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Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (El Baix Camp, Tarragona, 1852; Barcelona, 1926) was a unique and unrepeatable creative genius who became a universal architect.

  • Antoni Gaudí i Cornet
  • Gaudí during the Corpus procession in 1924.
  • Gaudí's funeral, June 1926.

Born into a family of boilermakers, he spent his childhood in Tarragona and later moved to Barcelona to study architecture.

The beauty and originality of his works are the fruit of a boundless imagination, a tireless quest for perfection, great dedication, a sensitivity for detail and a passion for work.

The handcrafted quality of his creations and his admiration for nature (which provided him with an inexhaustible source of inspiration that he incorporated in his designs) combines with simplicity of form and fine quality of the materials he used, along with an innovative concept of space.

In his own personal style, Gaudí created works of remarkable symbolism and spirituality.