Gaudi’s Barcelona

Gaudi’s Barcelona

5+3 must-see Gaudi creations in Barcelona

Barcelona Gaudi Sagrada FamiliaTravelling to Barcelona? The capital city of Catalonia is a thriving destination for travelers who love architecture. Its modern setting together with Gaudi’s art nouveau buildings, draw millions of visitors each year. The Catalan architect from Reus became word famous for his unique, surreal asymmetrical works. His unusual approach and his strong influence by forms of nature, generated some of the most amazing structures in Barcelona. All of his constructions have common characteristics such as curved stonework, twisted sculptures, vibrant colors and organic shapes. Even if architecture isn’t your passion, Gaudi’s buildings are a breathtaking visual experience that you shouldn’t miss! So, once you have booked your cheap flights to Barcelona, have a look at the following list of art nouveau buildings that you will have the chance to see in the city center of Barcelona:

  1. Sagrada Familia: The most famous creation of Gaudi is an imposing unfinished Basilica with tactile façade of saints, skeletons, columns and stained glass windows. Knowing he’d never live to see his work finished, Gaudí planned the project so that his successors would have all the information they needed to continue it. Sagrada Familia is the most visited attraction in Barcelona. If you want to skip lines, book a guided tour online, right after you secure your flight tickets to Barcelona. Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona.
  2. Casa Batlló: Salvador Dali has called it a “house of sea shapes” and he was absolutely right! The façade reminds of a Mediterranean wave on a stormy day and the interior looks like a surreal undersea cave. Gaudi’s masterpiece is also known as “Casa dels ossos” and is made of multicolored tiles, flowing sculpted stonework and forged iron. Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona.
  3. Park Güell: A magical park complex that is part of the Unesco World heritage. It houses amazing sculptures and buildings covered with trencadis (mosaic created with broken tile shards). The most famous places in Gaudi’s utopia are the colonnaded hall and the ceramic serpentine terrace. Casa Museu Gaudi in Park Güell is the house where Gaudí lived for twenty years (1906-1925). If you want to visit the museum and learn all about Gaudi’s work and life, you can buy your tickets online. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance, right after you secure your cheap flight tickets to Barcelona, in order to get the best discounts and avoid lines! Address: 08024 Barcelona.
  4. Casa Calvet: It was built at the end of the 19th century for a textile manufacturer. Gaudi’s most conventional work has a straightforward exterior with curved balconies, combining baroque and modernist elements. Address: Carrer de Casp, 48, 08010 Barcelona
  5. Barcelona Gaudi Casa MilaCasa Mila: Another must see during your trip to Barcelona! Casa Mila was recognized by UNESCO as world heritage in 1984. Widely known as La Pedrera, it is the headquarters of Catalunya-La Pedrera foundation. The modernist building with the undulating stone facade and the twisting wrought iron balconies was built between 1906 and 1912 and it was Gaudi’s last civil work. Address: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona.
  6. Three other attractions that you shouldn’t miss when you travel to Barcelona: Casa Vicens, the first house designed by the Catalan architect, features and an impressive trencadis façade and Islamic influences. Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24, 08012 Barcelona. Palau Güell is a grand palace residence and one of the first art nouveau structures in the world. Gaudi’s early work contains the essence of his later creations and helps visitors to understand his architecture. Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona. Colònia Güell houses a church and a crypt that laid the foundation of Sagrada Familia’s construction techniques. Address: Calle Claudi Güell, 08690 Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona.