Barcelona is a city with a rich history and culture. Gaudí, one of Barcelona's most famous architects, designed many of the city's buildings, monuments and parks. Many visitors come to Barcelona for its architecture and design. But there are not few tourist attractions in Barcelona related to Gaudí and Modernism, so a Free Tour like the ones we offer you in Guruwalk is the safest option to not miss any detail.
An alternative point to get to know Gaudí's Barcelona could be the apple of discord.
Gaudí's apple of discord is a monument located in Montjuïc. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1928 and inaugurated in 1937.
The original name of the monument was "Gran Manzanita del Parterre" (Great Apple of the Garden). However, when it was built during the Spanish Civil War, it became a bone of contention between Catalans and Spaniards because it did not represent either side.
The monument is made of reinforced concrete with a metal staircase leading to the top. It is 9 metres high and weighs around 14 tonnes, which makes it quite heavy for such a small thing.
Two of the architect's most emblematic buildings are the Casa Batlló and the Predrera.
Casa Batlló was built on the site of a former textile factory that had been demolished, and was originally commissioned as a private home for a Barcelona businessman.
The house is often called "Gaudí's masterpiece" because of its extensive use of naturalistic motifs, which are also found in his other works.
La Predera or Casa Milà was commissioned by the industrialist Eusebi Güell in 1877 as a secluded residence for his family. Today, this house is open to public visits where you can admire its beautiful architecture.
Yes, if you've heard of the Catalan industrialist's name, the park that bears his name has surely come to mind. Park Güell is a park in Barcelona. It was built in the early 1890s and was not completed until 1914.
It is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist destinations and is home to many gardens, paths and architectural structures.
The park's most famous feature is Gaudí's pavilion on the hill. The temple-like building comprises a crypt with mosaics, stained glass and sculpted figures on the exterior walls.
We can't give you all the Modernisme and Gaudí heritage in Barcelona in these lines, but we can't forget the architect's greatest work, the Sagrada Família.
It is Barcelona's most popular tourist destination.
Construction of the church began in 1882 and was not completed until October 2010. Antoni Gaudí's vision for the church was to create something that combined modernism (a philosophy that glorified nature) with neo-gothic (a revival of medieval forms). He also wanted to build a religious building that did not follow any traditional form or decoration.
It is, of course, one of the most important tourist attractions in Barcelona.
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