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Gaudi's Casas

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The Eixample District  of Barcelona, Spain  was designed as a new expansion located outside of the original city walls. The areas' street pattern forms a rectangular grid  crossed by the wide Avenue known as the Diagonal.  It is in this area  that  you  can find several  examples  of  Gaudi's most acclaimed projects and other examples of his style of architecture.     

       Gaudi's Casa Mila in Barcelona is known as "La Pedrera" - or The Quarry

Casa Milą or La Pedrera ("The Quarry") (92 Passeig de Gracia) was designed and constructed without any straight lines and possesses a distinctly wavy appearance. The ironwork on the Balconies is intricate and thought provoking.  Casa Milą  is one of Gaudi's most famous projects.

 

Casa Batllo, one of Gaudi's most popular works, is open for touring and an autoguide is included as part of the tour.  More information can be found at the official website of Casa Battlo  The building is exquisite.  Its exterior is a stunning collection of embedded glass and glazed tiles that provide a remarkable, "rolling" facade.  Gaudi included a number of surprises in the interior design that make visiting a truly memorable experience.

 

Interior of Casa Batllo.  Exterior views of the building are shown below.

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Gaudi's early creation - Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens is located at  18-24 Carrer de les Carolines, Grącia District. It was Gaudi's first project  (1878)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Barcelona Modernism and Gaudi Walking Tour

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Independent Day Trip to Dali's Figueres and Girona

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Casa Batllo at night - a famous Gaudi house    

Casa Batllo (43 Passeig de Gracia) is marvelous, day or night.  Every detail of the building is custom and it is decorated  in a unique manner.

 

Details of Gaudi's Casa Batllo

Close up  of the tower near the top of Casa Batllo showing Gaudi's attention to detail and his mixing of eclectic styles.

 

Distinctive windows at Gaudi's Casa Batllo

Closer to street level, the windows of Casa Batllo show Gaudi's aversion to  the use of straight lines the developed later in his career.

Gaudi's Parc Güell

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia

The Best Places to Visit in Barcelona, Spain

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