Categoría: Antoni Gaudi news

The Park Güell, over a hundred years of history

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.

Casa Batlló, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005

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, a masterpiece of the Modernism

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 furniture designs

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

Do you know Antoni Gaudí’s personal history?

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

The Torre Bellesguard designed by Gaudi, will open to the public

Barcelona will gain in September a new visitable modernist monument, the Tower Bellesguard. This Antoni Gaudí’s most singular work, located to the feet of the Tibidabo Mountain, will offer daily visits for the first time in his long history, both to his gardens and to the interior.

Centenary of Palacio Astorga

On the 25th of May of 2013, the Pope’s Nuncio in Spain, Renzo Fratini, will inaugurate the events organized on the occasion of the centenary of the Episcopal Palace of Astorga, work of Antonio Gaudí and one of only three monuments that the Catalan architect designed outside of Cataluña.

Doodle de Google

The Internet search engine Google dedicated its logo or “Doodle” to the day Antoni Gaudí was born, June 26, to mark the 161 anniversary of his birth.