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Barcelona Gaudí Architecture

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On this page you'll find an introduction to Barcelona Gaudí Architecture and find out why his work is so important in Barcelona.

barcelona Gaudí architecture inside the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Gaudí architecture inside the Sagrada Familia

Gaudí's work is admired by architects around the World as being one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles.

His work has greatly influenced the face of Barcelona Architecture and you will see Gaudí's work all over the city.

Antoni Gaudí was born in Reus in 1852 and received his Architectural degree in 1878.

From the very beginning his designs were different from those of his contemporaries.

Gaudí's work was greatly influenced by forms of nature and this is reflected by the use of curved construction stones, twisted iron sculptures, and organic-like forms which are traits of Gaudí's Barcelona architecture.

Location of Sagrada Familia to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Sagrada Familia to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map

Gaudí also adorned many of his buildings with coloured tiles arranged in mosaic patterns. This added another important dimension to his buildings which is so often overlooked by architects - the use of colour.

The combination of original design, interesting shaped stonework, and vibrant colours in Gaudí's work give the viewer a truly breathtaking visual experience.

To give you an outline of his style we have prepared three separate pages reviewing a selection of Barcelona Gaudí's work.

Barcelona Gaudí Architecture - Sagrada Familia

barcelona Gaudí architecture - park Güell
Barcelona Gaudí architecture - park Güell

A giant temple, probably Gaudí's greatest works and is the No.1 most visited attraction in Barcelona

Park Güell

A magical park with amazing buildings, sculptures, and tile work designed by Gaudí. You will also find Gaudí's old home in Park Güell which is now open to the public as a small museum.

Casa Batlló

One of the most interesting and unusual houses in Barcelona.

If you would like to see more photos of Barcelona Gaudí's work we suggest you visit our Barcelona Photo Guide Map page. On this page we have a map showing the locations of important landmarks in Barcelona and linked them to an extensive photo guide to the city. The landmarks you need to looks out for are the three we have listed above along with La Pedrera.

Guided Tour of Güell Park and Gaudí's Sagrada Familia

If you would like to learn more about Gaudí's park Güell and Sagrada Familia then consider going on the guided Gaudí tour. The tour includes entrance fees, bus transportation and tour guide. See this page for more information Gaudí tour.

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