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Antoni Gaudí

World famous Catalan architect (1852-1926)

Antoni Gaudí helped the Catalan architecture to worldwide fame and reputation. Gaudí was also an architect and designer with a special ability to synthesise their own tradition and the courage to new technical solutions. He understood to integrate creative and plastic elements in his buildings.

In the footsteps of Antoni Gaudí

With our Gaudí tour we take you in a day to the most important works of this brilliant architect.

Antoni Gaudí was born in 1852 in the Catalan town of Reus as the son of a craftsmen. In Barcelona, he studied architecture; he concluded his studies in 1878. During this time Catalonia experienced a period of cultural and political rebirth, the Renaixença, at a time of economic and urban growth. A big bourgeoisie patronage wanted not to mix with European currents.

The 1888 World's Fair awarded the generation of the modernisme the main impulses. Gaudí overcame the prevailing historical styles of the eclecticism of the 19th century and developed his own aesthetic with its own distinctive, but difficult to classify style.

Gaudí creation is closely linked to his patron, the industrialist and financier Güell. He has not only a considerable number of orders, but he stocked it with a high prestige.
Even at a young age Gaudí was instructed with the construction of the Sagrada Familia, he later devoted exclusively his power to the church.

Gaudí is also a great craftsperson. In collaboration with artists of his time, he designed all the architectural space filled elements: works from forged iron, furniture, ceramics, sculptures, mosaics and stained glass windows. His forms were always organic, curved and into the building.

Gaudí had not only followers in life, his daring forms cried out protest from his critics. Over the years they calmed and today you witness his due recognition.

Antoni Gaudí died in 1926 after a traffic accident.

In 1984, several of his works where on the list of world cultural heritage of UNESCO: the crypt and Facade of Birth of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Vicens, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and the crypt of the Colonia Güell.

Gaudí's works in Barcelona

With our tour proposal to explore the construction of Gaudí`s works

With our tour proposal to explore the construction of Gaudí's works

With our proposal tour, you will learn about the works of Antoni Gaudí. On one day we show you the main buildings and places where the most famous representatives of Modernism are immortalized.

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The Sagrada Familia basilica

The Sagrada Familia basilica

The Sagrada Familia church is the most famous landmark Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí. Since 1883 Gaudí worked at the church. Towards the end of his life, he dedicated himself only to the Sagrada Familia.

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Palau Güell

Palau Güell

One of the masterpieces of the younger Antoni Gaudí near the Ramblas. Gaudí worked here from 1886-1888.

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Parc Güell

Parc Güell

This park is a work of art, created by Antoni Gaudí from 1900-1914. There should be 60 houses in the park to be built, the people should live and work.

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Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

Like a Dragon back looks the Casa Battló, which Gaudí built between 1904 and 1906.

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Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Whoever comes to see this structure is going to be absolutely fascinated. A house without the right angle attached, the shapes are organic. Gaudí built the Casa Milà from 1906-1910.

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Torre de Bellesguard

Torre de Bellesguard

The Torre de Bellesguard is one of Gaudi's works that is awarded only little importance. For sure without good reason, since you can see several elements in the Bellesguard, that he perfected in his later works. Bellesguard was Gaudi's only work for which he had to search for a building contractor. With this building, Gaudi executed a tribute to the middle age and interpreted the gothic in his own way.

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Not listed works of Gaudí

  • Casa Vicens (1883-1888). metro "Lesseps" oder "Gràcia"
  • Pavellons Güell (1884-1887), metro "Palau Reial
  • Casa Calvet (1898-1900), metro "Urquinaona"
  • Colònia Güell (from 1898, partly completed in 1916), Sants Vicenç dels Horts
  • Parc de la Ciutadella, Dragons at the well, metro Arc de Triomf
  • Plaça Reial, lantern, metro "Drassanes"

We have a Gaudí tour. With this, we will guide you in an entertaining tour one day to the most important works of this extraordinary architect.




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