7 Architectural Marvels Of Antoni Gaudi To Sweep You Off Your Feet In Barcelona

Forget dull straight towers, Gaudi architecture is all about curves and colours!

Barcelona is brimming with architectural masterpieces! All thanks to renowned architect Antonio Gaudi who made Barcelona his playground in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Set in squares, perched on street corners and poised along the skyline, Gaudí’s whimsical creations are Barcelona’s crown jewels and city’s most iconic spots. Gaudí’s buildings are all about curves, colour, and nature-inspired flourishes. With his unique style and knack for innovations, Gaudi made visitors flock the city just to get a glimpse of his masterpieces. You can stroll down Park Güell and gawk at the rippling facade of Casa Batlló or get lost in the otherworldly beauty of Gaudí’s magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia. With its towering spires and intricate details, this basilica is a breathtaking creation to look at. Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, and Cripta Güell—The Works of Antoni Gaudí, are seven architectures that are part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.  These aren’t just buildings; they’re living art pieces that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a whole different dimension.  For your next trip to Barcelona, let Gaudí be your guide!


Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

 Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, famously known as the Sagrada Familia is considered Gaudi’s greatest work till date. One of most iconic yet unfinished buildings in Barcelona, this Roman Catholic church is an ornate manmade structure. The four central towers of the Basilica that can be seen from afar appear as if they are melting into one! This mind-boggling illusion is created by the Gaudi using finer details on the building. The inside of the church is a huge colourful jigsaw puzzle with huge stained-glass windows. Sagrada Familia is a colourful seashell rising from the city, a must-see for anyone who digs awe-inspiring architecture.


Casa Milà

Casa Mila

 Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera (meaning “the stone quarry”), is another architectural gem by Gaudí. This casa was Antoni Gaudi’s last residence before his death. The casa has a wavy facade that looks like it’s melting, sculpted balconies resembling seashells, curvy walls and a rooftop chimney forest reminiscent of a dragon’s back. You can climb through the building to get exceptional city views from the roof.


Park Güell

park guell

 Park Güell is Barcelona’s technicolor playground designed by Gaudi. Located on Carmel Hill, Park Güell is a public park featuring gardens and architectural elements. With twisty walkways, gingerbread-house-looking guardhouses and striking mosaic tiles, the park boasts panoramic views of Barcelona. The park opens its door for over  five million visitors every day. You can watch the exhibits inside the monumental zone that has been converted into a museum.


Cripta de la Colonia Güell

Cripta de la Colonia Güell_

 For Cripta de la Colonia Güell, Gaudi experimented with innovative architectural techniques. This crypt in Colonia Güell is known for its catenary arches, outer walls, vaults in the shape of hyperbolic parabolas and decorative broken mosaic tiling. Many of the architectural techniques used for this cathedral were later used in designing the Sagrada Familia by Gaudi.


Casa Batlló  

Casa Batlo

Casa Batlló is considered Gaudí’s masterpiece. The casa sits proudly in the centre of the city with a rippling facade that looks like it’s made of melted saltwater taffy, complete with seashell balconies. Typical of his style, Gaudí even threw in stained-glass windows that shimmer like jewels. Casa Batlló is a feast for the eyes and a must-see for anyone visiting Barcelona.


Palau Güell

Palau guell

 Palau Güell is a mansion straight out of a superhero movie that blends old-fashioned opulence and stylised modernism. Located in the Gothic quarter of the city, this early Gaudí masterpiece is full of surprises. The mansion has a parabolic arch facade and mosaic figures on the roof. The roof is the treasured art with 20 mosaic chimneys, each unique in colour and design. As you explore the house, do look at the lanterns hung from the ceiling that appear as night sky when illuminated. 


Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens

 Casa Vicens is like Gaudí’s first major work and the seed of his architectural genius. Built in the 1880s, it’s a colourful mansion covered in eye-catching green and white tiles. Boasting Moroccan vibes, Casa Vicens marks a distinct period of Moorish influence for the Spanish architect. Casa Vicens is a must-see for Gaudí fans and anyone who loves unique architecture.

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