Visit Barcelona in the footsteps of Antoni Gaudí (you'll love it)

The sun, the tapas, the beaches and the Mediterranean are not Barcelona's only assets. The city also appeals for its architecture and iconic buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. And guess who's behind all these tourist attractions? We've got the answer: Antoni Gaudí. We take a look back at 3 outstanding achievements by Catalonia's best-known architect.

The Sagrada Familia overlooking the city of Barcelona

The Sagrada Familia overlooking the city of Barcelona

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La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is Barcelona's most famous monument, and one of the world's most famous unfinished buildings. At last, we're beginning to get a glimpse of the end of the work... The last work of Antoni Gaudí, the brilliant Catalan architect, will then be the tallest cathedral in Europe.

But before you see the final result, you'll have to wait a few more years. The famous Sagrada Familia, construction of which began in 1882, should finally be completed, if all goes well, in less than 3 years, in 2026.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's most emblematic (and most visited) monument

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's most emblematic (and most visited) monument

Practical info

📍Location: here on GoogleMaps

Opening times: every day from 9am to 8pm

👛Price: from €16

Parc Güell

The ambitions of the famous Catalan architect were so great that some of his works could not be completed during his lifetime. Park Güell, a landscaped garden with trees that is currently being finished, is further proof of this. Until recently, it was the last site designed by Antoni Gaudí still free of charge in Barcelona. Since 2021, however, it has been subject to a charge. Firstly, to regulate the number of tourists visiting the site, and secondly, to pay for the work needed to complete the park.

The park is very popular with tourists, who enjoy wandering through the park's 'twisted' alleys, following the walls decorated with colourful mosaics. It's a lovely walk, especially at the end of the day, when the sun sets and the light fades.

View from the top of Parc Guell, Barcelona

View from the top of Parc Guell, Barcelona

Practical info

📍Location: it's here on GoogleMaps

Opening times : Every day from 9.30am to 7.30pm

👛Prices: between €10 and €13.50

Casa Battló

Located at number 43 on the prestigious Passeig de Gracia avenue, Casa Batlló was built by Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 for the industrialist Josep Batlló. A Unesco World Heritage Site, the building captivates visitors with its spectacular Modernista architecture and profusion of visual effects.

Passers-by' eyes are irresistibly drawn to the exceptional twisted façade, which gives the building a soft feel, as well as to its colourful mosaics and original stained glass windows. It's impossible to pass by without taking a photo of this residence.

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, on a cloudy day

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, on a cloudy day

Practical info

📍Location: here on GoogleMaps

Opening times : Every day from 9am to 8pm

👛Price: from €12

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