When I was planning my trip to Barcelona, I was dreaming of going to the beach, eating some delicious tapas, and rooting for my favorite football team, F.C. Barcelona. While I have achieved all of these things during my time here, I also discovered a different side of Barcelona through its architecture. Barcelona’s architecture is well known around the world due to the influence of one man’s vision. He essentially changed the way many had thought about architecture and how it is more than just a building, but a mural of endless possibilities.
His name? Antoni Gaudí.
You might’ve heard of him, might have not. But, you most definitely heard of the Sagrada Familia. The man is a genius and to prove it, here’s an inside look at not only the Sagrada Familia, but other architectural masterpieces Gaudí created.
La Sagrada Familia
While construction began in 1882, Gaudí’s project is still not complete! It is estimated that the church will finish construction by the year 2026. This church is considered a marvel of the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
I found out about Casa Batlló once I arrived here in Barcelona. It’s a funky house that was redesigned by Gaudí in 1904 with tons of character to go around. Be sure to visit the rooftop for some stunning views of the L’Eixample district.
Park Güell is where you can find many more whimsical and interesting architecture by the one and only Antoni Gaudí! There are incredible views of not only the park, but the Gracia neighborhood and the Mediterranean Sea.
The world awaits…discover it.