Visit with an History of Art graduate guide two of Gaudi’s most important works, La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia. Be ready to open your eyes, heart and mind as you enter Gaudi’s mystical and sophisticated world.
- Experience CategoryMuseum & Arts
- Average Length4 hours
Gaudi’s Highlights Tour
Visit La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia with a History of Art graduate guide
The original name of La Pedrera is indeed Casa Milà, but this popular name was given for it’s the stone quarry façade. Built between 1906 and 1912 by Gaudí, this weird, curvy and wonderful building is one of the first apartment constructions declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, because of its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value it received this recognition in 1984.
The impressive façade is said to have been inspired by the Montserrat mountain, and the tangled apartment balconies resemble cave dwellings.
Included in our visit is the entrance to the Gaudí Museum located in the same building.
Very few things would prepare you for the tremendous impact that the Sagrada Familia strikes for the very first time. The building construction began in 1882 with a rather humble and modest intention. Up until Antoni Gaudí (only 31 years old at that time) took charge of the development, ultimately changing both the scale and direction of the project, imposing his peculiar symbiosis which would reflect his deep nationalist and spiritual feelings. He devoted himself to this project up until his death as soon as he finished Parc Güell in 1911, achieving what is considered as the most daring Art Nouveau creation. Light and color play a significant role in this game of geometrical evangelism.