Who wouldn’t know the famous architect Antoni Gaudí and his extravagant buildings? Apart from Barcelona he has also designed several other buildings in the city’s surroundings as well as in other parts of Spain. One building was even planned to be built in New York city, however it wasn’t built finally.
All of his buildings were completed in the late 19th century or early 20th century. Except for one – Sagrada Familia Basilica which construction started in 1882 and still has not been finished. Here is the list of Gaudí buildings with great pictures and map.
Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Claude Attard
List of Antoni Gaudí buildings in Barcelona
1. Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is definitely the most famous of all Gaudí’s buildings. Its construction started in 1882 and it is estimated to be completed in 2026–2028.
Anyway it is already on top of list of all Barcelona’s attractions and is already one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This huge building with twelve high towers became the most admired place of Barcelona.
Basilica Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Sagrada Família (oficial)
2. Casa Vicens
Casa Vicens is a residential house in Barcelona. It is the first major work of Antoni Gaudi. The building combines Spanish bourgeois and old Arab traditions. Both the exterior and interior are decorated with ornaments and tiles of different colors and sizes.
Gaudí got a contract for a residential house in 1883, the same year when he finished his studies of architecture. Construction for the owner of a brick factory Manuel Vicens was completed ten years later. Casa Vicens is also UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Casa Vicens, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by jorapa
3. Güell Pavilions
As the name suggests Güell Pavilions could be located somewhere in or around the famous Park Güell. But it’s not the case, because Güell Pavilions can be found 5 kilometers away of this park, in the different part of Barcelona.
It is a complex of several buildings built at the end of 19th century between 1884 and 1887.
Güell Pavilions, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Canaan
4. Palau Güell
Built between 1886 and 1888, Palau Güell is another master piece of Antoni Gaudí. It is also included in UNESCO World Heritage Site List as one of Works of Antoni Gaudí.
It was the first building built by Gaudí for Eusebio Güell in Barcelona’s city center and served as a Güell family residence.
Palau Guell in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by JEAN ROBERT THIBAULT
Palau Güell, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Andrew Smith
5. Teresian College
The Teresian College was built between 1887 and 1889 in the old town of San Gervasio of Cassolas (now part of Barcelona). It was conceived by San Enrique de Osso to house a school and the convent of the Congregation of Religious Sisters, which he founded.
Unlike other Gaudí’s buildings this one was not originally designed by himself, but he took a project during the construction.
Teresian College, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Canaan
6. Casa Calvet
Five-story house Casa Calvet was built by Gaudí between 1898 – 1900 for the textile manufacturer Pere Martir Calvet. This building is probably the most conventional of all Gaudí’s buildings.
It can be found in Eixample district of Barcelona.
Casa Calvet, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Αλέξανδρος
7. Torre de Bellesguard
Torre de Bellesguard also known as Casa Figueras, which is building’s official name is one of the lesser-known Gaudí’s buildings in Barcelona.
Although Gaudí worked on this project in the years 1900 – 1909, Bellesguard itself has a much longer history. The house is located in the foothills of Collserola, in the so-called zona alta de Barcelona and offers beautiful views of the sea and Barcelona.
Bellesguard, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Josep Bracons
8. Park Güell
Park Güell is another Gaudí’s UNESCO Site, full of magnificent stone sculptures, trees and flowers. It was ordered by Count Guell who wanted to build a kind of garden city on the outskirts of Barcelona. Although the original plan has not been done finally, it is still very beautiful and must see place of Barcelona.
Right at its entrance you can see two smaller buildings that look like being from a fairy tale. But there is much more to see and explore here.
Park Güell, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Kent Wang
9. Casa Milà
Finest residential building in Barcelona known as Casa Milà was built by Antoni Gaudí a hundred years ago. Casa Milà is absolutely different from all apartment buildings you can see worldwide.
Due to its appearance it is better known as La Pedrera, which means stone quarry in Catalan. And once here you will understand why. Constructed in 1905–1907, Casa Milà is also an UNESCO Site.
Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Manuel Martín
10. Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is breathtaking unique house, built between 1905 and 1907 by Antoni Gaudí for Joseph Battle, movable local industrialist. From outside it reminds nearby La Pedrera (Casa Milà) house.
