The desire to see in person the Masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect, was one of the reasons to visit Barcelona, Spain this year. I admire Gaudi’s work since my childhood and call him the Architect of the Wonderland. During the EuroTrip 2014 I visited the Park Güell, Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló (my all time favorite building), Casa Milà, and Palau Güell.
Gaudí’s work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. The Master considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. His Roman Catholic faith intensified during his life and religious images appear in many of his works. This earned him the nickname “God’s Architect” and led to calls for his beatification.
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