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International Year of Gaudí

25/06/2002

Today Gaudí has become a world-famous architect, the top name in Catalan architecture. Over the years, his works have gone from being obscure or even criticised to achieving international renown and being symbols and icons of an increasingly global Barcelona. In fact, 2002 was declared the International Year of Gaudí in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his birth. […]

2002

Antoni Gaudí

An overview of the life of Gaudi, his work and architecture. The genius who never ceases to fascinate.
Read more aboutAntoni Gaudí died

Antoni Gaudí died

10/06/1926

Antoni Gaudí died on the 10th of June in the Hospital de la Santa Creu. His funeral was held two days later, and was attended by throngs of his many admirers, disciples and friends.

1926
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Was knocked down by tram

07/06/1926

Antoni Gaudí on the 7th of June 1926 he was knocked down by tram while on his way to the Church of Sant Felip Neri, before going to the building site of the Sagrada Familia.

Read more aboutA major exhibition in Paris

A major exhibition in Paris

1910

In 1910 a major exhibition of Gaudí’s work opened in the Gran Palais in Paris, and this was the only exhibition outside of Spain dedicated to the architect during his lifetime.

1910
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Güell Crypt

1908

This crypt was part of an ambitious project in an industrial complex in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló which included housing, social facilities, etc. However in 1914 Güell fell ill, leaving his children in charge of the project. Their lack of interest caused it to be abandoned by Gaudí when only the lower nave and […]

1908
Read more aboutCasa Batlló Double Bench

Casa Batlló Double Bench

1907

This double bench was designed by Gaudí for the dining room in Casa Batlló. Although it looks like a single piece, it is in fact composed of several different parts fitted together. Its design, with a dividing armrest and two seats which face in different directions, gives it a rather unusual and unexpected appearance, as it breaks the […]

1907
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Casa Batlló sewing chair

1907

Sewing Chair, designed by Gaudí for Mrs. Batlló. It adapts to the body posture. Its line eludes straight shapes.

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Casa Batlló Chair

1907

This elegant chair was designed by Gaudí for the dining room in Casa Batlló. It is one of the first items of furniture to be ergonomically adapted. Its design presents a reduction of the structure to the bare minimum and an adaptation of the shape to the human body, resulting in a high level of comfort. There is […]

Read more aboutCasa Milà (“La Pedrera”)

Casa Milà (“La Pedrera”)

1906

This house is located on a vast plot on the corner of Passeig de Gràcia and Provença. Mr. and Mrs. Milà awarded the project to Gaudí, who at the age of 54 was at the height of his career. As a result, the architect hoped to work with complete creative liberty; however, he found himself fettered […]

1906
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Casa Batlló

1904

In the middle of Passeig de Gràcia, the avenue in which all the most prestigious bourgeois families were settling, Josep Batlló acquired in 1903 a sombre building which Gaudí, in the prime of his professional life, would transform into one of his most original works. It is a house full to the brim with joy and energy, in […]

1904