5 must see Gaudí works in Barcelona
Antoni Gaudí is a Spanish architect who is known to have created some of the most unique, enchanting and unmistakable buildings in Spain. To ensure you don’t miss any of his best works while on a trip to Barcelona, we’ve compiled a list of our 5 favourite beautifully eccentric pieces by Gaudí.
La Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Família is the most famous of all Gaudí’s creations and is also Spain’s most visited landmark. This incredibly beautiful basilica is an architectural masterpiece and simply breathtaking. This is an unmissable stop on any trip to Barcelona so make sure to splash out and pay to explore the inside – you won’t be disappointed!
Tip: Make sure to pre-book tickets online before visiting as you could be waiting hours in the queue for tickets.
Park Güell is strange, enchanting and absolutely beautiful. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most famous and mesmerising public parks in the world and is full of unusual and colourful sites which should not be missed.
Tip: Go early. The park will be less crowded and therefore better for photo opportunities. It’s also a good idea to book ahead.
It comes as no surprise that Casa Milá, also known as La Pedrera, is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This architectural landmark is one of the most imaginative and unique creations by Gaudí. Located in Barcelona’s main boulevard, this iconic residential building is unlike any you’ve seen before.
Tip: The rooftop terrace is the highlight of Casa Milá so make sure to give yourself enough time to really explore all it has to offer.
Just a short walk from Casa Milá, this bright and beautiful building has been recognised as a Cultural Item of National Interest and also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From its skull-like balconies to its scale-like blue tiled roof, this weird and wonderful site looks like it belongs in a fairy-tale.
Tip: Make sure to buy the correct ticket. Casa Batlló offers many discounts such as for children between 7-18 years of age, over 65s, and students.
Designed in true Gaudí style, this beautiful residence is beaming in colourful tiles and ornate details. Casa Vicens was one of Gaudí’s first ever masterpieces which introduced Catalonia to his reinvention of gothic and art-nouveau style.
Tip: We would recommend a guided tour when visiting Casa Vicens. This gives you an interesting insight into not only the creation of the house but also Antoni Gaudí himself.
Have you been to Barcelona? Let us know what your favourite Gaudí building is.