Antoni Gaudí, popular Catalan architect is considered as a leader of modern architect and his works represents a symbol of Barcelona worldwide. He left a great legacy in the city of Barcelona with his unforgettable style. You can find many works designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and I give you some tips of the most famous works which you should not miss.
The main work of Gaudí is the church of Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) to which he devoted more than forty years of his life and is still remains unfinished. The constriction began in 1882 and it is a famous symbol of the city. However, during the Civil war many churches were destroyed, the Sagrada Familia survived and architects continue with its constructions. During its construction Gaudí used figures of animals, plants to design the church with very different style. Unfortunately Gaudí accidently died in 1926 and the work of Sagrada Familia was not completed. Nowadays, the construction works still continues, but nobody knows where it comes to its final stage.
The second most famous Gaudí´s works is Park Guell built in 1914. It is located in the Gracia district just few minutes by public transport from the center. The Park Guell is a great place for relaxing a while and you can also visit the Gaudi´s house where he spent 20 years of his life. At the entrance you also find the famous fountain with lizard which is the typical souvenir taken from Barcelona. This place makes you feel like in the middle of the nature even if you are in big city like Barcelona.
If you walk up to Passeig de Gracia, you won’t miss the Casa Batllo, popular work of Antoni Gaudí designed in modernist architecture. When you see the house, you will understand why is so special and famous among the tourists.
This building was constructed from 1906 till 1910 and it’s mostly famous for interesting façade made by stones. While you are visiting the house, don’t miss the roof on the top where you find Gaudi sculptures and great view.
You find many spectacular works designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, but these monuments are the top of his work and make sure that you visit them all.
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