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Antonio Gaudi Achitectural Wonders
— Casa Battlo & Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
— Parc Guell & Sagrada Familia
Antoni Gaudi's "Must-See"
Architecture & Attractions
Antoni Gaudi is Barcelona's
most internationally renowned architect. It's worth a visit to the
city just to see his unique "masterpieces" - including
the following architectural wonders:
Casa Milà or La Pedrera
Elaborately decorated with a mosaic of broken ceramic tiles and featuring
a gigantic arched dragon-like roof (top photo), this Gaudi "masterpiece" is
one of Barcelona's top attractions — and one of its most photographed
Because of Casa Batlló's unique
look, locals refer to the building as Casa dels
del Drac (House of the Dragon). At night, it's well worth a
visit to see its floodlit facade.
Open daily, except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Google Map of Casa Battló
Whimsical, Magical, Bizarre — just a few words that some people have used
to describe Parc Guell. It's a great place hang out and people-watch.
by Antoni Gaudi, the park features unique stone structures, brightly-colored
tiles, beautiful mosaic designs almost everywhere... and lush landscaping. Gaudi's famous
multi-colored mosaic dragon stands in between the double stairway (pictured
Visit Gaudi's old home — it's now a museum
in the park. For really great views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean, go
to the upper terrace level — you can see for miles!
Google Map of Parc Guell
Barcelona's Top Attraction
Sagrada Familia is Barcelona's top tourist
attraction. Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece (construction
began in 1882 and it continues today) is Barcelona's most famous
As spectacular as it looks during the
day, it's even more stunning at night.
The cathedral, a symbol of Barcelona the
world over, draws millions of visitors from around the globe every
first glance, the towering temple looks similar to an intricate
giant sandcastle (see photos above and below) — what do you
Google Map of Sagrada Familia
(Passeig de Gracia)
Milà (or Milà House) is also known as La Pedrera. The
sculptured architecture is one of Gaudí's most
famous residential buildings — and one of Barcelona's top attractions.
Interpretations of the building vary — some
say its natural stone facade looks like a series of caves.
Others see it as "waves
of the sea" and
"foam of the waves." Doors and windows look like
they were dug out of sand — and surrealistic chimneys dominate
the rooftop. Get your camera ready!
Map of Casa Milà
Tours & Sightseeing
Spend a full day in Barcelona seeing all
the highlights of the city, including the monuments and buildings
created by Spain's
most famous artists — Gaudi and Picasso.
Find and Book Barcelona Sightseeing
Tours and Fun Activities
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