Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona

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Barcelona, Spain
Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona - Palau Guell
Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona - Casa Battlo
Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona - Modernista style chair
Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona - Casa Milà
Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona - Casa Milà

Architecture by Gaudi, Barcelona Reviews

irenem irenem
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Architecture by Gaudi Feb 28, 2017
We wandered around the L'Eixample district viewing the modernista buildings from the outside only. I found the area interesting and loved many of the buildings, though not necessarily the famous ones.

One of the famous buildings here is Casa Milà. This was commissioned by the industrialist Pere Milà i Camps and his wife, Rosario Segimon i Artells and was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí. It is often called La Pedrera which means the stone quarry. This building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984.

The house that is now Casa Batlló was first built in 1877 by Antoni Gaudi. It was commissioned by Lluís Sala Sánchez. Later in 1900 the house was bought by Josep Batlló who commissioned Gaudi to re-design it and make it more unusual.

Barcelona locals call this building Casa dels ossos or House of Bones. The front of the building is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles. The roof is arched and looks like the back of the dragon from the Saint George and the dragon legend. A turret and cross on the building's roof represent a lance that has been plunged into the dragon's back.

The modernista building next door to Casa Batllo is Casa Amatller. This building was originally designed as a residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller. It was constructed between 1898 and 1900. It was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

While strolling around LEixample don't forget to note lamposts, lights and seats. There are modernista style benches around which are just screaming out photo opportunity so it would be a sin not to oblige them with a quick shot.

We did not really do justice to the modernista architecture of Barcelona as we only viewed it from the outside. This was because everything had a queue and everything was expensive.

The Palau Güell is about half way down La Rambla and off to the right hand side if you are facing the sea. It is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. It was built between 1886 and 1888. It is located on the Carrer Nou de la Rambla.

Long ago guests would enter this mansion in horse-drawn carriages through the front iron gates. They would then climb the stairs to the house's main receiving room with its extremely high ceiling.

Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
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minaa minaa
3 reviews
Great Architecture Mar 29, 2011
I would guess that Sagrada Familia is on your list already, but a visit to two other Gaudi sites are well worth a few hours in Barcelona.

Parc Guell is a great place to people watch and to see the amazing architecture of Gaudi. Its sort of a hike to get there, but well worth the effort. Plus, its free.

Casa Mila is an apartment building that Gaudi designed and has great exhibits about him and his style, make sure you go all the way up to the roof.

Enjoy Barcelona, its a great city.
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Alan2001 Alan2001
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Antonio Gaudi's Architecture Apr 03, 2011
It is simply AMAZING to see so many wonderful buildings in Barcelona. Most importantly Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera - Casa Mila and lot more at Espania. I wonder if there is another city as beautiful as this. The archtecture is simply great. You can take Hop-on-Hop off bus and that can cover all.
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