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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí, world famous for its masterpiece La Sagrada Família church in the Eixample district of Barcelona, worked on many other amazing projects in Catalonia.
Barcelona owes a lot to Gaudí, his style is indeed unique and incomparable. The UNESCO World Heritage list for Barcelona includes seven Gaudí buildings and designs.

1. Park Güell, completed in 1916, a large garden complex in Barcelona with stunning mosaics and many interesting buildings.

Park Guell, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi

2. Palau Güell, completed in 1890, a private house built by Gaudí for Eusebi Güell, a rich Catalan entrepreneur.

Palau Guell, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi

3. Casa Milá, completed in 1910, a private housing building also known as La Pedrera, a controversial building on Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona.

Casa Mila, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi

4. Casa Vicens, completed in 1885, the first major work of Gaudí, a private mansion built for Manuel Vicens.

Casa Vicens, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi

5. La Sagrada Família, with the construction still in progress since 1884, a monumetal Roman Catholic church in Barcelona. The symbol of the city nowadays.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi

6. Casa Batlló, completed in 1906, close to Casa Milá on Passeig de Gràcia is a remodel of a previously built house.

Casa Batllo, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi


7. The crypt at Colònia Güell, completed in 1905, an unfinished work by Gaudí. He started building a church there and only managed to complete the crypt due to lack of funding. The building is famous for it's proposed design.

The crypt at Colonia Guell, Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudi