Eusebi Güell gave Gaudí the assignment of drawing up plans for developing an estate for well-off families on a large property he had acquired in the zone known popularly as the Muntanya Pelada (bare mountain). Its location was unbeatable, in a healthy setting and with splendid views over the sea and the Plain of Barcelona.
A masterpiece of light, colour and shapes, Casa Batlló is now consolidated as an exceptional artistic creation ready to take on, with the greatest responsibility, the task of identifying resources and methodologies to preserve and share the architectural legacy of Antoni Gaudí. Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is
Casa Milà, popularly known as «La Pedrera», an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí. For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value have received major recognition and in 1984 was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value.
Gaudí was an all-round artist. He didn’t see architecture as separate from other art forms and that’s why, in addition to being an innovative architect, was also an expert in ceramics, a great blacksmith, an excellent interior designer and a magnificent sculptor. He firmly believed that nature held the key to everything and for him, beauty
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born on 25 June 1852 in Camp de Tarragona. Some sources say in Reus, where he was baptised, and others at the house in Riudoms, the neighbouring village, where his family came from. His father and both his grandparents were boilermakers, and as Gaudí himself recounted, he learned his special
Gaudí designed two sacristies connected via the cloister that will surround the temple. This is the western sacristy and has one underground floor and five finished floors above ground with a glass dome. Visitors may enter the sacristy from inside the Basilica. The Liturgical Path takes visitors around the interior of the floor. Liturgical items designed by Antoni
Mahora Vadim is a Russian young skywalker fan or urban climbing, a discipline that involves climbing tall buildings unprotected,
It’s well known that Gaudi was an enthusiastic of the Nature. Is one of his best known facets. What probably is not known is that the architect can be considered to be one of the first conscious recycling person, since any type of material was re-using in his works. The mosaic «trencadís» that adorns the
The Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia was an idea of a bookseller, Josep María Bocabella, literate and devoted man who in 1866 founded the Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José (Spiritual Association of Devotees of St. Joseph),