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MODERNIST PARTY IN THE COLONIA GUËLL

If you come to the Colonia Güell between the 14th and 16th of October, in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, you can enjoy the eleventh modernist party which will be celebrated there, complete with short theatrical and musical performances. (more…)

Book Gaudi Beyond the City tour and discover the treasures off the beaten track

If you are a Gaudí lover and already familiar with Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, you shouldn’t miss the treasures off the beaten track. The crypt of the Güell Colony is an architect’s joy and a World Heritage site. Daily Tours are the only tours going there. (more…)

The 157th aniversary of Gaudí

The 25th of June it was Gaudi’s birthday. The Catalan genius was born in Reus, Tarragona, a village in south Catalonia. He came from a coppersmith family and the passion for this metal we see reflected in his later work on several buildings in Barcelona. He studied in the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona, and in the early years he stood out among the students as a very imaginative and innovative architect. That’s how Eusebi Güell, a wealthy Catalan bourgeois and an art lover, became his patron helping him to construct most of his buildings in the Catalan capital.

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Gaudí Beyond The City Tour: the unknown modernist in Barcelona

Gate to Miralles Estate: Built between 1901 and 1902, it is an example of Art Nouveau fantasy. There is also a bronze statue of Gaudí, the only statue of him in Barcelona.

Güell Pavilions: Gaudí designed the gate, the gatekeeper’s lodge, the stables and the coach house at the entrance to the Güell’s summer residence. The entrance features the striking Dragon Gate, a five-meter wrought iron sculpture of a mythological dragon with bat’s wings, a scaly body, great fangs and a sinuous tongue. The walls and the domes of the stables are covered with tiles, ceramics and mosaics. Today it is property of the University of Barcelona and houses the Gaudí Chair. (more…)

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