Photos of Gaudi Barcelona:
Casa Batllo, La Perdrera
Casa Batllo, the Bugcrew's favourite Barcelona attraction, in the Eixample district.
Casa Batllo is an outstanding sight, both inside and outside. Rebuilt between 1904 and 1907 in a fantastical, marine-themed modernist style by Anton Gaudi for industrialist Josep Batllo, the building was soon nicknamed the 'house of bones' by locals and contains uniquely designed rooms, fixtures and fittings of superb form and function.
The main lounge of the house. Photo by Tato Grasso.
Casa Batllo is located not far from the top end of La Rambla, Placa de Catalunya, on elegant but busy Passeig de Gracia.
The lounge seen from the inside. Note the window frame vents. Photo by Tato Grasso.
Batllo's roof show Gaudi - and his collaborator Jujol - at his most colourful.
Batllo roof vents, see also the lightwell and its graduated tiling. Photo by Tato Grasso.
Almost all Gaudi's Barcelona designs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the title 'Works of Anton Gaudi'.
And more-or-less across the Passeig de Gracia from Casa Batllo is another Gaudi creation, La Perdrera (aka Casa Mila).
Much of Casa Mila is not open to visitors, with the exception of the atrium entrance and extraordinary roof.
La Perdrera (The Quarry in Catalan) was built after Casa Batllo, between 1906- 1912, and was such a disagreeable experience for Gaudi that he never worked on a private project again.
The roof of La Pedrera. Next, pictures of Gaudi's amazing Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona.
Chimney vents on Casa Mila were, needless to say, built before Darth Vader was conceived so we feel confident that the Star Wars director, George Lucas, was inspired by these creations.
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