| GAUDÍ |
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born i Reus in 1852. He studied architecture in Barcelona Provincial School of Architecture. Before finishing his studies he collaborated with Josep Fontser, architect, in the Citadella Park project. In 1878 he won a contest to carry out a street lights project for Barcelona"s Plaza Real. Those street ligths still exist. Between 1883 and 1926 Gaud' left in Barcelona a sample of ten different and varied works.
Casa Vicens (1883-1888)
With a clear oriental influence, the most remarkable characteristic is the of colors in the facade tyles.
Pabellones de la Finca Güell (1886-1889)
Av. de Pedralbes, 7
Two pavilions with big fence which was the entrance to the old leisure time house property of Eusebio Güells family. Eusebio Güell was Gaudi's proctetor.
Nou de la Rambla, 3
Visiting hours: Monday-Sunday: 10-13.30h & 16-19.30h.
Count Güells residence in Barcelona. The interior of the palace is remarkably rich in details.
Col.legi de les Teresianes (1888-1890)
Tel. 93-212 33 54Visiting hours: Saturday 11-13 h. (except. summer)
Building designed to be used as an educational centre.
St. Althougt at first sight house does not seem one of Gaudi"s works, a visit to the entrance hall offers un common details.
Torre Bellesguard (1900-1904)
Park Güell (1900-1904)
Tel. 93-213 04 88
Visiting hours: November to Frebuary: 10 am. - 6 pm.
March and October: 10 am.- 7 pm.
April and September: 10 am. - 8 pm.
May to August : 10 am. - 9 pm.
This is Gaudi"s largest work in Barcelona. It is an area which main
aim was to become a british style "garden-city".
P. de Gràcia, 43 Tel. 93 216 03 06 Timetable: Mo-Su: 9-20h.
Except days with programate acts. Closed at 14pm. See Museums.
With a tyled roof and mosaic façade. Gaudí undertook the total remodelling
of this existing building. The result was an outside façade representing
a party comparable to Carnival. The house is designed with shapes
inspired from natural elements.
Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (1883-1926) Casa Milà o "La Pedrera"
Sagrada Familia Square
Tel. 93-455 02 47 Visiting hours: September - March: 9 am. and 7 pm. April - August: 9 am and 8 pm. In 1883 Gaudi accepted the asignment to continue building temple.
Corner between Paseo de Gracia and Provenza.
Visiting hours: Monday-Sunday: 10-20h.
Informaciton: Tel. 93-484 59 95.
Metro: Linea 3 (Diagonal).
Bus: 7,16,17,18, 22, 24, 28
Considered to be the most representative work of Modernism, it has a breathtaking wavy faade of stone and iron balconies.