THE BARCELONA OF ANTONI GAUDI
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Antoni Gaudí was one of the most important modernist style architects worldwide. Many of his most extraordinary works are to be found in Barcelona.
SOME EXAMPLES ARE:
(1906-1910) , "Passeig de Gràcia 92" The irregularly curved walls of this building remind of dunes in the desert. And the upper end of the façade is the spitting image of the mountains from the background. When it was made, this building was too futurist for most people, and gained the nickname La Pedrera, "the quarry". Today it is considered a landmark work of modern architecture.
(1883-1926) , "Plaça de la Sagrada Familia"This great cathedral, inspired by gothic style yet a landmark of modern architecture, is in reality not much more than a facade. Gaudí died before he could finish his biggest and most beloved project, with galleries that should have room for 1500 singers, 700 children and 5 organs.Will the city of Barcelona ever complete this monumental work?