For me, the best display of Gaudí works was Parc Guell. Gaudí is the Catalan architect who designed memorable curvy buildings covered with colorful mosaics in the early 20th century.
Somehow, I had thought Barcelona would be full of Gaudí buildings. Not so. Barcelona is a big city with a population of over 1.6 million. Of course, out of all those buildings, there are only a handful designed by Gaudí. Luckily, most are easily accessible in the downtown area of the city.
Parc Guell – This park has the largest concentration of his work. There are numerous bridges, walkways, and buildings designed by Gaudí in Parc Guell. It doesn’t have the most memorable buildings but does a great variety of his designs. The park is a bit farther out from the downtown so it has a great view over the city and sea.
Familia Sagrada – This is the most famous of Gaudí ‘s building in Barcelona. It has been under construction since 1892 and isn’t finished yet! The pictures make it look pretty grey – it was a grey day – but it does have pops of color.
Casa Batlló – This building is easily accessible from downtown (la Rambla) by walking or subway – about two stops from the middle of La Rambla or a 15-20 minute walk.
La Pedrera – This is another building We first noticed this building while riding the bus to Parc Guell and thought Gaudí!
The buildings are surprisingly expensive to visit and except for Parc Guell, we didn’t go inside. Parc Guell is definitely worth the entrance fee, but for the others I can’t say which is the best one to visit instead of just admiring them from the outside.