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.
One of our expat bloggers has been lost around the city and tells us how is Eixample, one of it’s famous neighborhoods.
For those who would like to know more about these two Catalan and very Mediterranean artists.
La Pedrera (the Quarry): The architect Antoni Gaudí was commissioned by the Milà family to build this residential building declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Finished in 1911, it was regarded almost as a piece of sculpture and has become one of his most famous buildings.
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