The Curious Case Of Antonio Gaudi

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Antonio Gaudi, the architect that made Barcelona the city it is today, has left his mark literally everywhere in the city. We give you three places to see in Barcelona in order to feel its true soul and spirit! 


In 1879, the Barcelona City Council elected Gaudi to design the streetlights at Plaza Real and Pla de Palau squares. Completely made of wrought iron and bronze, they represent the winged helmet of the god Mercury and his two snakes.  

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)  

Casa Mila was built between 1906 and 1910, and it caused controversy between the Mila family, Gaudi, and the city. It seemed that this house was doomed to failure, but Painter Salvador Dali was one of the first and rare people to defend the architect’s work. Today, this house is an example of Catalan modernism.   

Pallau Güel  

At the Paris Exhibition in 1878, Anthony Gaudí met Eusebius Guel, a Catalan industrialist who fell in love with his style and gave Gaudi his palace in La Rambla for reconstruction.    

In the chimneys, Gaudi tested the crooked technique that actually made him one of the most important architects of the 20th century.