Barcelona is a city of incomparable architectural delights, one of the capitals of Art Nouveau. The creations of Antoni Gaudí occupy a central place in the urban space. Millions of tourists travel to Barcelona to see these architectural masterpieces with their own eyes .
In total, there are thirteen objects built by Gaudí in Barcelona.
One of the most famous works of Gaudi in Barcelona – is La Sagrada Familia or the Temple of the Sagrada Familia . This is a huge temple that has been under construction for over 130 years. The construction of the basilica began back in 1882, and is expected to be completed only by 2050. This is not only the most famous, but also the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona. You can find the Sagrada Familia at Mallorca, 401. To get to it, you need to take the lilac L2 or blue L5 metro line to Sagrada Familia station or by bus lines 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50 and 51.
There are always huge queues of tourists in the Sagrada. Therefore, we recommend purchasing a ticket to the cathedral in advance. You can do this at this link .
Casa Batllo is one of the most unusual houses in Barcelona. The house looks like it was built from skulls and bones. It is felt that when designing this house, Gaudi was inspired by the depths of the sea. The facade of the building has a delicate coral color.
Sir Antonio was very influential in detail. One has only to pay attention to the windows of Casa Batlló : their size depends on how high they are. Thus, the issue of uniform illumination of the rooms was solved.
Tourists can see Casa Batllo at Passeigde Gràcia, 43, which can be reached by taking the green line L3 metro to Passeigde Gràcia station. It is worth paying attention to the exit from the metro! It should be Calle Aragó – Rambla Catalunya – and then it will take just 30 seconds to walk to Casa Batlló.
You should definitely visit the aristocratic park of Barcelona, built by Gaudi for Eusebi Güell. Park Güell is home to unique stone structures, amazing mosaics and magnificent buildings. At the entrance to the park, tourists are greeted by a dragon fountain decorated with mosaics.
It is in this park that one can feel how strongly the natural beginning influenced the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. There are huge stone columns that have grown out of the ground like strange tree trunks.
In the upper part of the park there is a terrace from which everyone can enjoy a magnificent view not only of the park, but of the whole of Barcelona.
You can get to Park Guell on the L3 line to Lesseps station. And then a twenty-minute walk along the signs, which ends with a two-hundred-meter steep slope.
Exact address: Carrer d’Olot, s / n, 08024 Barcelona
Another attraction of Barcelona is the Casa Mila . This is another masterpiece of Gaudi’s genius. The house without a single straight line attracts thousands of tourists.
There is also the apartment-museum of Antoni Gaudi. In addition, you can visit a themed cafe here.
The House of Mila is located near the Casa Batlló. Exact address: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona
If you do not want to stand in line for 2 hours under the scorching Barcelona sun, then you will have to take care of tickets in advance too .
Not many tourists are aware of the existence of Casa Vicens, one of Gaudí’s earliest works. This family residence was designed and built by the order of the industrialist Manuel Vitzens in 1878-1889. The style of the building mixes Spanish-Arabic with the Orient and adds Gaudí’s characteristic natural influence.
Bright colors and special attention to detail will impress any architecture lover.
Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24 Closest metro station: Fontana, green line L3
You can also get acquainted with the main creations of Gaudi during one sightseeing tour or have fun with modern technology in a 4D space .