Gaudi. He makes up a lot of the things to see in Barcelona. So many, that it warrants its own post.
We visited 4 Gaudi buildings/locations while in Barcelona. Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Parc Guell (free) and La Sagrada Familia. The Gaudi stuff is quite pricey so if cost is an issue, research which ones you’d like to see, and pick and choose. Since each place is owned and operated by different people, you can’t get 1 ticket to see everything, or get a discount on multiple tickets.
Mushroom-shaped fireplace with seating
The sitting room has these amazing dividers with coloured glass and curved wood frames
I wanted to highlight the way the light shone into the room
3D tiles on the terrace
The tiling on the inner part of the house. It looks like the inside of a really nice cruise ship, but more unique
The doors were specially designed and carved for this house. The handles were hand wrought so that when you hold it, it fits perfectly with your fingers/hand
The chimney’s on the room are stylish and functional. Something that Gaudi is known for
The tiling and design are meant to look like the back of a dragon
A close-up of the mosaic tiling on the chimneys
Another view of the crest on the roof
The mosaic tiling on this chimney is so colourful!
Casa Batllo from the front
Casa Mila (La Pedrera) – La Pedrera was originally built as an apartment building with spacious flats
The outside of La Pedrera
Looking up from inside the open air courtyard
The roof of La Pedrera. Once again, style meets function
Glass mosaic decoration on the chimneys
It looks like a soft serve icecream
La Sagrada Familia – One of the highlights of Barcelona. This amazing structure is still being built, even though Gaudi died in 1926. The different facades are so different from each other and unique in their own right. The interior is colourful and like no other cathedral I’ve ever been in. The size, intricacy and coolness are definitely worth seeing. The building is rich with symbolism and imagery.
The outside of La Sagrada Familia. You can see the cranes still working on the construction
The passion facade
The inside of the cathedral
The glass in the windows is amazingly colourful!
The ceiling is a work of art in it of itself
There are many tiers and levels to the inside
The large pipe organ
We climbed up the tower on the Nativity facade
View from the walkway outside the tower
The stairs going down
Turtle under a pillar
Parc Guell – This park has a lot of Gaudi touches in it. It’s free to roam about and explore.
There’s a vantage point inside the park with great views of the city, and the ocean in the distance
The famous mosaic salamander (they call it a dragon). It was really popular that day!