Visiting Barcelona for the first time I became fascinated with Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was an architect born in 1852 in the Catalan town of Reus. He lived until 1926. His Modernisme (Art Nouveau) architecture around the city is beautiful and absolutely amazing. You can go on a bus tour of Gaudi’s creations but on my first trip to the city we opted to explore at our own pace. Here are a few pictures of his buildings in Barcelona. There are 11 total in the city. Please note that he also designed and/or built in other cities in Spain and throughout the world including a design for a hotel in New York City.
Casa Mila is also known as La Pederra by locals. It was built from 1906-1912.
Casa Batllo is a house that Gaudi redesigned in his style. The locals call it the “House of Bones” due to its’ appearance resembling that of a skeleton.
Sagrada Familla is an unfinished Roman Catholic church that Gaudi took over constructing in 1883. When I saw the church I didn’t know where to look, visually there was something going on everywhere. He never finished construction on this project before his death.
Park Guell was built from 1900 – 1914. It was originally going to be a housing development that never materialized. Gaudi’s home was in the development that eventually became a park.