Barcelona - Visions of Gaudi

  • Don't eat them

    The gingerbread houses are lining the entrance to Parc Guëll, a public park situated on a hill north of Barcelona that was constructed by Gaudi. The view is spectacular with the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.

    Parc Guëll

  • The bone house

    This house was reconstructed by Gaudi during 1904-1906. The facade is very spectacular with bone-like pillars at the windows and balconies resembling fish skulls.

    Casa Batlló facade

  • No rulers allowed

    This is the unconventional roof terrace of Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera. The entire building breaks with traditional architecture by not using a single straight line.

    La Pedrera

  • Gingerbread man

    The gingerbread houses are lining the entrance to Parc Guëll, a public park situated on a hill north of Barcelona that was constructed by Gaudi.

    Reine in Parc Guëll

  • Here be dragons

    A lot of Gaudi's work feature colorful trencadis, a Catalan type of mosaic. The scaled roof looks like reptile skin and some claim the roof to be a dragon.

    The roof facade of Casa Batlló

  • Running up that hill

    Palau Nacional sits on top of the hill Montjuïc, where Iberic Celts settled several thousand years ago.

    Palau Nacional

  • Stay awhile and listen

    The large plaza is bordered by the largest bench in the world, supported by 86 columns creating the great hall Sala Hipòstila.

    Gran Placa Circular in Parc Guëll

  • Open the blast door

    This is the unconventional roof terrace of Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera. The entire building breaks with traditional architecture by not using a single straight line.

    Roof terrace at La Pedrera

  • Last breath with a view

    The hill of Montjuïc overlooks the Plaça d'Espanya, where public hangings took place until the gallows were moved in 1715.

    View from Palau National