Antoni Gaudí is the greatest representative of Catalan Modernisme. If you like this architecture, Barcelona is your city. In this post, you will find information about where his work is located throughout the city. You can also find extra info about Gaudí in our Barcelona guide.

Temple of the Sagrada Familia

It is the most famous work of Antoni Gaudí. It has been in the process of being built since 1882, which was when the first stone was placed. Its completion is expected in 2026. It’s a church with a Latin cross plan, and consists of several bell towers, the tallest representing Jesus.

We recommend you to buy a ticket online, it is cheaper than if you buy it at the box office.

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Batlló House

Functional and modern Gaudí house full of colour and fantasy declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is popularly known as the house of the masks, the house of bones or the house of the dragon.

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Vicens House

Gaudí’s first masterpiece, located in the neighbourhood of Gràcia, built by Mr. Manuel Vicens as a summer home. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After an iron gate shaped like a palm leaf, there is a Mudejar style historicist house, with four floors (basement, ground floor and two floors), covered with spectacular green and white tiles. In 2017, the Vicens House opened its doors as a museum house.

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La Pedrera or Milà House

It looks like an open quarry, which can be visited both day and night. The facade pretends to be the sea in movement. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit the attic, the roof and an apartment.

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Palau Güell

The building was finished in 1890. It stands out for its conception of space and light. It was the private residence of Gaudí’s patron, Count Güell. The Palau Güell has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are several open days throughout the year: the first Sunday of each month, May 21st, April 23rd, the Museum Night, September 11th and 24th, and December 15th. Tickets are delivered in two shifts until they are sold out.

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Park Güell

Eusebi Güell commissioned Gaudí to conduct a full urbanisation of the old village of Gràcia. Finally, only two houses were built, one of which is currently the Gaudí House-Museum. Gaudí respected the existing vegetation and introduced Mediterranean plants with low water demand. The park became a private garden, which after the death of Güell was offered by his heirs to the City Council of Barcelona, becoming a public park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We recommend you buy a ticket online, ensuring your access. With the entry you can access the Bus Güell for free. It is a shuttle that goes from the Alfons X underground stop to the Park Güell.

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School of the Teresians

It is a school dedicated to teaching for the last 125 years. It is characterised by parabolic arches, helical columns, wrought iron bars and four-armed crosses.

No visits allowed.

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Güell Pavilions

It was the first order to Gaudí from who would prove to be his great patron, Eusebi Güell. Gaudí redesigned the garden of the leisure estate of the Güell family, built the wrought iron gate in the shape of a dragon and built two pavilions, one, the house of the doorman and the other, the stables.

There are guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets can be booked on +34 932 562 504.

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Calvet House

The manufacturer Pere Màrtir Calvet commissioned Antoni Gaudí to build the Calvet House. His business occupied the basement and the ground floor, and the upper floors were used for housing. It was built using stone from Montjuïc. Its curved façade and the balconies of the attic with wrought iron stand out. In 1900, the house won the prize for the best house of the year by the Barcelona City Council. Currently, the ground floor houses a restaurant.

No visits allowed, except the restaurant.

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Bellesguard Tower

The Bellesguard Tower has straight shapes, something unusual in the work of Antoni Gaudí. It was inspired by the medieval castle of Martin the Human. It receives its name, “Bellesguard”, in Catalan, or “Buena Vista”, for its strategic position and its magnificent views.

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The entrance gateway of the Miralles Estate

It was commissioned by Ermenegild Miralles who wanted to build his private residence. The building was the work of Doménec Sugranyes. Gaudí designed the main access door and the perimeter wall. It is located outdoors.

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