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Three works by Gaudí that no one knows and are an ode to beauty

Three works by Gaudí that no one knows and are an ode to beauty

The Catalan architect is the greatest representative of Barcelona as we know it, but he also created some of his works outside Catalonia.

The reusense Antoni Gaudí is the most representative architect of Modernism -together with Doménech i Montaner, the architect of the largest Art Nouveau complex in the world-. The Catalan is known for having created some of the most characteristic buildings in modern-day Barcelona, ​​such as the Holy FamilyCasa Batlló or Parc Güell. Currently it is not possible to imagine the city of Barcelona without the magical hand of Gaudí, who had an architectural language never seen before and who created a school that, although short-lived, is undoubted quality.

The Sacred Family of Barcelona

Church of Colonia Güell (Santa Coloma de Cervelló)

The Güell Crypt, monumental model of the Sagrada Familia

This building designed in Lion -it is not the only Gaudí jewel in the city- it is another of the architect’s hidden gems. It is a building for rental housing and commercial use that he built for Simón Fernández Fernández and Mariano Andrés González Luna. Your first tenement house. It has a trapezoidal floor plan and, although it looks like a medieval castle, inside it is perfectly habitable and has a clear modernist style. It has seven levels and was inspired by the bourgeois constructions of Barcelona and Paris. Now you can visit the museum that tells the history of the building and the architect and some temporary exhibitions.

House of Booties in León

The school designed it Saint Henry of Ossó, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Company of Saint Teresa of Jesus, but Gaudí captured it on the plan when they had 80 centimeters of foundations. It’s a building austere, with straight lines, evoking seriousness that was sought for a school of a Christian congregation. The façade is made of brick and is crowned with points. Everything medieval that is on the outside – with Gothic and Mudejar references -, It is modernist inside. The obsession of take advantage of natural light and clear stylistic cues such as wrought iron or parabolic arches.

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