One of the reasons why most tourists want to visit the amazing city of Barcelona is for the impressive architecture it has. We decided to personalize an entertaining route through the work of Gaudí in Barcelona, so you can know all the must-see places and even plan it to do it yourself, without having to pay the expensive tours.
We’ll start with the most relevant ones (in case you only have a few days.) Yet, we totally recommend you to visit all of them -if you have the time.
La Sagrada Familia:
This is the most iconic structure in Barcelona designed by Gaudí, it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The construction started in 1882 and is slated for completion in 2026. Even in its unfinished state, the architecture of La Sagrada Familia represents the Spanish Late Gothic and the Catalan Modernism. It is a must-see from every visitor to the city of Barcelona.
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It is Located in Passeig de Grácia, it is one of the most emblematic buildings designed by Gaudí. it was constructed for the Batlló family in 1903. The house is now open to the public and is part of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Better known as La Pedrera is another of the most recognized works in Passeig de Grácia. Built in 1906, after the marriage of a family belonging to the Catalan bourgeoisie, Pere Milà i Camps and Roser Segimon i Artells, it was destined to be their preferred home. It is currently open to the public and is one of the most visited buildings in Barcelona for its naturalistic style.
Don't miss visiting La Pedrera.
This is another of Gaudí's works that are considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the first works designed by the architect, intended to be a vacation home in Grácia (before this town was annexed to Barcelona) for the bourgeois Manuel Vicens i Montaner. Its architecture has an oriental influence: Mudejar, Persian and Byzantine.
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This was an order made by the wealthy Güel family in 1900, it was first destined to be urbanization,
however, they ended up finally building a park. It is well known for the use of tiles for its decorative and naturalist architecture (with many presents of animals and nature.) It is located above the district of Grácia and next to the El Carmel neighborhood, is the most famous park in Barcelona.
Skip the line and save two of queue time at the Parc Güel.
This construction was inspired by an oriental style, but with structures from the Catalan manor houses of the 19th century. It was commissioned by Count Güell and was the first important work of Gaudí. The palace has 2,850m² and is characterized by the magnitude of its entrance doors, which were designed so the guests could comfortably enter riding their horses.
Visit the Palau Güell.
This modernist building corresponds to the naturalist era of Gaudí, who in 1900 received the first prize in the annual artistic buildings competition in Barcelona. It is located in the right Eixample. The main characteristic of this work is its conservative nature. Only with seeing the work can you see the characteristic Gaudí shapes, as well as their most typical materials: brick, sandstone or wrought iron. It is decorated with natural figures, and in addition, the shield of Catalonia is present.
At the foot of the Collserola mountain range is one of the most beautiful and unknown works designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. Its construction began in 1900 and the style he used for it was the neo-Gothic. Previously, in this same location were the remains of a castle, elements that Gaudí reused for its new construction. The battlements remained in his work and next to them a tower was raised and the medieval wall was rebuilt. Its decoration highlights the tile, using the mosaic technique on stone and brick.