Antoni Gaudi’s La Segrada Familia cathedral is one of the most genius works of architecture in all of time. He was known and obsessed with doing things that no one had ever done before— this church is part and parcel of that fact. La Segrada Familia is of Neo-Gothic design and is still unfinished due to its extensive plans that were left after Gaudi’s unexpected death by tram. Without its completion, it has already been ordained a minor basilica and several donations are given (as well as your entrance to see the cathedral) to the restoration/completion of it.
The influences of Modernism, Gothicism, Art Nouveau, and pure color are what characterize and continue to define all of Gaudi’s architectural works and ideals, but the most predominant influence on Gaudi was nature itself. Incorporated throughout the cathedral are sculptures of animals and plants, as well as vaults of tree leaves and a four part branching that holds the entire cathedral up.
Nature as the starting point of originality because of its simplicity and sense of the all-known.
These ginger-bread house like structures are what you see when you first enter Parque Güell. This park which is also a beautiful garden and work of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural design is on top of the El Carmen hill in Barcelona, Spain.
Colorful mosaics like these are characteristic of Gaudi in their incorporation of nature and Art Nouveau.
The Casa Museu Gaudi gives tourists the opportunity to see where the genius worked for a few years of his life. This house is located within Park Guell.
After visiting the CaixaForum for a Francisco Goya exhibition, we came to the Magic Fountain. Music was played along with the movement of the fountain, providing for an intimate connection and a moment for us to tear up and realize how magical of a city Barcelona really is.
More street art of Valencia.
These architectural elements are part of the garden complex of the Parque Güell. The use of stairs, large columns, a roof for many to walk on, mosaics, and sculptures are just a few of the things to see crafted by Gaudi.
Architectural designs of Parque Güell.
Not sure if the lamp is of Gaudi’s design, but it is clear that the mirror carries his curvilinear, modernist characteristics.