When Gaudi built the Casa Milà in 1912, most people had no idea what to think of it. The shape of the building is completely unique and like nothing the city had ever seen before. It is covered in limestone, glass and marble, and shaped by several waves that have an amazing effect on the interior of the building. Originally it was built as an apartment complex but now it functions as a museum and a venue that hosts several different art and cultural events. There are several options for viewing the building, from self-guided visits to guided tours and event packages. Check out the official website for full details on which type of visit you’d like!

Palau Güell

The Palau Güell is an 1880’s mansion that was built for the mogul Eusebi Güell along the Carrer Nou de la Rambla. The house is a stunning example of the kind of lifestyle’s these rich, Art Nouveau types lived back then. And how Gaudi was the man to deliver the lavish style they were looking for. With massive high ceilings, ballrooms, dramatic staircases and extravagant décor. The Palau is open from 10:00 – 20:00 on average and costs 12€ to visit. Check out the official website for more details!

Parc Güell

It’s very likely that when you think of Barcelona, the Park Güell comes to mind. Gaudi constructed these gardens on Carmel Hill in 1814, but it wasn’t ready for the public until 1926. The design of the park was created during Antoni’s naturalism phase, where he looked to organic shapes and a natural flow for inspiration. It consists of of several monuments and buildings like the Greek Theatre, The Dragon Stairway and The Austria Gardens. The park is open from 8:30 – 18:15 in winter and 8:00 – 21:30 in summer. Head over to their website for more information.

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