1. Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaud’s unfinished masterpiece and Barcelona’s most famous structure, is scheduled to be completed in 2026. Many believe it to be one of Europe’s best tourist spots. Go to the little park close to Placa de Gaud, which has a lake encircled by a low wall. You’d assume it was designed only for capturing photos and selfies. Sitting on the wall, you may snap a picture of yourself against the background of the lake and the cathedral. Inside, take pictures when the sun shines through the big stained glass windows in the middle of the morning and again in the middle of the afternoon.
2. Casa Batlló
If you haven’t already noticed, Antoni Gaud’s work has had a significant impact on the subject matter of this blog post, and my next destination is no exception. Casa Batlló’s exterior seems to be made of skulls and skeletons. In reality, the skulls serve as platforms for the balconies, while the bones function as supporting pillars. When you go inside and look about, you’ll see that Gaud paid special attention to detail in his designs, such as how the size of the window varies as you move away from the building’s summit.
3. Parc Güell
As early as 1900, Eusebi Güell gave Antoni Gaud the job of building a well-known residential neighborhood on the edge of Barcelona. Only one of the forty beautiful mansions that were planned was ever built, and it is now a museum. Gaudi’s design for the park was very new at the time, but when World War I broke out in 1914, it was left unfinished. About 3 million people go there every year. The most famous picture of Park Güell is of the Hansel-and-Gretel-style gatehouses, which can be seen from the Placa de la Natura terrace, along with the tiled bench that surrounds the plaza in front.