One of the most important attractions of this city is the amount of buildings from the visionary architect Antonio Gaudí. Talking about the work of Gaudi is talking about Barcelona, and as one hand washes the other, the architect and the city have been greatly benefited from that marriage. If you go to Barcelona do not forget to tour Gaudí's buildings:
The Holy Family: Today it is the most visited monument in Spain (more than 3.2 million people per year). Currently it is the most representative and internationally known building in Catalan Modern style.
Although the construction work began in 1882 and Gaudí devoted himself to the design of this temple, being present while it was being built, one of the anecdotes about this building is that drawings were barely used, Gaudí devised a scale model that allowed him to improvise his design as the works went on.
Park Guell: This complex of parks and gardens built between 1900 and 1914 belongs to the Naturist stage of the architect, when Gaudí was inspired by organic forms of nature.
Walking through this park you can perfectly see how any architectural element acquires that characteristic look in Gaudí. One of the most interesting places to visit within the park is The Laundress porch, an ideal place to stroll and photograph.
Casa Mila: At Paseo de Gracia, 92 you will find this striking building. Although it was built as an apartment building and it is still inhabited, since 1987 it was opened to the public being visited by over a million tourists a year, which makes it one of the 10 most visited places in Barcelona.
The design of the main facade is surprising, constructed using a ruled geometry very characteristic in the works of Gaudí. Inside you will find a lot of elements that attest to Gaudí's style and greatly enhance the interest of this building.
Casa Batllo: Following the tour of Gaudí's works in the same street in which we find Casa Mila, at 43 you can visit Casa Batllo. Based on the same basis of Catalan Modernist style, in this case Gaudí restored an existing building. The lightning of the main facade exploits the Baroque design of Casa Batllo in a very intelligent way, giving it an almost sinister look.
Güell Palace: We have left at the end one of the first orders that Gaudí received when he was just 30 years of age. Looking at this beautiful building we can imagine this architectural genius solving structural problems and tracing the lines of his own career.
Gaudí died without seeing what his works came out to be, but he always worked with the passion of doing what inspired him and unafraid of breaking the mould, maybe that is why he will always have a place in the city of Barcelona.