Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces in Barcelona

A visit to Barcelona without seeing one of Antoni Gaudi’s works would be like going to Paris and not catching a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower or missing Big Ben in London.

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Sagrada Família

To be perfectly honest I had only heard about the Sagrada Família cathedral and didn’t even know anything about the architect behind it but once you’re in Barcelona it’s hard to miss the Catalan pride for Gaudi.

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Sagrada Família

With many of his works being UNESCO heritage listed, Gaudi is known for his unique modern style developed in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

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Park Güell

I’d never seen anything like what he has created before and between the famous cathedral, Park Güell and Casa Batlló among many others, it isn’t hard to see that his talent and passion for architecture continues to stand out and draw interest today.

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Gaudi’s residence in Park Güell

Here’s a guide to the Gaudi sites I visited while in Barcelona.

Park Güell

Entry into the park is free however if you want to get into any buildings or even enter the open space near its iconic wall with city views, payment is required.

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My friend and I took bus #24  there from Passeig de Gracia which drops you right at the entrance but there are a few options you can take here.

We took the metro green line back to the city centre but it is a bit further a walk however there are escalators to get you up/down to the park.

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For a better view with less tourists in the shot continue walking to the highest point of the park.

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Sagrada Família

Definitely buy your tickets online and ahead of time for this one because the line is always long.

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I personally preferred the outside but the interior is also quite interesting and the best part is as you glance upwards to witness the precision of its columns mixed with stained glass and the calming effect of so much white.

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On the exterior I really loved these statues which seem to portray so much emotion for such simple figures.

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The building has been under construction since Gaudi’s death many years ago and it seems to be any local’s guess as to when and if it will ever be completed.

A ticket with audio guide was 19 euro.

Casa Batlló

I meant to go inside this building but only saw it from the outside which is a shame but you’ve always got to leave something else to do in a city for next time right?

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Even from its exterior the mask like appearance of its balconies is truly unique and pretty impressive to behold both day and night.

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