Gaudí's Monuments in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was the most important and influential architect of the early XXth Century in Barcelona.

Considered wether a genius by many wether a madman by others, its role in the history of art is undeniable. With its immense creativity and originality we can find many of his buildings in the city. All of them have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO, recognizing their art and talent:
Testifying the exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late XIXth and early XXth Century.

Gaudi's Monuments in Barcelona:


Sagrada FamiliaSagrada Familia: A very well-known symbol of Barcelona, this church was the most ambitious project of which Antoni Gaudí, who dedicated his body and entire soul to build it. Therefore, it became his masterpiece and obsession until the end of his days.Today, although still under construction, the church remains one of the most fascinating and spectacular buildings of Barcelona. (Carrer de Mallorca, No. 401, Barcelona.)

Casa BatllóCasa Batlló: This is the most colourful and lively house built by the brilliant architect to Batlló family, bourgeois industrialists in 1904. Symbol of modern art movement for their undulating forms and decorative arts; as well as the boundless creativity of Antoni Gaudí…which filled with life, colours and sinuous shapes an already existing home on Paseo de Gracia. (Address: Passeig de Gràcia, No. 45, Barcelona.)

Casa MIlà -La Pedrera: Last civil project of Gaudí before devoting himself to the execution of the church, Sagrada Familia. La Pedrera is the most impressive stone building of Barcelona made by the architect. It occupies the corner of Paseo de Gracia and Provence Street, looks like a a huge block of stone, giving it the nickname of La Pedrera or “stone quarry”. (Address: carrer Provence, No. 261-265, Barcelona.)

Park Guell: No other place is comparable in its beauty in the whole city of Barcelona. It is the perfect union between nature and architecture, reached through sinuous forms and the imitation of its forms and colours. It was an ambitious project, commissioned by Mr. Eusebi Guell. It was born as city garden neighbourhood project, eventually transformed into a public park. (Carrer d'Olot s / n, Barcelona.)

Palau Guell: Count Eusebi Güell’s residence and his family, was one of the first artworks of Gaudí in the city. It is a youthful work, it has a surprising use of rectilinear forms and general sobriety of the building outside. The inside of the house and terrace were the places chosen by the artist to let his imagination and extreme creativity flies; especially all over the chimneys, with impossible shapes and colors. (Carrer Nou de la Rambla, No. 3-5, Barceona..)

Pabellons Güell: La Finca Güell was the first work by Gaudí for Mr. Güell. The fisrt intervention was to build the two pavilions of the main entrance. Both were intended to house the gatehouse and stables. Certainly remarkable the spectacular wrought iron gateway, representing a dragon writhing through the iron bars. (Address: Avinguda de Pedralbes No. 7, Barcelona..)

Casa Vicenç:
This is a surprising red brick building, remarkable because its green and white decorative elements that adorn tops and windows of this house-tower, located in the Gracia’s district. Owned by the ceramist industrialist Mr. Manel Vincenç, the house is a beautiful tribute to the industrial activity of its owner. Made in 1888, it is the first of the major works of Gaudi’s career, clear and surprisingly inspired by oriental and Moorish decos. (Carrer Carolines, No. 24, Barcelona..)

Casa Calvet: Its stone facade and wrought iron balconies may look like if were done by another modernist architect, as it is a building constructed between 1898 and 1900 and belongs to the first period of Gaudí. Its structure and pure lines, light colour and overall look is more serious than the other Gaudi buildings, but it really highlights the small detail decorations all over the façade of the house, such as doorknobs and retailers decorations. (Carrer de Casp, No. 48, Barcelona..)

Col•legi Teresianes: This school is home to the Order of St. Teresa, who commissioned the restoration of an existing building to Gaudí in 1887. For this project the architect used its parabolic arches all over the windows and interior passages. Despite having to stick to a very tight budget, he puts all his creativity to rebuild this school building and made it looks like a medieval fortress. (Address: Ganduxer, No. 85-105, Barcelona.)

Torre Bellesguard: Located in a privileged location with magnificent views of the city, lives up to its name, since the Catalan word Bellesguard means literally beautiful views. Long time before the house was in this place the Middle Aged castle where King Martin the Human lived, the medieval style of Gaudi's building leaves no doubt as to their historical origins. You will find it in the neighborhood of Sant Gervasi, at the foot of the mountain of Collserola. (Address: carrer del Bellesguard, No. 16, Barcelona..)

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

The expiatory temple of the Holy Family is located in the center of the Eixample district , the neighborhood built in the late nineteenth century ...
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Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló

Located in the amazing and centric Eixample Quarter , Batlló House  was declared tWorld Heritage of UNESCO in 2005. Is part of the ...
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Casa Milà-Pedrera
Casa Milà-Pedrera

The Casa Mila is a stunning modernist house, built between 1906 and 1910 by the architect Antoni Gaudi. It is located in the heart of the Eixample ...
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Park Güell
Park Güell

The original project was not to build a Park but a neigbourhood for the wealthy people of Barcelona. The Count Güell,  owner of the land ...
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Palau Güell
Palau Güell

Palau Güell ( The Güell Palace ) is an spectacular building located in the historical center , next to Las Ramblas. It was the residence ...
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