Antoni Gaudí was a famous architect, the most important name in the Catalan modernist movement.
Born in Baix Camps (Reus, Riudom), Gaudí studied, worked and lived most of his life in Barcelona.
His works are among the most visited touristic sites in Barcelona, including iconic constructions like Casa Batlló, Casa Milá, and the mesmerizing Sagrada Família.
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Gaudí also designed a beautiful public park located at Monte Carmelo. Park Güell has a variety of gardens and gorgeous architectural elements, making it worthy of its title of World Heritage Site.
Park Güell reflects the architect’s naturalist period, in which Gaudí worked on perfecting his personal style by looking for inspiration in nature. In order to create Park Güell, Gaudí developed a series of innovative structural solutions that would later influence his work at Sagrada Família.
Gaudí actually lived in Park Güell for a number of years, from 1906 to 1925. Thirty eight years later, on the 28th of September of 1963, his former residence was opened as a museum by the name of Casa Museu Gaudí, or as it is known in English Gaudí House-Museum.
Casa Museu Gaudí
By visiting Casa Museu Gaudí, the public will have the opportunity of seeing intricate pieces of furniture and other objects that were designed by the famous architect.
Casa Museu Gaudí can be found inside Park Güell, located at Carrer d’Olot. While you can visit some areas of the park for free, there is a fee for the visit to Casa Museum Gaudí. Prices range from 4.50€ (children, students and retirees) to 5.50€ (general).
The best way to get to Park Güell using public transportation is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Lesseps; or taking one of the following buses: 24, 32, 92, 116, H6.
If you are interested in learning more about Antoni Gaudí and in getting to know more of his work, there are several other sites you can visit in Barcelona.
Casa Batlló Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Casa Milá/La Pedrera Carrer de Provença, 261-265
Casa Vicens Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24
Palau Güell Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
Colonia Güell Carrer Claudi Güell, Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló
The iron dragon at Finca Güell Avinguda de Pedralbes, 7
Casa Calvet Carrer de Casp, 48
Torre Bellesguard Carrer Benedetti, 162
The fountain at Parc de la Ciutadella Passeig de Picasso, 21
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