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The Gaudi Tour


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This is a virtual tour organised by the students, as if they are planning a tour to visit all of Gaudi's buildings. This is part of an eTwinning project.

This is a virtual tour organised by the students, as if they are planning a tour to visit all of Gaudi's buildings. This is part of an eTwinning project.

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  • 1. The Gaudi Tour Barcelona Organised by eTwinning Form 1 students St Theresa Girls Secondary Mriehel under the supervision of Ms N Scerri
  • 2. The above map shows an overview of all the places we shall be visiting during the tour.
  • 3. Barcelona is a tourist destination and offers a good mixture of fun and culture in a modern setting. Barcelona has some unusual and well-known buildings designed by a single architect named Antoni Gaudí. His unique approach to the Art Nouveau movement generated some of the most creative buildings ever seen! Even if you don’t know anything about architecture or Gaudí, when you walk the streets of Barcelona you will intuitively be able to identify a Gaudí building since they are unmistakable. So, if you’re interested in experiencing an unusual Barcelona, and you would like to get to know about Antoni Gaudi, why don’t you join us in this tour! :) RnJto3hYqmM/s1600/Guell+Park.jpg barcelona-tourist-attractions_park-guell-600x448.jpg 20Images/barcelona_sagrada.jpg
  • 4. A—Park Guell Located in the city of Barcelona, the Park Guell is one of the most beautiful icons of the city. It's a work of Antoni Gaudi located in the upper part of Barcelona, with wonderful views of the city. Parc Güell was built between 1900 and 1914 and today it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage. This is a garden complex that houses a series of dynamically designed buildings, including Gaudí’s house. Most buildings have the “trencadis” (surfaces covered with irregular ceramic pieces) that is characteristic of Gaudí and Art Nouveau. The colonnade hall and the terrace with serpentine shapes are the most popular places of this park. This park is the perfect place to walk quietly while enjoying nature and looking at Gaudí’s artwork. Reptil_Parc_Guell_Barcelona.jpg spain_barcelona_attraction_621572.jpg
  • 5. Dragon at Park Guell Güell was apparently enchanted with the English gardens and also wanted to re-create this idea in his home city, Barcelona! Hence the English spelling of "Park" up to this day.
  • 6. B — La Sagrada Familgia This is the most famous of Gaudí’s works. This church has been in construction since 1892 and it’s not expected to be finished until 2030. The church presents a great depiction of the relationship between man, nature, and religion through its architecture and façade sculptures. Climbing one of its towers will give you a unique view of Barcelona. Gaudí played an active role in directing the construction of the Sagrada Familia until his death in 1926. He would often request that work be modified and adjusted until it was exactly what he had in mind. However today, because of the nature of the existing designs, his work is partly open to interpretation. uploads/2012/07/la_sagrada_familia.jpg Sagrada_Familia_02.jpg
  • 7. Gaudi’s architectural work can best be described as a gothic naturalism, which means a complex translation of nature’s forms into the design of buildings and parks. Turtles, seashells, fruit, trees, and other natural forms served as an inspiration for Gaudi’s work. aeiguana070500050/922772-temple-de-la-sagrada-familia-by-gaudibarcelona.jpg Many of the spires have similar fruit motifs, and resemble grapes, apples, or oranges piled on one another as if at a supermarket. There are turtles supporting the bases of columns, s t a i r c a s e s t h a t resemble ammonite molluscs, and the ceiling of the main chamber of the church gives visitors the impression that they are standing beneath the canopy of a majestic forest, with light pouring in from small holes all over. Simply beautiful!
  • 8. C — Casa Vicens This single-family residence, built for Manuel Vicens was the first Gaudí designed. The site was small (even smaller today after the widening of the street). This early work exhibits several influences, most notably the Moorish (or Mudéjar) influence, particularly evident at the top. The house is constructed of undressed stone, rough red bricks, and coloured ceramic tiles in checkerboard and floral patterns. Manuel Vicens was the owner of a brick and tile factory so the ceramic tiles pay tribute to his employment. The yellow, zinnia-flowered tile, designed by Gaudí, was manufactured by Vicens. (Barcelona)_-_8.jpg gaudivicens.html casa-vicens.jpg vicens38.jpg
