Gaudi’s Barcelona

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Apart from its delicious food, great nightlife, beautiful weather and elegant inhabitants, Barcelona is best known for the beautiful Gaudi and Gaudi-inspired buildings that line its streets.

You're likely familiar with Gaudí's masterworks (such as La Sagrada Familia) spotted in Barcelona, however I’m here with this page to extend your knowledge about probably the most famous & influential Spanish architect of all times!

About Gaudi ;

Antoni Gaudí was an architect from Reus, Catalonia, Spain. He is said to be the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. His works have a highly individualized and distinctive style and are obviously influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion.

Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.

Gaudí spent most of his life in Barcelona and the city boasts the largest concentration of his works in the world. His ideas shaped the way of thinking about architecture for a whole generation.

His work is an exceptional creative synthesis of several 19th-century artistic schools, such as the Arts and Crafts movement, Symbolism, Expressionism, and Rationalism, and is directly associated with the cultural apogee of Catalonia. He is also said to have presaged and influenced many forms and techniques of 20th-century Modernism.

7 of his buildings are considered to be a heritage of humanity & an exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries!

His most famous work, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, is one of Europe’s most breathtaking spots, a must-see on any itinerary. Are you ready to discover the rest?

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

If you ever been to Barcelona I’m pretty sure that you already know and have admired those majestically beautiful buildings! If not, here is a list of them, get informed and make sure you’ll pay a visit once you get there!

There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.

Right? Enjoy!

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Chrisa Lepida

Chrisa Lepida

My name is Chrisa and I come from Greece. As nature lover, winter sports addict and Erasmus obsessed, I’m always writing about these topics.

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