Favorite thing: Antoni Gaudi's work is all over Barcelona. He was an Architect, artist , craftsman and So much moe. Here his work, The Sagrada Familia. a wonrous church can be seen. He died in a streetcar accident before it was ever finishe. Construction is continually going on to complete the Masterpiece. Other artisans became involved and they are completing the church in a more modern way. You see the contrast of stles and it ismind bogglind as to all the creativity present here.
La Pedrera by Gaudi and Passeig de Gràcia.
You must go for a walk around Passeig de Gracia, Rambla Catalunya where you can find a lot of nice buildings from Modernism to visit and a lot of places for shopping.
La Pedrera was first occupied in 1911, a very important moment in the history of Barcelona, when the city embraced new forms of transport (tram, metro, funicular railway, motor car), cinema, telephone...All of these aspects are presented in the apartment, in which the original elements of Gaudi’s architecture are conserved, and accompanied by furniture, which combine to recreate the look and feel of a typical bourgeois Barcelona home.
At summer nights you can listen to live Music on the roof and and just have cava (our champagne).
The city is famed for its Modernist architecture, almost all of which are innovative masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, who seemingly used the city as his canvas. Many are extraordinarily crafted; their shapes mimicking nature and hues spanning across a spectrum. The outstanding being the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, an exquisite cathedral to which the artist dedicated the last 43 years of his life, but which remains as yet unfinished. The completed art piece will feature 12 bell-towers in the facades dedicated to the 12 apostles, 4 others for the evangelists, a central dome in honor of Jesus Christ and a tower of Virgin Mary. I suggest heading up to the spires, accessible via spiral and shadowy stairways, to have an idea of what the final structure should look like and to simultaneously capture an overview of Barcelona.
His excellent draughtsmanship is also displayed around Passeig de Gracia, the so-called Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square) in the Eixample. Of all, the wave-like Casa Mila is the most outstanding, mainly because of its colorful mosaic outlook and inexplicable balconies. Another area that details his works is Parc Guell, a lovely park which sits on a hill, accessible via steep flights of steps from the Lesseps subway station. By foot, you can ascend to a large pavilion supported by near hundred columns. But it will take quite some time to get to that point. It was surely worth the while to make that journey which comes packaged with superb view of the city and yet more exotic but interesting structures designed by Mr. Gaudi. Amid his artistic works stands the pinkish Casa-Museu Gaudi, a museum dedicated to him which once was his residence.
GAUDI, the architect that was as insane as he was talented. His grand buildings are part Las Vegas cheese, part gothic masterpiece, and built with skills that are still unrivalled nearly a century after being built.
Fondest memory: Singing 'Roadhouse Blues' at the top of my lungs with a guy from Ecquador and another from Ireland, each of us with our own very thick accents.
visit the Guell Parc and La Pedrera (Casa Mila), the 2 famous works of architecture by Antoni Gaudi. If time allows, you will also not be disappointed with a tour of Palau Guell, just off the Las Ramblas at Nou de la Rambla. Entrance to the Guell Parc is free, but there is an entry charge to the Gaudi Musuem inside. All tours in the other Gaudi buildings (except the private residences) are also chargable.
There is absolutely nothing like Gaudi! One can tell that many of the architecture in Barcelona is heavily influenced by his style and design.
Shopping is also good in Barcelona, especially around Plaza de Catalunya and along Passeig de Gracia. Nice fashion with very reasonable prices.
Fondest memory: Gaudi's architecture!!! He's just amazing!
one of his works. Gaudi is barcelona and barcelona is Gaudi.
His main 3 buildings(batlo and casa mila) are located
in the same street (pessag de gracia) so it's easy to
see them all.(pessag de gracia metro station)
Visiting Gaudi's architecture:La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Park Güell.
Walking along La Rambla, Barri Gotic or Passeig de Gracia.
Having night-life at: Port Olimpic and Maremagnum.
Coming in the Barça Stadium, the biggest of Europe.
Fondest memory: Its people, its food, its weather, its easy way of life, its design, all.
Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.
The 8'th wonder of the world.
Visit the unfinished church
Fondest memory: Lovely climate.
Loads to do.
Safe for kids.
Favorite thing: Gaudi really has had quite a bit of influence on Barcelona - you will find his buildings all over the city! Some of his works have even become UNESCO World Heritage, so don't miss them!
Favorite thing: In sharp contrast to La Pedrera, this building is much more geometric, with symmetry and straight lines. The wrought iron gate and gargoyles give it a gothic style.
In the summer don't forget to go to La Pedrera.
At night in the flat roof you can drink something and hear jazz, the view is amazing, Paseo de Gracia at night.
Favorite thing: Gaudi's building - 10 mins walk from the Metro - Maria Cristina. It is located at Avinguda de Pedralbes 7.
Favorite thing: Gaudi's building - 5 mins walk from the Metro - Maria Cristina. It is located at Passeig de Manuel Girona 53.
Favorite thing: Gaudi's building - 1min walk from the Metro - Passeig de Gracia. It is located at Passeig de Gracia 43.