3 Places To Find Gaudi's Work In Barcelona


Alongside tapas and gorgeous weather, Barcelona is also well-known for its distinctive architecture. One person that's responsible for several of these famous attractions and buildings is Antoni Gaudi - an architect renowned for his unique style. In fact, you'd struggle to wander through the city and not see at least one piece of his work!

Take a look at these 3 incredible places and buildings to find Gaudi's work!

1) La Sagrada Familia

Starting off with the most famous building in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia is a church that's actually unfinished and is still being built today. It's construction started in 1882, and is still incomplete as it relies on private donations and the visitor entrance fees. It's current predicted completion date isn't until 2030!

That being said, this church is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an incredible piece of architecture. If it wasn't for the cranes you'd be forgiven for believing the church was already complete! It's a sight not to be missed, and no amount of photos you've seen before can take away from seeing it for the first time in real life. It's certainly a building like no other.

Visitors can admire the building from the outside, or entrance tickets start at €15 for adults. Discounts are available for students.

2) Park Güell 

You will have undoubtedly seen countless pictures of Park Guell over on Instagram and Pinterest as it's probably one of the most photographed parts of Barcelona. Park Guell gives incredible views over the city, and it's mosaic covered buildings, steps and benches attract thousands and thousands of visitors each year. So don't expect to get photographs of those iconic, tiled seats without other people in your shot if you're not prepared to be patient!

Before visiting Barcelona I naively thought that entrance to the park would be free. How wrong I was! Today entrance to the main section of the park costs €7. You can either pre-book online beforehand, or buy tickets on the day at the main entrance.

3) Casa Batlló 
A lesser known, but still an incredible building, is Casa Battló. It was originally built as an apartment block, but is today used as a museum. The tiled roof is described as looking like a dragon, and the other features of the building like the windows are incredibly unique. Casa Battló is just a twenty minute walk from La Sagrada Familia.


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