Following the Gaudí Trail
If one thing characterizes the city of Barcelona, it is the unique modernist style of architecture and its master, Antoni Gaudí. Lose yourself in his fantastical structures, an absolute must during any trip to Barcelona.
Each of Gaudí´s masterpieces is truly unique, inspired, and wonderfully beautiful, clearly inspired by the diverse beauty of nature. We here at Aspasios are great admirers of Gaudí and the modernist genre so we have gathered some information that we think is important for your stay on his most famous buildings.
La Pedrera (Casa Milà)
What distinguishes this building from all of Gaudí´s others is that it is composed exclusively of natural forms and curves. Throughout it is difficult to find even one straight line or right angle. Insiders´ tip: the 360-degree views from the roof of this construction are unimaginably good!
+34 902 20 21 38 Carrer de Provença, 261 (Eixample)
The lines are long and for good reason, but even just standing outside this massive church seems like a privilege. From each façade to the toweres to the sublime interior arcades, Sagrada Familia is not let-down. Insiders´ tip: Be sure to buy your ticket online in advance to avoid waiting in eternal lines.
+34 935 13 20 60 Carrer de Mallorca, 401(Eixample)
This family home is truly a piece of art, from each and every mosaic and subtle curve to innovative ventilation systems and unique, colorful touches throughout. Go all the way to the roof to see why this building is nicknamed “the dragon house”.
+34 932 16 03 06 Passeig de Gràcia, 43 (Eixample)
Royal Plaza (Plaça Reial)
It is a surprise even to many locals that Gaudí designed the flourishing Street lamps in this plaza at the heart of the Gothic Quarter. It was his first architectural commission by the city and marks the begninng of an era!
(no telephone) Plaça Reial (Gothic Quarter)
From here, witness incredible views of the city, not to mention Gaudí mosaic statues and winding walls. Without a doubt, this is an absolute “must” for any first-time visitor to the city. Insiders´ tip: Get here first thing in the morning to avoid the tourist crowds.
+34 902 20 03 02 Carrer d’Olot, 5 (Gracía)
Do you have other Gaudí favrites here in Barcelona? Tell us!