Apparently Gaudi was killed when he wandered in front of a tram. The'yre pretty big, so was he out of his head?
Fondest memory: Are all the psychadelic buildings a result of genius or drugs? Take a trip (!) to Barcelona.
When you are in Barcelona do a 'Gaudi tour'. I bought a postcard in some shop with a map of the city and all Gaudi buildings on it, you can use this as your guide. The Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Parc Güell you can visit and this I would very much recommend!
I especially liked La Pedrera, with a very nice view of the city and all kinds of sculptures on the roof of the building. If the sky is bright blue you can make some lovely pictures here. Detail: when walking along the Passeig de Gracia look down for a moment to have a look at the pavement. These tiles are also designed by Gaudi.
Fondest memory: Park Guell. Like most of Gaudi's work, the Park was not completed until after his death. In the front entrance there is a multicolored lizard, which is between two mosaic staircases. The Park was meant to be a garden city, and was to house the city's elite.
Favorite thing: Whereever you go in Barcelona, you will see some sculptures or buildings by this famous master builder. His willful style characterizes the city and is well known beyond the catalanian capital. Don't miss places like Casa Mirá, La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell or the Battló House.
Visit all Gaudi's works. Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Palau Güell, Torre Bellesguard, Colegio Teresianes, Pabellons Güell, Casa Milá (pedrera) and Casa Batlló.
Where are they?
Sagrada Familia: C/Plaza Sagrada Familia (Metro S. Familia)
Parc Güell: C/Olot, s/n (Metro Lesseps)
Palau Güell: C/Nou de la Rambla, 3-5 (Metro
Torre Bellesguard: C/Bellesguard, 16
Colegio Teresianes: C/Ganduxer, 87
Pabellons Güell: C/Av. Pedralbes, 7
Casa Milá (Pedrera): C/Passeig de Gracia, 92
Casa Batllo: C/Passeig de Gracia, 43
There are so many places to go to and of course it all depends on you intrerest, I definetly got most into Antonio Gaudi and all his buildings, I would say going to see everything that this man designed, the Gaudi park, Sagrada di Famiglia I was so astonished....
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Barcelona I really can´t, in one week it all faded into one big dream.
Favorite thing: Once you get on the roof, you realize how amazing the building really is. Gaudi has designed abstract figures which are supposed to represent different types of figures. If I remember correctly, these figures are knights and kings and bishops, like a chess set but more political.
Favorite thing: This building is a museum called La Pedrera. At the time we saw a huge Marc Chagall exhibition inside. The architecture is based on sea forms, with the wrought iron like seaweed and underwater plantlife and the waves of the water represented by the white, stone, organic walls.
Favorite thing: See Antonio Gauidi's many buildings. I got the tour in Spanish from an older gentleman who was so kind to us. He walked us all over the city to find other buildings by Gaudi. This building is based on the body of a dragon. The balconies are skulls, the posts are kneebones, and the roof is the backbone of the dragon. The beautiful colors represent scales. Gaudi had an incredible imagination.
Favorite thing: Go for the gaudy Gaudi Grand Tour: Batllo House, Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia. See undulating houses and sense his unique, eccentric personal vision. Don't miss the Bari Gotic. Be sure to include the Picasso Museum. Stroll las Ramblas and sense this city's dynamic energy. Then try some pulpo, gallego style!
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