Who was Antoni Gaudí?
There is no more famous name connected with Barcelona than Antoni Gaudí.
Antoni Gaudí was born in 1852 in Reus near Tarragona in the south of Catalonia. He had a very positive attitude towards nature and excelled at school mainly in geometry.
In 1869, Gaudí and his brother moved from his hometown to Barcelona, where he began studying at the Faculty of Science. Already during his studies he was fascinated by architecture, so after passing all the prescribed examinations at the Faculty of Science he continued in Architecture.
His encounter with the rich Earl Eusebi Güell, who became his patron and contributed to most of his well-known works, is a crucial moment in Gaudi’s life. These include Palau Güell and Parc Güell.
Selection of Gaudí works:
Palau Güell, 1885–1889
College of the Teresianas, 1888–1890
Colònia Güell Crypt, 1898–1916
Casa Calvet, 1899–1904
Casa Batlló, 1905–1907
Casa Milà (La Pedrera), 1905–1907
Park Güell, 1900–1914
Sagrada Família – construction lasts since 1884