Gaudí’s works and buildings have continued to enjoy global recognition and admiration over the decades. Seven of his works have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with his masterpiece, the still-incomplete Sagrada Família, being one of the most-visited landmarks in Spain
Gaudí spent most of his life in Barcelona and the city boasts the largest concentration of his works in the world. His style is unique, often imitated but never matched. Gaudí´s ideas shaped the way of thinking about architecture for a whole generation. His influence on Catalan modernism was immense, creating a unique style that many have tried to replicate. It is difficult to find a person who doesn´t at least know Gaudí by name. Of the 10 most visited attractions in Barcelona, 4 are buildings by Gaudí. Even if you don’t know much about architecture or Gaudí, when you walk the streets of Barcelona you will intuitively be able to identify a Gaudí building –they are unmistakable. In this tour, we will show you some of Gaudi’s most important buildings, all located in Barcelona
The last civic work designed by Antoni Gaudí, Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera) was built between 1906 and 1912. The building is famous for its unique shape, rough limestone façade, twisting iron balconies and quirky-looking chimneys. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, La Pedrera has featured in books, music videos and international films; such as Vicky Christina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen.
Casa Batlló is the result of a total restoration in 1904 of an old conventional house built in 1877. Gaudí used for it the typical constructive elements of the Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) that include ceramics, stone, and forged iron. Even though it was sometimes criticized by the city during construction due to its radical design that broke all the bylaws of the city, in 1906 the Barcelona City Council awarded it the recognition of being one of the three best buildings of the year.
La Sagrada Família is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. It is a one-of-a-kind temple, for its origins, foundation and purpose. Fruit of the work of genius architect Antoni Gaudí, the project was promoted by the people for the people. Five generations now have watched the Temple progress in Barcelona. Today, more than 135 years after the laying of the cornerstone, construction continues on the Basilica and is expected to be completed in 2026.
On this private tour, you will discover these and other Gaudi Creations.