Gaudi’s Works of Art
There have been many great architects over the years but one of the most famous, especially in Spain, has to be Gaudi. PropertyQuoteDirect have taken a look at his weird and wonderful designs that can be seen throughout Barcelona. If you don’t see anything else in the city, these buildings are definitely worth a visit.
See also: Architecture in Barcelona
One of his more famous buildings has to be the Sagrada Familia. The building was actually started one year prior to Gaudi getting involved in the project in 1883 but he sadly passed away before the project was complete. To this day the building is still under construction! The building is now funded by donations for it to be completed and Gaudi himself once said, “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Familia is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.
La Casa Mila
Next is the La Casa Mila. Construction started in 1906 and finished six years later in 1912. It is commonly known as La Pedrera which means that Quarry in Catalan. In the same location, Passeig de Gracia, Gaudi completed many works of art and the Casa Mila was the fourth and final construction.
Park Guell was built between 1900 and 1914 by Antonio Gaudi as he was commissioned by Eusebi Guell to build a garden city in the large farm that he purchased called Muntaya Pelada. In 1926 the park became open to the public and later on in 1984 it was declared a world heritage site. There are many elements to the park all of which deserve to be looked at and taken in.
In 1904 Josep Batllo commissioned the construction of the Casa Batllo and surprisingly only took two years to build. He as a textile industrialist and now his building is an iconic landmark. It is again part of the series of buildings in the, Passeig de Gracia. It is now a museum and is open to the public for both cultural visits and if you want a function there you can celebrate a special event there too.
Gaudi built Casa Vicens for the industrialist Manuel Vicens and was actually his first of important works. As a result it was added to the world heritage site and is again in the Gracia district of Barcelona. There are a few different influences that are noticeable here including Moorish and Madejar.