  • 9. D — Casa Mila (La Pedrera) This is one of Gaudí’s main residential buildings and one of the most imaginative houses in the history of architecture. This building is more a sculpture than a building. The façade is a varied and harmonious mass of undulating stone that, along with its forged iron balconies, explores the irregularities of the natural world. UNESCO recognized this building as World Heritage in 1984. Casa Mila Rooftop Casa_Mila_Rooftop.jpg multimedia/galerias/monumentos/ casa_mila_barcelona_t0800180.jpg_1306973099.jpg nature-in-barcelonas-la-sagrada-familia/
  • 10. E — Casa Batllo` Casa Batlló is the result of a total restoration in 1904 of an old conventional house built in 1877. Gaudí used for it the typical constructive elements of the Modernism that include ceramics, stone and forged iron. Even though it was highly criticized by the city during construction for its radical design that broke all the bylaws of the city, in 1906 it was awarded as one of the three best buildings of the year by the Barcelona City Council. Casa_Batll%C3%B3_01new.jpg
  • 11. The structure is based on the theme of an “animal come to life,” which evokes nature with organic structures and suggestive fantasy. Examples that are most evident include the façade, which boasts columns representative of bones, and a wavy shape that surrounds the entire face of the building, suggesting movement. The building itself is composed of beautifully coloured mosaic tiles, representing fish scales and aquatic life. The roof of the façade has giant towers, symbolizing an animal’s spine, and these are doused with even more mosaic tiles. Casa_batllo_roof.jpg uploads/2012/02/close-up-of-fa%C3%A7ade.jpg casa_batllo_007.jpg Casa_batllo_roof_sentinels.JPG
  • 12. F — Casa Calvet Casa Calvet was built between 1898 and 1900 for the Calvets, a family of textile industrialists. This is Gaudi’s most conventional work. The stone facade reflects baroque influences, along with its bay windows, sculptural decoration, and interior decorations. The shape of the balconies can be seen as a forerunner to shapes used at Casa Batlló, where Gaudí turned much more to the inspiration of nature. The roof is topped with two pediments, each supporting a wrought iron cross. They are surrounded by various pieces of stone ornamentation and crowned with statues of San Genis and Saint Peter – Calvet’s saints.
  • 13. G — Park de la Ciutadella Parc de la Ciutadella is one traditional parks in Barcelona. of the largest, The park encourages you to walk along its fountains, sculptures, and other interesting and attractive decorative features. The Cascada is a triumphal arch with waterfall and fountain. The Baroque construction was designed by Josep Fontsère and his student Antoni Gaudí, based on the Trevi Fountain in Rome. -gaudi-294825.jpg
  • 14. H — Palau Guell This is the palace residence of the Güell family. The exterior shows a sober façade that doesn’t resemble other projects made by Gaudí. On the other hand, the interior and the roof make up for the lack of “Gaudiesque” elements in the façade. The central living room has an unusual parabolic dome and the lounge ceiling is perforated by circles that, under the daylight, give the ceiling a planetarium appearance. The roof counts with chimneys and conical vents resembling fir trees. Roof of Palau Guell cache/9ad74ebcc3d83e86bcc0098026ed5e9f_L.jpg
  • 15. Cellar at Palau Guell Ironwork at the entrance rE4bjFlHT8A/s1600/PalauGuell_ZH-CN1979918183.jpg BCell_-_Forjats_entrada.JPG
  • 16. I — Finca Güell Finca Güell is a big property of one of Gaudí’s biggest client, Eusebi Güell, the count of Güell. The most interesting attraction is its entrance iron gate. The complex is composed of two buildings linked by a common monumental cast iron gate adorned with Art Nouveau vegetal fantasies and a medallion with the “G” of Güell. The most astonishing feature is its unusual big iron dragon designed by Gaudí in 1885 and completed in the Vallet and Piquer workshops in Barcelona. The gate includes various pieces of forged iron, such as strips, meshes, T-profiles and plates. Pavellons_de_la_Finca_G%C3%BCell_(Barcelona)_-_1.jpg
  • 17. J — Colonia Güell The Colònia Güell is one of the most pioneering purpose-built industrial villages of the 19th century. It is just 20 minutes away from Barcelona. Gaudí developed the architectural innovations of his later works in the church crypt, which has been designated a Unesco World Heritage site. It is considered to be Gaudi's most hidden treasure, his unknown secret! UL_cxyA9QvI/AAAAAAAAA28/rr5DG-3S808/s1600/ guell-crypt.jpg _3Ngb8YjSpL3U56ScBHOWcxpDev_Vr2xejfKntWVicos_ _QGuUG067nJvy-aayX-h
  • 18. uploads/2012/12/Casa_Mil%C3%A0__Barcelona_Spain.jpg Ucq3GMJ9mjI/AAAAAAAAA34/Gb5uVws89oI/s1600/ trip+to+barcelona+sagrada+familia.jpg NwMNSeVip1E/s1600/barcelona.resized.jpg