The 6 Must See Gaudi Buildings In Barcelona

One of the most popular things to see when visiting Barcelona are all the various Gaudi creations. This architect is the most famous in Spain and for good reason. In this article I’m going to show you 6 of the must see Gaudi buildings throughout the city.

Table Of Contents For The 6 Must See Gaudi Buildings In Barcelona

  1. La Sagrada Familia
  2. Park Guell
  3. Casa Batllo
  4. Casa Mila
  5. Guell Palace
  6. Casa Vicens

La Sagrada Familia (The Most Significant Of The Must See Gaudi Buildings In Barcelona)

Gaudi Buildings In Barcelona La Sagrada Familia

Everyone who comes to Barcelona knows about this church. Sagrada Familia became one of Gaudi’s most outstanding and final works. Gaudi had been working on this project for over 40 years. And for the last 12 years of his life he has completely abandoned all other projects and devoted himself to work on Sagrada. He even equipped for himself a studio office in the building in which he moved to live. Gaudi began his career as an architect of the city, and after his death was nicknamed the “Lord’s Architect.”

Gaudi Buildings In Barcelona La Sagarda Familia

Today La Sagrada Familia is one of Spain’s national symbols and the emblem of Barcelona. In 2005, UNESCO recognized part of the church that Gaudi built while he was alive as a world heritage site. The famous architect had designed a grand project. Upon completion, the church will have 18 towers, each of which is dedicated to important church figures. The 12 verses correspond to the 12 apostles, 4 to the four evangelicals, 1 to Mary and the last highest to be dedicated to Jesus with the high cross on the verse. When completed, this church will become the tallest building in Barcelona and the tallest church in the world.

La Sagrada Familia inside

La Sagrada Familia also has four facades. Gaudi only saw the completion of one of them. In 1926, Gaudi famously died as a result of an accident (he was run-over by a tram).

The view from the tower of La Sagrada Familia

Authorities plan to complete the construction of La Sagrada Familia in 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death.

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Key Information

Hours: Monday – Sunday : 9 AM to 7 PM

Price: 25 € (without the tower); 32 € (with the tower)

Where to buy tickets:

Address:Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell

Park Guell

One of Gaudi’s most famous creations is Guell Park. Made to order by his friend and patron, Eusebi Guell. It was planned to build a housing complex for wealthy aristocrats. Gaudi provided many criteria for the creation of this park. One of which was the sea view from each house.

Park Guell Gaudi Buildings In Barcelona

The park is now public and free except for the Gaudi section. Tickets are sometimes sold out before, so it’s best to prepare and buy your tickets online. To buy a ticket click here.

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Throughout the park are placed stone bridges that Gaudi created. His style was close to nature. Gaudi said that there are no straight lines in nature, so his stylistic curves are the lines. It is also evident that he drew inspiration from Moorish style.

Park Guell

For those traveling on a budget just head down to the gates near the Gaudi houses and you’ll be able to see almost everything for free and take some pictures.

Key Information

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM

Price: 10 €

Where to buy tickets:

Address: 08024 Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batllo

Batllo Casa

When designing the Batllo House, Gaudi was given all the freedom he wanted and created something amazing. If you only buy entrance to one of the must see Gaudi buildings (other than Sagrada Familia of course), it should be Batllo House.

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Gaudi completely changed the house that he was ordered to demolish. He redesigned the facade of the house and created a work of art in the middle of the house.

Batllo Casa

Since 1950, the house has not been owned by the Batllo family. Several times the house went from hand to hand and in 1990 the Batllo House fell into the hands of his current owner, Bernat family. They completely renovated the house and opened it to the public. The building is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fun fact: the house receives about one million visitors each year.

Key Information

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9 AM to 9 PM

Price: 25 €

Where to buy tickets:

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Casa Mila

Casa Mila is Gaudi’s last work that was commissioned by the bourgeoisie. As the views of Gaudi and the Mila family diverged on some issues regarding the decoration of this house, Gaudi did not finish this project and ceased working for the bourgeoisie ever since.

Casa Mila

Casa Mila also has a second name, La Pedrera. Interestingly, the population of Barcelona did not initially accept this Gaudi creation and compared the Mila House to a garage. Since 1984, this building has also become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today, some of La Pedrera is still a residence and some of it is open to visitors. You can also go up to the terrace overlooking the Sagrada Familia. This is one of my favorite must see Gaudi buildings in Barcelona.

Casa Mila

Interesting fact: La Pedrera Terrace inspired George Lucas with its style, who at the time was working on the creation of Star Wars. However this fact is not confirmed.

Key Information

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM; reopens 7 PM to 9 PM

Price: 22 €

Where to buy tickets:

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Guell Palace

Guell palace

Guell Palace became one of the first Gaudi buildings for his patron. It was located in one of the most popular and busy areas of Barcelona. Gaudi worked on this project for 5 years from 1885 to 1890. He created a rather simple but at the same time an amazing facade. The facade has three levels: the lower one is two large central arches; the second is a large gallery; the third and highest level is a beautiful parapet.

Guell palace

Although the facade is quite simple for a Gaudi work, the interior reflects the luxury. All rooms are located around the main hall, which is a light source. There is a view that in the main hall of an open courtyard.

Key Information

Hours: Monday – closed; Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 8 PM

Price: 12 €

Where to buy tickets: palauguell

Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Casa Vicens (The First Gaudi Building )

This project was the very first for Gaudi, who was only 26 years old, and he had only just received his diploma.

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This home is distinguished by its simplicity as well as color and style that are close to nature. Here you will immediately notice that Gaudi was inspired by Moorish style.

Casa Vicens

The house is decorated with beautiful metal gates. On which palm leaves are depicted. The Casa Vicens has an exit to the patio which is also forged with doors of beautiful flowers. The second floor has access to an open terrace. The house is covered with a dominant mosaic and red colors.

Casa Vicenes

Although this was Gaudi’s first work, it does not in any way indicate that the architect was not experienced.

Key Information

Hours: Monday: 10 AM to 3 PM; Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM

Price: from 12 €

Where to buy tickets:

Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

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