Strangely enough, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the so-called "building that epitomises Catalan art nouveau" wasn"t designed by Gaudí, but by his contemporary Lluís Domènech i Montaner
(Barcelona, 1850-1923). This concert hall in Barcelona, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
, is an artistic landmark of outstanding beauty and a highly prestigious music venue.
The Palau Güell was designed by the young Gaudí and is a wonderful blend of medieval opulence and the architect"s unique exuberant style. Completed in 1890, the building was the private residence of Gaudí"s patron, Count Güell. The Palau Güell is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Sagrada Família is Antoni Gaudí"s best-known work and has become an undisputed symbol of Barcelona. This unique modern temple has been under construction since 1882, and is expected to be completed by 2026.
The colour and fantasy of the Casa Batlló captivates passers-by on the Passeig de Gràcia. Standing halfway up this elegant boulevard and in a strongly contrasting style to the neighbouring houses, the Casa Amatller and Casa Lleó Morera, Gaudí"s building reveals the splendour of an architect who was able to work on this project with total creative freedom, Antoni Gaudí.
The Modernista Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner
as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. A visit to this exceptional architectural ensemble is a unique experience.