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Antoni Gaudi (full name: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Reus 25 June 1852 - Barcelona, 10 June 1926) was an important Catalan Art Nouveau architect.

Studied and worked in Barcelona where are the most important works, which stand out for their design.

Gaudí was professionally and spiritually educated in the cosmopolitan environment of Barcelona. Studied the artistic movements of the past, Islamic and Gothic architecture which even at that time revived. He accepted the influence of Viollet-le-Duc, John Ruskin and Richard Wagner and through his work he wanted to renew the local architecture elaborating new forms of expression.

One of the most important works is the Guell Palace (1886 - 1888). The design of the building was entrusted to Gaudí by Don Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, a prominent figure in the economic, political and social life of the city and a strong influence in politics.

He constructed also Casa Vicens (1878–1880), Col-legi de les Teresianes (1888-1890), Cripta de la Colònia Guell (1898-1916), Casa Calvet (1899–1904), Casa Batlló (1905–1907), Casa Mila (La Pedrera) (1905-1907), Parc Guell (1900-1914).

The last and one of the most significant projects is Sagrada Familia (1884 - 1926), church, which remained unfinished due to the death of the architect. The construction continues to this day, financed by the homonymous foundation.

The Gaudí's works give special character to Barcelona and an attraction for visitors and scholars. Characteristic is one of the techniques of Gaudi who used pieces of ceramic tiles to decorate and paint some of his works. Today many of the decorative souvenirs sold to Barcelona using this technique.

(Translation from Wikipedia by C. Theodorou)

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Comments (138)

Robert Janda on July 17, 2013

Very ineresting and beautiful capture Christos!LIKE18.Best regards.Robert

Guizel J.c on July 17, 2013

Beautiful picture and garden,great atmosphere


friendly greetings from Oporto to Athens -j.c

Bassam Jayousi on July 17, 2013

Magnificent view. LIKE!

Best wishes, Bassam

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2013

Robert Janda



Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

dana ciszewska on July 17, 2013

What a view!L.Greetings.Dana

Roman Zázvorka on July 17, 2013

Very beautiful photo, beautiful and interesting place in Spain. Perfect in every way. LIKE Best regards and nice evening from the Czech Republic. Roman

Carlos A. N. Amorim on July 17, 2013

Belíssima imagem. Lindo local. LK 23.

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2013


Roman Zázvorka

Carlos A. N. Amorim

Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

ZEUS74 on July 17, 2013

I really like your picture


Best wishes

AdanaMi. on July 17, 2013

Great place, beautiful photo, like!

Best wishes, Ad.

Imre Lakat on July 17, 2013

Beautiful Photo L I K E

Thanks for your nice comments

best wishes


Zygmunt Czarnecki on July 17, 2013

Wonderful photo. LIKE

Greetings from Poland. Zygmunt.

ags83642 on July 17, 2013

Wow, what a beautiful plaza Christos, such a great photo and place. Greetings, Greg.

idahodon on July 17, 2013

Excellent photo!! L+F! Best wishes, Don.

Cristiano Rossi on July 17, 2013

Very good capture and interesting place, compliments. Like and best regards.

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2013

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos // Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. // Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Hola desde Atenas – Christos // Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti d’ Atene – Christos // Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos // Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

Dear Horst, just from the begining, everyone of us knows the rules of the game. That's not a reason to delete your gallery. But if you want to do so, you must think how many time you passed to construct it.

Remzi AYDIN on July 17, 2013

Beautiful photography . LIKE Greetings and best wishes. Remzi AYDIN.

Krystyna Winiarska on July 17, 2013

A to ciekawe :) like Pozdrawiam z Polski !

Ocminter octavio on July 17, 2013

El genio de Gaudi en un parque increible


Un gran saludo, Feliz semana, Octavio

Giannis Korilis on July 18, 2013

Καλημερα,Yπέροχη θέα και μια καταπληκτική εικόνα......LIKE...Με φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς

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