Casa Batlló is built on a smaller footprint and even its facade is different from its neighbor. It boasts a unique shimmering facade made of colorful mosaics with special protruding unusual arch-shaped windows. During the tour you can admire the play of light and shadow, which is among Gaudí’s specialties.
Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Thomas Quine
Casa Batlló interior, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Michele Ursino
11. Sagrada Família Schools
For the workers that were working on the construction of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí built a small school in 1909.
Sagrada Família Schools however served also to other children who attended this school from all neighborhood. It is the last of Gaudí’s buildings built in Barcelona and also included in the UNESCO Heritage List.
Sagrada Família Schools, Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Cecilia
So these were all the Gaudí buildings in Barcelona. If you are visiting Barcelona and would like to see some more places that you cannot miss read another article about Things to do in Barcelona – 45 places to see and visit!
List of Antoni Gaudí buildings outside of Barcelona
Barcelona is not the only city where Gaudí has its beautiful buildings. Here are additional 6 that can be found in Spain.
12. El Capricho, Comillas (Cantabria)
The house El Capricho, located in the town of Comillas near Santander (Cantabria), was built between 1883 – 1885. And it is clear from first sight how much it has common with the house Casa Vicens in Barcelona.
Gaudí always focused primarily on his buildings in Barcelona and those that were outside the Catalan capital, were built primarily by his assistants, and in this case it was Cristóbal Cascante Colom.
El Capricho, Comillas (Cantabria), Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Jim Anzalone
13. Episcopal Palace, Astorga (León)
Spanish province of Leon boasts two of Gaudi buildings and one of them is beautiful Episcopal Palace located in Astorga. This truly fabulous-looking palace is a perfect example of neo-Gothic style. Construction took place in the years 1889 – 1915
The old bishop’s palace, which stood on this place, completely burned and there was a need to build a new one. Astorga at the time did not have any architect-specialist in church buildings. But it was not a problem, the local bishop Joan Baptista Grau i Vallespinós already knew one handy.
Episcopal Palace of Astorga, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by David Martin
14. Casa Botines, León
Casa Botines is the second Gaudi building in the province of Leon and one of only three truly important architect projects outside Catalonia. It was built between 1891 – 1894 in the city of Leon, and similarly to previous cases, this one was commissioned by his colleague Claudi Alsina Bonafont.
Casa Botines attracted mainly by its monumentality. Although it is not so large building in fact, it looks to be really huge.
Casa Botines, León, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Josemanuel
15. Bodegas Güell, Garraf (Sitges)
Bodegas Güell is not located in Barcelona, but it is nearby. It can be found in a small summer holiday village Garraf. So when you choose this resort for your next summer holidays in Spain, do not miss this sight!
It is a complex of buildings built between 1895 and 1897.
Bodegas Güell, Sitges, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Canaan
16. Artigas Gardens, La Pobla de Lillet
I cannot forget to add Artigas Gardens from the village of La Pobla de Lillet. This area was designed by this famous architect in the years 1905 – 1906 and you can see many similarities to Park Güell.
Artigas Gardens, La Pobla de Lillet, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by Canaan
17. Church of Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Barcelona)
The last of the major Gaudi buildings outside Barcelona is Church of Colònia Güell which was not finished in fact. Only a crypt called Cripta de la Colònia Güell. It was built between 1908 and 1914 when the works stopped for the lack of money.
Neither this building is far from the city of Barcelona. It is located only about 15 km from the Catalan capital (near the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló).
Church of Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Antoni Gaudí buildings, Spain by MARIA ROSA FERRE
List of unbuilt Antoni Gaudí buildings in the world
And finally there were some buildings designed to be built even outside of Spain. What a pitty that they were never built!
18. Hotel Attraction New York
Hotel Attraction, Antoni Gaudí buildings, New York
19. Franciscan Missions in Tangier, Tangier, Morocco
Franciscan Missions in Tangier, Antoni Gaudí buildings
So these were all Gaudí buildings that you can find in Spain. In addition to these truly significant and amazing buildings, Gaudí cooperated also on other small projects. In Palma Cathedral he was tasked to customize the interiors. He also created a few statues around the monastery at Montserrat.
And there are few others. Do you know some other works of Gaudí? Let us know below in the comments.
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