These top Gaudí sights you can’t miss in Barcelona were on my list when we came. It’s taken a few trips to Barcelona to get to each of them, but the effort has been worth it.
Anton Gaudí is also known as Barcelona’s architect. His contribution in his lifetime was enormous, making him a pioneer of the Barcelona we see today. Most know him for his most famed work — La Sagrada Familia. A church with natural qualities that has yet to be finished. Why? They’re only using money made from ticket sales and private donations to pay for it. So yes, that means when you visit, you technically contributed to the building efforts.
His Catalan Modernism style was incredible. Works in private houses, public parks, and churches still to this day are spectacular. Most of his works have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making his architecture one of the most studied styles in schools. To put it simply, his work is otherworldly.
As an architecture lover, all of these top Gaudí sights you can’t miss in Barcelona were something else to see. Take a peak at these beautiful places to put at the top of your list.
Top Gaudí Sights You Can’t Miss in Barcelona
What to know before visiting any Gaudí sight in Barcelona:
- You cannot show up without a ticket. In fact, La Sagrada Familia will sell out often 3 days in advance.
- You can book all tickets for any of his places online.
- The audio guides are always worth it. Don’t pass on it!
- For more Barcelona travel tips, be sure to check out this guide.
La Sagrada Familia
The basilica he never saw finished, La Sagrada Familia is at the top of the list for good reason. There’s something magical about the interior as it feels like you’re under towering trees. Be sure to visit the museum below as well!
Located: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona
Located on Carmel Hill, this public park had one of the houses Gaudí lived in. Today, it’s terraced gardens are beautiful for a stroll.
Located: Carrer Olot, 5, 08024 Barcelona
Also known as “La Pedrera” (the stone quarry), this collection of apartments in one building is one of his finest works. Today you can stroll through one of the luxury apartments and soak in the view from the terrace.
Located: Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona
It’s hard to describe what this building looks like, many says it has characteristics of a dragon. One of the most photographed houses, the interior is equally as stunning.
Located: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona
What was a private residence opened up only to the public in 2014, Casa Vicens is one of Gaudí’s earliest works. Made with bright ceramic tiles, this house is one of the newest sights to see.
Located: Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24, 08012 Barcelona
A former colony built around a factory, Gaudí was commissioned to build the church. Though it was never completed, what stands today is the stunning crypt. You can easily take the train out here from Placa Espana in 20 or so minutes.
Located: Calle Claudi Güell, 08690 Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona
A large and luxurious home built by Gaudí, makes Palau Güell one of the more outstanding sights. It’s right in Barcelona, so it’s an easy one to visit.
Located: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona
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