Visiting Barcelona through Gaudi’s Masterpieces

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Antoni Gaudi, a Spanish architect, became famous for his unique and highly individualistic style to create true masterpieces that are admired by people of all time. Although the talented man’s life lasted only 48 years, he still had enough time to design the architectural image of Barcelona – one beautiful city in the world.

 

If you have the opportunity to visit Barcelona, there is a list of must-see destinations such as the Colònia Güell Crypt, the Passion Façade, Casa Milà and Antoni Gaudi\'s Casa Batllo. All of them were built by this genius. Let\'s discover the interesting city through Gaudi’s masterpieces.

 


The Passion Façade, which was finished in the late 1980s by the sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs, is one of two completed façades on Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The Passion Façade, which was finished in the late 1980s by the sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs, is one of two completed façades on Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

 

Architect Antoni Gaudí built the Colònia Güell Crypt with building techniques, which he used at his famed La Sagrada Família cathedral later

 


The wavy cornices and ceramic roof of Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, are one of Gaudí’s classic residential buildings

The wavy cornices and ceramic roof of Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, are one of Gaudí’s classic residential buildings

 

The Colònia Güell Crypt, located on a textile estate in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, outside Barcelona, is a classic Gaudí buiding

 


The incomplete Glory Façade of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família with its luminous rose window seemed to be the most impressive work of Gaudi

The incomplete Glory Façade of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família with its luminous rose window seemed to be the most impressive work of Gaudi

 


Parc Güell Dragon was built by Gaudí

Parc Güell Dragon was built by Gaudí

 


Antoni Gaudí’s ambitious plans for the church of La Sagrada Família remained unrealized at his death in 1926

Antoni Gaudí’s ambitious plans for the church of La Sagrada Família remained unrealized at his death in 1926

 


One of the façades at Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, known as the Passion Façade, includes Josep Maria Subirachs’s sculptures

Josep Maria Subirachs’s sculptures in the Passion Façade

 


La Pedrera Chimney (pictured here). The rooftop of Gaudí’s Casa Milà, known as “La Pedrera”, is marked with undulating forms

La Pedrera Chimney. The rooftop of Gaudí’s Casa Milà, known as “La Pedrera”, is marked with undulating forms

 


Looking through the distorted glass in Antoni Gaudi\'s Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain

Looking through the distorted glass in Antoni Gaudi\'s Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/11/26