Want to know more about the Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona? Antoni Gaudi is the most famous architect of the Catalan Modernism movement, and his works can be seen all over the city in various places.
La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, and Parc Güell may be the most famous Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona, but there are several others that are worth a visit as well if you’re fascinated by Antoni Gaudi and his unique style.
There are also a few museums and exhibitions where visitors can learn more about Gaudi himself and his architectural style.
To ease the planning of your stay in Barcelona, here’s a list of 11 Gaudi Buildings that you should see + location guide with directions and photos.
One of the most impressive works of Gaudi in Barcelona. This art-nouveau building can be found at street Passeig de Garcia. Visitors can walk inside for an entrance fee of 25 Euro, or 39 Euro if you want to be first inside.
I suggest visiting Casa Batllo early in the morning or 2-3 hours before closing. It is one of the most popular Gaudi attractions with many visitors every day.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43.
Tickets: You can book your ticket in advance here
Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
Commonly known as La Pedrera, built between 1905 and 1910, designed by Antoni Gaudi. It was declared as one of the World Heritage Sites in 1984. It was also the last private residence that he designed.
Casa Mila was commissioned by Pere Mila and his wife, and while people admire it today, it was highly controversial at the time.
Address: Provença, 261-265.
La Sagrada Familia
One of the most spectacular churches in the world. The La Sagrada Familia is also one of the buildings that have had the longest process to finish, and in fact, it’s not even finished yet.
La Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona, and rightly so. It’s a true masterpiece, and I hope to see it finished during my lifetime.
The construction began in 1882 and it was designed by Antoni Gaudi.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013.
Tickets: Book your skip-the-line tickets here
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona, and a place where you can see various Gaudi works.
The whole park is basically a reflection of Gaudi’s artistic creativity and unique style. He designed and constructed Park Güell together with his assistant Josep Maria Jujol.
Since 1984, it is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the “Works of Antoni Gaudi”.
Address: 08024 Barcelona.
Tickets: Book your tickets to skip the line here
This mansion was designed by Gaudi for Eusebi Güell. It is also known as Palau Güell and it was built between 1886 and 1888. It is included in Gaudi’s World Heritage Sites.
The outside is perhaps not the most impressive of his works, but once you go inside you’ll be taken away by the designs and beauty.
Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5.
Antoni Gaudi designed Casa Calvet for a textile manufacturer, and it was built between 1898 and 1900. It was an unusual design compared to other Gaudi works, but nonetheless as stunning.
The different sizes of the balconies are especially typical for Casa Calvet.
Address: Carrer de Casp 48.
The Bellesguard is also known as Casa Figueres, and it was constructed between 1900 and 1909. It was designed by Gaudi himself with the assistance of Joan Rubio. The mosaics of the house were created by Domenec Sugranes i Gras.
Antoni Gaudi got the inspiration for Bellesguard from a medieval castle that once stood here in the 15th century. Gaudi received full freedom of the design by Jaume Figueres, who purchased Bellesguard in 1900.
Address: Carrer de Bellesguard, 20.
Fountain at Parc de la Ciutadella
In Parc de la Ciutadella, you will find one of Gaudi’s first projects.
The Cascada was designed by Josep Fontseré in 1881 with a young Gaudi as an assistant. This beautiful fountain has several mythical creatures around it, and it’s surely a site that shouldn’t be missed.
Address: Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Picasso
Of all the Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona, I would say that this is my favorite.
It was the first house designed by Antoni Gaudi, and it reflects one of the popular styles that can be seen in almost all his works. The mix of different styles in Casa Vicens makes it very impressive and special.
Today it is a museum, but it was originally intended as a summer residence for Manuel Vicens i Montaner
Address: Carrer de les Carolines, 20.
Opening Hours: 10 am to 8 pm
General Admission: 16 Euro
Tickets: Book your discounted skip-the-line-ticket here (14 Euro)
Church of Sant Pacià
This church wasn’t built by Antoni Gaudi, but if you’re curious to see some of his works in his younger age, you should visit the Church of Sant Pacia, where you can see some beautiful mosaics by Gaudi before he became famous.
This church, known as Cripta de la Colonia Güell in Catalan is actually an unfinished work by Gaudi. Only the crypt was completed since Eusebi de Güell was losing profits and didn’t have the money to finish it.
Since 2000, you can walk on top of the roof, which was repaired by local architects.
Address: Carrer Claudi Güell, 6
Other Gaudi works in Barcelona
- Sagrada Família Schools
- Güell Pavilions
- Fountain of Hercules and Pergola at the Güell Estate
- Teresians’ Convent and College
- The gate and wall at the Miralles Estate
How to visit the Gaudi sites without crowds
The least busy hours of the day are usually in the morning, and later in the afternoon. From 10-11 to 3-4 in the afternoon, you can expect the Gaudi sites to be busy, some less than others.
During wintertime, there are fewer tourists visiting. However, the Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona are still popular. Avoid weekends if possible since locals also like to visit these sites.
Some of the more famous Gaudi sites also offer special opening hours, events, night tours etc. My best recommendation is to always book your pre-booked time ticket before arriving in Barcelona. In this, you will be sure to visit at the time you prefer.
Recommended Gaudi Tours
- Tour with Sagrada Família & Park Güell Tickets + Stops at Casa Vicens and La Pedrera
- 4-hour private Gaudi Tour
- Modernisme Walking Tour
Gaudi Barcelona Map
Here’s a location guide with all the interesting stops for Gaudi’s works in Barcelona.
Who was Antoni Gaudi?
A Spanish architect who lived between the years 1852 and 1926. His works are very recognizable with its own characteristics. Even UNESCO has declared seven of his works to be World Heritage Sites.
Most of his works are located in Barcelona, but he also did the restoration of the famous La Seu cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. However, of all the Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona, the unfinished La Sagrada Familia is the most famous landmark.
The Gaudi House
While technically not a Gaudi Building, it was the architects home for almost 20 years. He lived here from 1906 until 1925.
Since 1963 the Gaudi House is a museum with several collections of furniture and objects that were designed by Gaudi himself. The building is located within Park Güell, so you will not miss it.
Works of Antoni Gaudi – UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following seven sites are all included in the UNESCO World Heritage collection known as “Works of Antoni Gaudi”.
- Park Güell
- Palau Güell
- Casa Mila
- Casa Vicens
- La Sagrada Familia
- Casa Batllo
- Colonia Güell
Which is your favorite Gaudi building in Barcelona? Let me know in the comment section below!