Gaudi Architecture, Barcelona

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  • La Pedrar near Diagonal Street
    La Pedrar near Diagonal Street
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  • Layout of most Gaudi sites
    Layout of most Gaudi sites
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  • BAttlo Casa just north of Pl Catalunya
    BAttlo Casa just north of Pl Catalunya
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    Maps of Gaudi Sites

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 5, 2011

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    In order to get a perspective of locations of the Gaudi sites, it is helpful to have maps to plan a route. These may help some in your venture. Local maps show the general direction, but not the detail sometimes of the locations on a street-

    Layout of most Gaudi sites BAttlo Casa just north of Pl Catalunya La Pedrar near Diagonal Street
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    Barcelona of Gaudi

    by Danalia Updated Dec 23, 2010

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    Barcelona of Gaudi

    Gaudí's originality was at first ridiculed by his peers. Indeed, he was first only supported by the rich industrialist Eusebi Güell. His fellow citizens referred to the Casa Milà as La Pedrera ("the quarry"), and George Orwell, who stayed in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, admittedly loathed his work. As time passed, though, his work became more famous. He stands as one of history's most original architects

    Casa batlo - Barcelona casa de Gaudi - Barcelona Casa Batlo, Guadi, Barcelona Gaudi Arc, Barcelona Gaudi Arc

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    1-Day Barcelona: Gaudi

    by sfwinegirl Written Sep 11, 2009

    As Spain’s second largest city and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is home to the 1992 Summer Olympics and unique architectures. Winter months can be a lovely time to visit Barcelona, provided the chance of rain is low. Throughout the city, Barcelona features work of architect Antoni Gaudi. Gaudí’s first works were designed in the style of gothic architecture and traditional Spanish architectural modes Eventually he developed his own distinct style, incorporating nature’s angles and curves into his designs.

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    1-Day Barcelona: Gaudi

    by winechick78 Updated Jan 4, 2009

    Spend a day discovering the work of Antoni Gaudi and sample local cuisine. I wrote up my experience on my blog at http://www.1dayitinerary.com/2009/01/1-day-barcelona-gaudi.html

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    Street lamps

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 14, 2008

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    The impression of gaudi is seen all throughout the city of barcelona. For example, while walking down the roads, stop by a street lamp, it might be one of those masterpieces from this genius. As soon as he graduated from his college, one of his first assignments were designing street lamps.

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    Modernist Barcelona: Gaudi's Fanal

    by Elisabcn Written Aug 1, 2007

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    Here is the famous Gaudi's Fanal (lamp). I don't like it very much but we can always say that Gaudi was still too young (1858) ;-). It is very (too much) elaborated, it has 6 lights and it ends with the God Hermes' helmet and other of his attributes (God Hermes was the patron of shopkeepers). There are two Gaudi's fanals in this square.

    Gaudi's Fanal in Pla��a Reial
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    Gaudi Street Lamps

    by atufft Written May 30, 2007

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    Observant visitors will notice that Gaudi also contributed a variety of unique street lamps to the city of Barcelona. These works by their design are among his earliest, commissioned soon after he graduated from architectural school. The street lamps in the Plaza Real, for example, built from 1878-1879, are actually part of the formal porticoed square off the Ramblas. The lamp posts, topped with winged wrought-iron helmets, flank the avenue, contrasting with the geometric pattern of the plaza.

    Gaudi Streetlamp
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    See the Beautiful & Arty Buildings

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 11, 2006

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    We saw this magnificent building from the top deck of the tourist bus while the traffic lights were on red. It looked to me to have come straight out of a Fairy Tale book. The stunning architectural detail just gleamed in the sunshine. Another masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi whom Barcelona's architecture owes so much to such a talented artist.

    Just Like a Fairy Tale
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    I loved every thing in this...

    by larsy Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    I loved every thing in this city designed by Gaudi, Must are the Sagrada Familia the most amazing and intricate building I have ever seen, It alone was worth the trip. His Casa Mila is also nice especially the surreal roof(see top picture).

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    Gaudi Architecture

    by aliante1981 Written Feb 22, 2005

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    Gaudi architecture is what I primarily went to Barcelona for. And I bet you any tourist has seen at least one of his buildings, which are dotted all around the city.

    Some Great Gaudi Buildings:

    - Sagrada Familia Cathedral;
    - Casa Mila;

    Gaudi, what else???

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    Antonio Gaudí

    by JanPeter74 Updated Oct 13, 2004

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    One of the major attractions of Barcelona is the architecture of Antonio Gaudí (mind that the stress lies on the last syllable of Gaudí).

    Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) was an architect that was born in Reus, close to Barcelona. His most important works can all be found in Barcelona and consist of Parque Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Palau Güell and his still unfinished masterpiece "La Sagrada Familia".

    Important characteristics of his work are organic natural forms, ceramic tiles, mosaics, cast iron, parabolic arches and strangely shaped chimneys. Next to these things Gaudí was also good at inventing very creative solutions for improving comfort in his buildings, such as ventilation and blinds to keep the sun out.

    Gaudí died in a hospital, almost unknown after his was hit by a streetcar in 1926.

    Chimneys on the rooftops of Casa Mil��
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    As much Gaudi as possible!

    by kazander Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    Don't miss La Pedrera, Casa Battlo, Palau Guell, Parc Guell and of course Sagrada Familia. You can get a pass that gives you discounts if you go to a bunch of these attractions. It can be purchased next door to the Casa Battlo at Casa Amatller. Both are located on Passeig de Gracia.

    In the summer La Pedrera (also known as Casa Mila) has drinks and Jazz on it's unique rooftop!

    La Pedrera  (Casa Mila)

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    Antonio Gaudi creations.

    by rogpe55 Written Jun 18, 2003

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    I recommend taking the train which will make all of Gaudi's works accessible with ease. I even found little known,but mentioned in a number of Barcelona guide books, creations like this dragon gate handle off the side of Finca Guell Pavillions. There is a fountain spout in Pedralbes and a couple of masonry gates in ruins in the university, also in Pedralbes.

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    les Maisons GAUDI

    by laulo Written Apr 17, 2003

    Certaines Maisons qu'a refait l'architecte Gaudi peuvent se visiter... Sans formidablement beau et aussi très ingénieux pour l'époque... A voir absolument la casa Batllo et la Pédrera....

    RQ : se renseigner à l'office du tourisme pour les horaires...

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    A 2nd Gaudi House

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    There is another house built by Gaudi in Barcelona, though it isn't known to many tourists, at least I didn't find any there. It's a long ways out of the normal track, and if you don't have a metro pass, I wouldn't advise even thinking about heading out there, it just isn't worth it, as the house was pretty bland.

    The 2nd house
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