Best Places to Visit in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi and Barcelona

Barcelona, which I admire with everything I put at the top of the list among many countries I have visited… Another thing that fascinates me in Barcelona is my dear Gaudi. Before I write about Bersolana, I would like to talk about a few small things about Gaudi, the doyen of architecture, who left great works of art in Bersolana.

Antoni Gaudi with his full name Antoni Placid Guillen Gaudí I Cornet, I will call him Gaudi for short. Beloved Gaudi was born in Spain on June 25, 1852, the son of a coppersmith. He started his architectural education in 1869. Barcelona, where he completed his education in 1878, became the center of all artistic activities of the city at that time and had a great influence on the development of Gaudí. Gaudi was influenced by the ideas of the French architect Eugere Violetle-Duc and the British thinker Jon Ruski, who said that “ornamentation is the source of the architect”. Gaudi, who was a staunch Catholic, was a true Catalan nationalist. If you come to Barcelona, you will be most curious about Gaudi. All of the works I have photographed below are unique and quite unusual unlike the architectural works you have seen before. When you look at the works of Gaudi inspired by people, animals and nature, you will understand what he wants to do, even if you are not an architect.

I had the opportunity to visit some of his works. First of all, I would like to talk about La Sagrada familia. This building, consisting of 18 towers, was Gaudi's dream, Sagrada, nowadays Barcelona's dream. The world-famous basilica Gaudi, inspired by nature, admired not only Barcelona but also the world, this structure has become one of the best temples in the world with its unusualness. Its construction began in 1882. Although he was at the head of the French architect at first, Gaudi soon took over. Since then, he has devoted his whole life to this project and has been interested in this project for 40 years. The most beautiful and impressive part is that he wanted to build the biggest temple of Europe. As I mentioned at the beginning, all of the towers, which are thought to consist of 18 towers, have been interpreted separately. The Sagrada Familia was left unfinished with the death of Gaudi and only four towers were completed. The construction of the Sagrada Familia, which is still under construction, continues with tourist tickets and donations.

Second Stop in Barcelona – Park Guell

I would like to say that each structure affects me individually. When I questioned why, I realized that not every structure is a continuation of the other. All unique and unique designs. Undoubtedly, one of these Park Guell

A wonderful park that is home to fairy-tale designs. While I was walking around the park, I found myself in the fairy tales I read as a child. Sometimes we just dream. We dream far from reality… here is the fairy-tale park that I am talking about, far from reality but so real. So what impressed me so much in park guel? The fact that ceramics with different architectural patterns are broken down and reunited with different colors and patterns, the blue of the sky, the reflection of the green of nature and the feeling of being in a dream are among the factors that affect me.

Park Guell was initially started as a mass housing in 1900 and was left unfinished with only two houses built. If you are going to Park Guell, take your sandwich fruit and drinks with you. Have a small picnic in the forest against the view of Barcelona. While walking in the forest, you should definitely look at the point where the bird sounds come from, and you will see birds that make Park Guell even more beautiful with their colors and chirping.

Casa Mila is another Gaudi's most visited building in the city after the Sagrada Famila. Casa Mila, one of the second most famous buildings in Barcelona, was built in 1906-1970.

Contrary to its current popularity, Zaman also received heavy criticism. Casa Mila is built entirely of natural stones, so its color is as it appears. Although I liken its wavy exterior to the sea wave folds, it is actually inspired by the folds of Montserrat mountain. I recommend you to visit this building, which has many more beauties to be told.

More will be in my next post…


Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button