No visit will be complete without seeing some of the stunning works of Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona.
Celebrated across the globe, Gaudi’s style has heavily influenced Barcelona, but also its people and architectural design throughout Spain and the rest of the world. And you can see a handful of his buildings in Barcelona itself! If you’ve been following our Instagram, you will have seen us on our search for some of the famous buildings of Gaudi in Barcelona?
Barcelona is an incredible city, with so many things to do that you’ll honestly be spoilt for choice. Just make sure to take some time to visit the very special buildings of Gaudi in Barcelona.
That’s why I wanted to show you some of the very best buildings of Gaudi in Barcelona that you should definitely visit. Some will take a good few hours to visit, others, a fleeting moment, whatever the case… just don’t miss them!
Take a look at some of my very favourite buildings of Gaudi in Barcelona, below. ❤️
1.) Casa Batlló
Perched on Paseo de Gracia, Casa Batlló is a short 10-minute walk from Casa Mila. Its eye-catching design and roof are influenced by the skin of a dragon while the nature-inspired shapes of Casa Batlló make this building one of my favourites to see while visiting the city.
Originally, the building was due to be demolished, then Gaudi took creative control and totally transformed the building into the modernist dream it is today. It’s one of the most iconic buildings by Gaudi in Barcelona and also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You can buy your tickets at the door, or by booking online before your visit at the official Casa Batlló website.
2.) Sagrada Familia
Although incomplete, Sagrada Familia is one of Gaudi’s lifelong dreams that is still being constructed. Recently given a completion date of 2026 – his lifelong project will finally be completed over 100 years after its conception and is one of the most iconic buildings of Gaudi in Barcelona.
Although Gaudi knew that he would never see Sagrada Familia completed in his lifetime, his vision has been maintained to create one of the world’s most celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the crypt while at the Sagrada Familia. It’s one of the little spots that people often miss.
Just try to buy your tickets online before you visit. This will help you skip many of the long queues – especially on a hot summer day. 🤗
For a great hotel nearby, pop into the Barcelona EDITION which has an amazing rooftop area too.
3.) Park Guell
Park Guell is one of Barcelona’s most famous public parks, situated on the edge of Carmel Hill, its beautiful charm and delightful colourful buildings are a must-see on a sunny Barcelona afternoon.
Make sure to head across in the mid-afternoon and watch the sun bathe the park in a beautiful glow.
Oh, and whilst you’re here, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for el drac too! It’s the mosaic salamander near the steps.
4.) Casa Mila
Casa Milà was constructed in the early 20th century by Gaudi. Commissioned by Pere Milà i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i Artells, this building was actually disliked by most locals during its construction. Thankfully the city, its people and visitors alike have come to love this most impressive building.
Don’t forget to visit the roof terrace around sunset where you can watch the glow of the sky and the buzz of the city.
5.) Sagrada Família Schools
Based within the grounds of Sagrada Família, this impressive and shapely building is a great place to explore the history of construction around Gaudi’s projects.
Unlike some early 20th century architects, Gaudi was caring and passionate about the welfare of his workers, ensuring his staff, their families and children all benefited from his projects, with Sagrada Família Schools being one of his most impressive.
6.) Gaudi’s Home
Technically not built by Gaudi, his home within Park Güell is a perfect place witness the intimate setting and home where Gaudi lived in the early part of the twentieth century.
Now a museum costing around €5-10, it showcases some of Gaudi’s most influential pieces, his bedroom, study and designs that he cared so much about. It’s a great spot to learn about the history of Gaudi in Barcelona and his vision.