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The Best Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is a giant Basilica which is also one of Gaudí’s most famous works in Barcelona. It has been under construction since 1882 and it is still incomplete. The construction relied on private donation and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War. Describing Sagrada Família, art critic Rainer Zerbst said, "It is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art" and Paul Goldberger called it, "The most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages." 

Park Güell
Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is one of the largest architectural works in south Europe and one of the world heritage sites. The extraordinary craftsmanship and unusual use of materials and plants throughout the park will delight the eyes. The marvelous technique of using colors makes it one of the most famous touristic destinations of Spain. The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, then it became to a municipal garden. 

Torre Bellesguard
Torre Bellesguard, is a destination that might get travelers confused. Though it’s a work by Gaudí, it has remained largely a secret from the public in nearly a hundred years. 
However, since it opens its doors to public from September 18th 2013, everything is about to change. 
Located on the foot of the mountain Tibidabo, Bellesguard processes a incomparable environment. The name Bellesguard in Catalan refers to fantastic view that you can see from the house, and the name was given by the poet Bernat Metge, the king’s secretary. Torres Bellesguard is considered to be the most historical and exclusive work by this Catalan architect. Built upon the ruins of the 15th-century residence of Martín I el Humano, this house demonstrates Gaudí’s patriotism as it commemorates Catalonia’s age of glory. Inspired from the remains of Martín I el Humano, Gaudí applied neo-gothic elements while developing his modernist style. Its specialty also reflects on the use of materials and Gaudí did develop his unique and amazing style.  
Gaudí believe that it is one of his most symbolic, vocal and personal works of architecture. Bellesguard is much more than a “simply” Gaudí. The Roman civilization, features of Kins and popes, legend and bandits, secrets and allegories, straight lines and curves… In here, you will find Gaudí and the history of Catalonia. 
This architectural jewel is also named a Cultural Monument of National Interest by its uniqueness and exclusivity. 


Casa Milá
Casa Milá is also known as La Pedrera, the quarry house. The couple Milá decided to build a house on the noble Passeig de Gracias. The house should be special so that they need to find a special architect. They finally committed Gaudí, a successful and innovative architect at that time, to make plans for the house. It has a nickname “Quarry” because of the unusual design. Architecturally it is considered an innovation by utilizing a structure of columns and floors free of load bearing walls.

Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is a true work of art. A common theory about the building that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the lance of Saint George(patron saint of Catalonia), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon. The details of this building also show Gaudí at his best. Gaudí was commissioned to reform the old house of Josep Batlló I Casanovas, who was a textile industrial. Although this masterpiece had been disputed by the municipal authorities, it was selected as one of the best works of 1906 by Barcelona City Council.