Antoni Gaudi – Barcelona’s Great Architect

Antoni Gaudi and his unique approach to the Art Nouveau Movement generated some of the most creative buildings you will see in Barcelona, they are unmistakable. We were fascinated by his work and wanted to experience as many as possible. The first we saw was the Casa Mila, La Pedrera, one of Gaudi’s main residential buildings and one of the most imaginative houses in the history of architect. Constructed between 1906-1912 for Pere Mila, an important Barcelona businessman. It was named La Pedrera, or stone quarry, due to its rocky outside appearance. We took the day tour and signed up for the night light show the same day. The house has nine levels, the basement was a garage for cars, ground floor for commercial, the mezzanine for offices, the first floor the owners’ home, the four upper floors for rent and the loft and attic for the laundry. We visited the upper floors and the rooftop, from which standout amazing chimneys, ventilators and stairway exits of almost sculptural proportions. In the evening we came back to the rooftop for a fabulous light show, see the video below. Continue reading