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Barcelona topics tagged Gaudi

"Gaudi" in Barcelona

Which tower in Sagrada Familia

Which tower – Nativity or Passion ? What is the suggestion of Barcelona residents? I need to book tickets online accordingly.

Park Guell free entry

How can we enter the monumental zone of Park Guell for free? Any insider tips? If we pay for the ticket, is it worth it?

What tickets to buy for Sagrada Familia?

At the official website of Sagrada Familia, there are too many options for tickets - Only entry; entry and audio guide; entry and guided tour; tower visit; Gaudi museum and so on. Which is the recommended ticket to buy for visiting La Sagrada Familia?

Modernisme Barcelona

Which are the must-visit buildings to understand Modernisme, and art nouveau buildings, for which Barcelona is so famous?

    Should we pay entrance fee to Gaudi's Parc Guell?

    Gaudi's Park Guell has an entrance fee for monumental zone, which is less than 10% of the park area. Is it worth paying or should we just roam the free part of Parc Guell?

    Antoni Gaudí

    Antoni Gaudí was a 19th century Catalan architect whose Modernisme architecture is synonymous with Barcelona. Seven of his works is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    Here is a more complete list of his work.

    Inspired by nature

    Each of Gaudi’s work sports a distinctive look. His designed was inspired by naturally-occurring forms. His belief was,” There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.”

    Sagrada Familia

    Gaudi was known for his unique treatment of materials, including ceramics that can be seen in the motifs he created at Park Guell. His magnum opus is undoubtedly the unfinished Sagrada Familia. Gaudi took over the design of the Sagrada Familia in 1883 and worked on it until his death. When asked if he was concerned about the time it was taking to build the Sagrada Familia, he famously remarked, "my client is not in a hurry," and by the client, he meant God.

    Towards the latter part of his life, after 1910, Gaudi worked exclusively on Sagrada Familia. Gaudí died on June 10, 1926, after getting hit by a trolley car, while taking his daily walk to the Sant Felip Neri church. At the time of his death, only a quarter of Sagrada Familia was completed. Of the three facades that were envisioned, only Nativity was completed. Today, one more, Passion Facade, is also complete. Visitors can climb to the top of either of the towers of Sagrada Familia.

    Due to Gaudí's profoundly religious and ascetic lifestyle, his beatification was approved by the Vatican in 2000.Sagrada Familia has a final completion target date of 2026, to mark the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s passing.


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