Barcelona is a city that is synonymous with the late Catalan architect, Gaudi.  His unique architecture has helped to put the city well and truly on the map.  The vibrant colours and bold, unique designs of Gaudi’s work act as a metaphor for Barcelona as a whole.  Here are 3 destinations within the city where you can enjoy his work.

1.  Park Guell.  It’s a steep, twenty-minute walk to the top of Park Guell but the views make it a well worthwhile effort.  As Park Guell is so large with so much to see, I would suggest reserving at least half a day to explore it.

Designed by Gaudi, the Gran Placa Circular is an incredibly impressive structure.  It is supported by eighty-six huge columns and is lined by the ‘Serpentine Bench’, which has been painstakingly adorned with brightly coloured mosaics.
2. Casa Batlló.  Another must-see masterpiece by Gaudi is Casa Batlló, located in the heart of Barcelona.  Its design features almost no straight lines, making it an incredibly unique-looking building. 

3. La Sagrada Familia.  La Sagrada Familia, or Church of the Holy Family as it is also known, is one of Gaudi’s most notable masterpieces.  It’s one of the ultimate wonders of modern architecture the world over.  There is a remarkable story behind the La Sagrada Familia – by the time Gaudi had passed away, only a fraction of the church has been completed.  To this day, its construction is still ongoing with an estimated completion date of 2026.

The first thing that you may notice about La Sagrada Familia on entering is how vast it is.  The ceiling stretches to dizzying heights.  Its unique design looks somewhat organic, you won’t find anything like it anywhere else.  La Sagrada Familia is truly unique.

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