One of the most important architect characteristics of Gaudí is his unique and innovative style: the Modern catalan
Since Aerobus´s blog we propose a tour through the most architecture characteristics from Antoni Gaudí, and you can find it by touring through the city of Barcelona.
AAntonio Gaudí, the genius of modern catalan
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born in Reus in 1852 and received his degree in architecture in 1878. His style of geometry and volume, as well as his imagination, has transformed him into the role model of architecture in Barcelona and representative of modern catalan, making him the architect guide of the world.
In all his works exists a major influence about nature, from then on the design is curved from rocks, the organic forms and sculptures of twisted irons. Gaudí is an authentic fan of details and integrated his handcrafted work in which he recognized perfection, like the glassworks, woodwork, ceramic and iron.
Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia
Known as the Sagrada Familia, it is a catholic basilica designed by Gaudí. His work began in 1882 and is still unfinished. It is the most representative work of modern architecture in catalan, and it is one of the three Spanish monuments that is visited most, along with the Prado Museum and La Alhambra. Besides the Vatican, it is the church most visited in Europe.
Located in the Gracia area, Park Güell is a public park built between 1900 and 1914 from the business owner Eusebi Güell and designed by Gaudí. It opened in 1926, however it came up to be a residential area.
The Casa Milà
In Barcelona´s district, in Paseo of Gracia´s 92, we find the Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera. The house´s esthetic is especially inspired by its organic nature forms and it was built between 1906 and 1910.
The Casa Batlló
Traced by Gaudí´s naturalist stage, the Casa Batlló is a remodel of an old building by the architect Emilio Sala Cortés. You can find it on the 43 in Paseo of Gracia, in the unknown Manzana of Discordia, joined to other architecture works like the Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller or Casa Murellas, among others. The style is baroque style, and completely moves away from rigid and classic forms.
Situated on the Nou of the Rambla street and close to the port and promenade, this palace was designed by Gaudí even though it was responsible for Eusebi Güell. This palace was the first in charge of architecture, and came up with 25 possible facades for the palace.
Built between 1883 and 1888, the Gracia area is found. It was the first work of Gaudí to receive a degree as an architect. Besides his modern style, belongs to his orientalist phase, with great influence from Asian, Islamic, and Hispanic esthetic art, like mudejar and nazari. In 2005 it was declared a World Heritage Site.
Located on the 55 from Paseo of Manuel Girona, the Portal Miralles is an access door to the Casa Miralles. It was in charge of Gaudí by Hermenegild Miralles i Angeles, the owner of an industry in charge of the construction materials. It is made with a great ornamental arch with a cross made out of iron, and counts on a roof for the rain and a plowshare door made out of iron. In addition to the sculpture of Gaudí that was made in 2002 with the portals remake.
Teresiano School of Barcelona
It is found in the locality of San Gervasio of Cassoals. It belongs to the new gothic era of Gaudí, and it is strongly inspired by its medieval gothic style. It was built in 1888 and 1890, and the original idea came from Enrique of Ossó, the founder of the Company Santa Teresa of Jesus, who decided to establish this place as a convent and a boarding school for girls.
We hope this tour through Barcelona of Gaudí encourages you to visit the Condal city and to enjoy an incredible architecture. Remember that if you prefer to work on a plane, from Aerobus we are in charge to pick you up from the airport or take you to your flight without worrying about arriving late. In only 35 minutes.
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