Antoni Gaudí was born on June 25, 1852 in Reus Tarragona. He moved to Barcelona with his elder brother, and in 1873 entered to the Architecture School where he obtained the title in 1878. In its beginnings Gaudí had a great influence Gothic and the Muslim culture and can be seen in works like the Casa Vicens, the pavilions of the estate Guell, the Teresianas school and others.
Later he knows entrepreneur Eusebi Güell who would commission him for many of the works that can be visited today in Barcelona, of his works the Palace Güell was the building that gave him the recognition.
In 1890 Gaudí was at his peak and it’s when his works were appearing without stopping, the tower bellesguard, the parc Güell, la casa Batlló, La Pedrera, The facade of the nativity of La Sagrada Familia.
In 1883 he was commissioned to build the basilica of La Sagrada Familia which became his best known work and dedicated exclusively from 1914 until his death in 1928.
Most recognized Gaudí works, that you can visit in Barcelona
Casa Batllò is a modernist building designed by Antoni Gaudí, located on the golden mile of Barcelona Passeig de Gracia, surrounded by sophisticated fashion shops.
The Casa Milà, more known as La Pedrera, is a unique Modernist building with a facade that simulates sea waves and wrought iron balconies with natural shapes.
The construction of the parc Güell was a gift that the entrepreneur Eusebi Guell made to the city, for the enjoyment of the Barcelonans.
The expiatory temple of the Sagrada Familia is the masterpiece of Gaudi par excellence, and is still under construction. The completion of the work is planned for the year 2026, but I was able to visit its amazing interior.
It was the first work of Gaudí from which he obtained recognition, which launched his career and began his works without stopping.