Gaudi’s Barcelona; Susan Semenak; The Gazette


Spain – Works of Antoni Gaudí

He’s everywhere, from the undulating facades of apartment buildings to the soaring, unfinished towers of La Sagrada Familia cathedral, from fairy tale houses with crazy-coloured mosaics to menacing rooftop statues.

Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi’s city. If you get a postcard from the Catalan capital, chances are it features a Gaudi creation.

Even though Spain’s most famous architect has been dead for 86 years, no one or nothing more epitomizes the flair and flamboyance of Barcelona than the enigmatic man who filled it with his outrageous designs. Barcelona boasts the largest collection of Gaudi’s works of any city in the world. He designed or contributed to more than a dozen of the city’s parks, public squares and buildings, of which seven have been designated world heritage sites by UNESCO.

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