The Sagrada Familia is the most famous of Gaudi’s work but there are other structures nearly as impressive. Click on photo to get larger view.

Rooftop with chimneys and water tanks.


Casa Milà is a huge apartment building (1906 – 1910). The most striking thing about it is the roof top designed in undulating waves that echo the different levels of the vaulted attic ceiling. The apartment chimneys look like helmeted knights marching off to battle. Huge water storage tanks are also on the roof. The design looks like a work of art, or a nightmare.

Looking into the interior courtyard from the roof top. The small windows are the attic.

The outside of the Casa Milà apartment building.

Note the balconies

Casa Batllio at night

The interior stairwell allowing light from the skylight. The shades of blue green tiles represent the sea.

The fireplace shows the attention to detail and echos the curved woodwork. Gaudi took his structural strength using shapes from nature.

There are hundreds of these pillars lining the walk ways and holding little balconys.

A huge terrace atop an open area designed to be a market place.

The intended market place with the terrace above.

Inside the open market place, never used as a market. Note the ever present tiles.

The final Gaudi site we visited is the Parc Guell. It was orginally planned as a sort of gated community with 60 villas built on 30 acres up the sides of a steep hill on the outskirts of the city. That never happened but the site has been made into a Gaudi type fantasy, again using nature to form the features. Also, more bright tiles covering many of the structures.