11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

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11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
11/08/2022
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

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11/08/2022
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European Summer Must-Sees: Barcelona & All Things Gaudí
Our European Summer tour continues with a trip to Barcelona to look at the buildings of pioneering architect Antoni Gaudí...

Next up on our Europe-trotting mission is Barcelona, a city brimming with art, culture, tapas, sangria and much, much more. It is also home to a plethora of works by Antoni Gaudí - in fact, it is hard to walk the streets of this city without seeing his works or his influence. Gaudí literally makes up the walls of Barcelona. 

Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who was at the forefront of modernist architectural designs. He broke the rules of architecture and brought a fresh and unique perspective to the discipline, with his nuanced and intelligent understanding of nature and faith and genius leading many to consider him the Father of modern architecture. The majority of his working life was taken up constructing the Church of the Sagrada Familia, a culmination and playful amalgamation of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. He died before he could finish this masterpiece and still to this day it stands as an unfinished building, though this has not prevented it being a source of national pride and top of the list for tourists visiting Barcelona.

Gaudí also designed three houses; Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Casa Vicens that are open to the public for visits.

Casa Batlló

The façade | Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

There is not a single element or structure of the Casa Batlló that is not awe inspiring and jaw dropping. In the Mediterranean sun it shimmers blue and green like the gleaming surface of a lake. Influenced by nature, Gaudí's work never contained straight lines since according to him, “these do not exist in the natural world”. The colourful house is decorated with balconies comparable to the human joints, and inside you will find winding columns reminiscent of contorted bones. The eccentric façade is inspired by the legend of St George – who was famous for slaying a dragon to save a princess. The scaly bright coloured roof depicts the dragon whilst the skeletal structures imply the dragon’s victims upon which he sits. 

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Casa Mila, a total work of art | Gaudi Barcelona

Casa Mila is regarded as Gaudí’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations as well as its ornate and decorative design; the front of the building looks like a curtain wall and is constructed from limestone and stone from Vilafranca del Penedes. The balconies are constructed from iron sheets, bars and chains that are entwined and forged together to create something beautifully and uniquely abstract, and are regarded as the forerunners of abstract architecture and sculpture of the 20th century.

Casa Vicens

Gaudí's first-ever house, Casa Vicens is available for rent on Airbnb |  Vogue France

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first major project, in which the architect debuted his genius and grasp on the form, pioneering the movement of modernism. This architectural masterpiece was also characteristic of a period of time when Gaudí was influenced by oriental art and incorporated Catalan, Islamic, Japanese and English inspirations and techniques. The interior is embellished with multi-coloured tilework that is brimming with concealed meanings and a vast and broadly reaching influence, a labyrinth of fantasy evident of an imagination that knew no bounds.

Park Guell

5 Incredible Facts About Park Güell - City Wonders

Park Guell was constructed during a time when Gaudí was in his naturalistic stage of his career. It is a privatised park system composed of gardens and architectural elements such as winding open cavern structures made from sandstone, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. The biggest attraction is that one can see over the whole of Barcelona whilst being shielded from the bustle of the city. 

We would love to know your favourite Gaudí spot in Barcelona! Let us know on Instagram at @gowithyamo

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