Major projects

The Sagrada Família, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló are some of Gaudi's major projects.

  • Sagrada Família by Gaudí, around 1900.
  • Sagrada Família, between 1915 and 1920.
  • Sagrada Família, 1926.
  • The Birth gate at the Sagrada Família.
  • Sculptures on the façade of the Sagrada Família.
  • The inside of the Sagrada Família today.
  • The Birth facade of the Sagrada Família today.
  • Roof of Milà House (between 1885 and 1927).
  • On the right, Batlló House, 1916.
  • Batlló House in the first decade of the 20th century.
  • The Batlló family's living room, Batlló House, today.
  • Batlló House

Antoni Gaudí dedicated over forty years of his life to the building of his most distinctive work in Barcelona, the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. Gaudí conceived the temple as a magnificent building with a Latin cross plan and, aware that he would not live to see its completion, he lay out a mathematical model that would serve as a guideline, along with a number of models and plans.

Gaudí received several commissions to be build houses from middle-class families of the day, noteworthy amongst which are Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and Casa Vicens.

Casa Milà (1906-1912), commonly known as La Pedrera or ‘The Quarry’, is an entirely unique building that Gaudí built in Passeig de Gràcia as a home for Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon.

Also in Passeig de Gràcia, is Casa Batlló (1904-1906), which Gaudí remodelled for the textile industrialist Josep Batlló i Casanovas. The building is one of the best known and most identified with Gaudí's style.

Casa Vicens, in what is now the Gràcia district of Barcelona, was commissioned by Manuel Vicens as a summer residence on what was, at the time, the outskirts of the city. The building was begun around 1883.