Antoni Gaudí designed this palace for Eusebi Güell, his most important patron. It was one of the architect's ... More
Antoni Gaudí designed this palace for Eusebi Güell, his most important patron. It was one of the architect's first big undertakings and he expressed all of his original creative genius in it. It was built between 1885 and 1889 and shows early signs of Gaudí's desire to combine the structural and the decorative aspects of architecture. He made artistic use of the iron structural elements and introduced Byzantine domes made out of flattened bricks. Let your visit to the city include a guided tour that starts every half hour.
It doesn't look like much from the street, but this is a Gaudi gem. And when I went, it was also the best value in Barcelona at only 3 euros for a tour. The most fun is being up on the roof with all the tiled, crazy looking chimneys.
Great place to see Gaudi architecture. I lived within a block of Palau Guell for 5 months off of Nou de la Rambla, the picture above is Parc Guell, not Palau Guell. The interior is understated, where Gaudi makes his statement is the roof.
The mosaics will have you aching to re-tile your bathroom, line your walkway, cover your home with colorful ceramics! I love Gaudi's natural forms and here you find some very playful examples. This large park is full of diversions. Well worth the trip up the hill!
Puig i Cadalfach's building is also known as the Casa de les Punxes (House of Spikes), because of its sharply
pointed gables and towers. Built between 1903 and 1905, its clearly modernist style is most evident in the floral ...
Built between 1910 and 1914 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gaudí's original aim in this 20 hectare (50
acre) park was to create a harmonious combination of urban and natural landscapes by building houses, gardens and public ...
This museum is located opposite the Picasso Museum, in the medieval Marqueses de Lió Palace, well known because of its
original wooden roof and ornate central courtyard (still beautifully preserved). The museum is divided into three sections: textiles, clothes ...
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