Barcelona has some of the best architecture in the world, and much of it can be attributed to the architectural genius, Antoni Gaudí. Let’s take a look at some of his most impressive works!

Casa Vicens

An ideal place to start your architectural journey is Casa Vicenza, as this was Gaudí’s first major project.

The exterior of the house immediately catches the attention of passers-by due to its red, white, green and blue color scheme. Despite the relatively bold appearance, Gaudí was still able to maintain a subtle charm that matches the tranquility of the Gràcia neighborhood.

A visit to Casa Vicenza is guaranteed to be a truly enriching experience, as it provides an insight into Gaudí’s creative techniques, including the use of colors, tiles and geometric lines.

Although the building was built over 130 years ago, Casa Vicens remains a favorite among both locals and tourists. Various events and workshops are also organized throughout the year, allowing visitors to channel their inner artist.

In terms of tickets, there is a variety to choose from to ensure you get the perfect experience.

Casa Batlo

One of the city’s most famous streets is the Passeig de Gracia, home to a wide selection of luxury shops and the iconic Casa Batllo, one of Gaudi’s most impressive houses.

The house was not actually built by Gaudí, although it was completely remodeled by him in 1904 after the homeowner, Josep Batlo, wanted his house to stand out from the rest. Gaudí was given complete creative freedom, and despite facing some problems with the local government over certain architectural features, the house was successfully redesigned into what we now know as Casa Batllo.

Over the years, the house has been owned by various people, although it is now owned by the Bernat family, who have opened its doors to the public, allowing visitors from around the world to admire Gaudí’s work.

We highly recommend buying the Visit + Concert: Magical Night ticket, which includes entry to the house, a glass of delicious cava and an amazing rooftop concert. Doesn’t that look spectacular?

Park Guell

One of Barcelona’s biggest attractions is Park Güell, also designed by the amazing Antoni Gaudi. This amazing green space should be on everyone’s bucket list when visiting the city.

Originally, the area was planned to be turned into a housing estate, however, there was a lack of interest from buyers, so it was turned into a large private garden, thus creating Park Güell!

As you explore the vast grounds, you’ll find colorful mosaics, beautiful arches, incredible views, and two unique houses (one of which Gaudi lived in). Park Güell is truly beautiful and was classified as a World UNESCO Heritage Site in 1984, further proving its importance.

For those looking to immerse themselves in a Gaudí tour, consider purchasing a group or private guided tour, as this will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the park’s history.

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

One of Gaudí’s masterpieces, the Casa Milla (La Pedrera) can be found along Passeig de Gràcia.

The exterior of this architectural gem is very different from Gaudi’s other creations as it lacks color, and instead has a curved facade with gray tones. Its unique appearance offers visitors an alternative insight into Gaudí’s creative mind and makes it stand out even more.

Casa Mila has a beautiful interior that promises to amaze every visitor. The intricate ceiling, the detailed ironwork around the doors and stairs, the array of wall paintings and many more architectural techniques, it is simply incredible. These unconventional techniques create a truly magical atmosphere within the building, and continue to inspire artists and architects to this day.

There are different types of tickets available for Casa Mila, however for those who want a truly memorable experience we recommend the Night Experience ticket, which is a guided nocturnal tour around the house, and includes a glass of cava and unique and immersive visuals. Show on the roof. What more could you ask for?

La Sagrada Familia

Undoubtedly, La Sagrada Familia is Gaudí’s most famous structure. The one-of-a-kind church was first designed in 1882 and is scheduled to be completed in 2026, however, you don’t have to wait until then to experience its beauty.

Gaudí integrated a variety of architectural styles throughout the church’s construction, and upon visiting, you’ll notice numerous features commonly associated with Gothic churches and classic Greek sculptures. La Sagrada Familia has seven apsidal chapels, numerous intricate columns and a variety of beautiful stained glass windows, all of which add to the ethereal beauty of the structure.

A general admission ticket is the only option for entry into La Sagrada Familia, however the experience of visiting the church itself is extraordinary, so no additional ticket is required.

Gaudí’s work has had a significant influence on modern architecture and is a primary attraction for visitors to Barcelona. Visiting his masterpieces will continue his amazing legacy and is a great way to discover Barcelona’s incredible architectural gems.

Sandra Roig

Sandra Roig is the Marketing Director AB Apartment Barcelona. AB Apartments Barcelona is an apartment rental agency offering over a thousand short and long term apartments throughout Barcelona. If you would like to become a guest blogger on a luxury travel blog to raise your profile, please contact us.

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