Gaudí is very well known architect throughout Spain, but especially in Barcelona.
25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926
WHY I LOVE IT: This place is magical. It’s peaceful, beautiful, and super interesting! When you walk through it, you’ll feel almost like Alice in Wonderland. Strange formations, beautiful mosaics, and intricate planning all come together here. I could literally spend all day in this park.
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
WHY I LOVE IT: Gaudí used a TON of math and nature (two things I love) as his inspiration here – and you can really see it when you walk through! Even though the great column look very modern, you can still see that they resemble trees (the branches, knots, etc.). Read more about the math and nature below…
More about the math and nature as inspiration:
From the outside, Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The “Skulls” are balconies and the “bones” are supporting pillars.
Gaudí used colors and shapes found in marine life as inspiration. The colors chosen for the façade are those found in natural coral.
The building was designed by Gaudí for Josep Batlló, a wealthy aristocrat, as an upmarket home. Señor Batlló lived in the lower two floors with his family and the upper floors were rented out as apartments.
Gaudí spent a great attention to detail on his designs thinking about such things as varying window size depending on how high the window is from the top of the building. In this way he could ensure uniform lighting conditions in each room of the house.
For more Gaudí buildings around Barcelona, CLICK HERE (full list and walking tour to see all in one day)!