The profile of Barcelona follows the hypnotic rhythm of Antoni Gaudí art. Considered one of the greatest figures of world architecture, Gaudi is distinguished by a unique and distinctive style.
Born in June 25th 1852, he is considered the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism, and has inspired generations to come, being the forerunner of many artistic avant-gardes of the early twentieth century.
Gaudi and Barcelona cannot be separated from each other: you are involved anywhere in the city by his traditional lines and figures, a wedding between urban and natural forms. Gaudi's attention was constantly drawn to the organic world, inexhaustible inspiration for his works.
Sacred basilica, under construction, building with a unique history and a powerful symbolism: this is the Sagrada Familia, a must see in Barcelona. The project was born in the late nineteenth century and passed into the hands of Gaudi who work there until his sudden death. Then the Civil War and the burning of the Temple of the crypt and the destruction of Gaudí's workshop with most of its models slowed down the work.
The building is still under construction. It is particularly striking for the fusion of modernism Catalan architecture and a traditional religiosity, which combine into the grandeur of the structure and the spirituality collection. Every stone and sculpture of the Holy Family tells a story. The twelve towers represent the apostles, and its vertical shape recalls the union between earth and sky. Inside is a museum-foundation with exposed projects and the final design.
It is a journey in Wonderland: the architecture of Gaudí opens its road between surrealism and impressionism creating an uninterrupted story. The work follows the structure of a natural landscape recreated giving free rein to the imagination with fountains, caves, artificial stone arches, columns-tree, and colorful mosaics.
The laws of traditional architecture are over; the magic wins along the roads of the park and its terrace, which offers a great view of Barcelona. Do not miss a visit to the museum dedicated to Gaudi set in the house where he had been living during the work of the park.
In the heart of the Parc Güell is the house where Gaudi lived, now a museum where you can admire the furniture that he designed.
To complete the path of the houses built by the great master, don’t miss at all Casa Mila and Casa Batllo (known as La Pedrera), two unique buildings in Passeig de Gracia, now converted into museums.