Barcelona is a city known for being lively and full with art, music, great cuisine and perhaps most of all for its architecture.
A walk through Barcelona is like taking a stroll through a living and breathing museum filled with artworks that reflect the history of this very European Spanish city.
Perhaps the most notable of architects is Antoni Gaudi, who in his lifetime designed several of the most unforgettable buildings you will ever have the opportunity to lay eyes on.
As the leader of the Catalan modernists, he also integrated other of his talents for woodworking, stained glass, wrought iron working and ceramics into his designs and interiors.
He is responsible for the design of a couple of notable Barcelona residences (now museums) and his most famous life work (where he is now buried), The Sagrada Familia church .
Gaudi was an enthusiast of religion and inspired by nature’s most basic and intricate forms in his designs. The over-the-top showiness in his style is where we derive the term “gaudy”. But in Barcelona, Gaudy is Gaudi and it’s a part of this city’s unmistakeable character.
Here are some photos from our visit to the Sagrada Familia as well as the Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.
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I just spotted this post after reading your Jodie F one (and agree with you wholeheartedly on that) and had to take a look after having spent last weekend in Barcelona and written about it non-stop since I got back.
My posts are filled with such similar pics as yours I had to comment 🙂
I do love Gaudí’s work, don’t you?