Torre Bellesguard

Torre Bellesguard, still privately owned and lived in, sits in the exclusive Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district, perched in the upper reaches of the city.

Antoni Gaudí Biography

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born in 1852 in either Riudoms or Reus, the youngest of five children. His father, Francesc Gaudí i Serra (1813–1906) was a coppersmith. The family lived in Ruidoms in a house called Mas de la Calderera. Gaudí suffered from poor health and became a vegetarian early in his life. He … Read more

Gaudí Exhibition Center

The Gaudí Exhibition Center is situated in the medieval Casa de la Pia Almoina, which incorporates the old Roman wall and ancient entrance to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The museum consists of 1,000 square metres, distributed over three floors covering the life and work of the great Catalan architect.

Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona: the 10 Major Works

Many people have heard of Gaudí’s major works, such as the Sagrada Família and Casa Milà. Other equally interesting Gaudí’ architecture lies tucked away, sometimes in quiet residential neighborhoods.

Casa Vicens: Gaudí’s First Major Work

Casa Vicens is the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí after graduating from the Escola Provincial d’Arquitectura de Barcelona 1878. He received his first major commission from Manuel Vicens i Montaner to build a summer estate in the then neighboring town of Gràcia in 1883 when he was 31 years old.

La Sagrada Família

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a Roman Catholic basilica designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and probably the most emblematic of all Barcelona’s attractions. It is the second most visited church in Europe after the Vatican and is among the top three attractions in Spain, along with the Prado Museum in … Read more