Gaudi Architecture Tells a Story in Barcelona

Here is a great blog by my friend Margo Lestz!

The Curious Rambler

Two Buildings – Two Georges

Recently we were in Barcelona, and, as I do each time I’m there, I went to visit some of Gaudi’s amazing architecture. His buildings are like no others: they move in waves with nary a straight line in sight. No stodgy soldier-like edifices for him.

Antoni Gaudi was one of the leaders of the Catalan Modernism movement which took hold at the end of the 1800s. Barcelona was at the center of this movement and several wonderful examples of this architectural style can still be found there.

Today, we’ll be looking at two of Gaudi’s buildings and their relationship with two very different Georges: George, the dragon-slayer, and George, the filmmaker – otherwise known as Saint George and George Lucas.

Casa Batllo and Saint George

Casa Batllo started life as a “normal” building, but morphed into something extraordinary under Gaudi’s renovation which started in 1904. This incredible house…

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3 responses

  1. It’s impossible to not see Gaudi everywhere you go in Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. One of the great and unusual parts of Barcelona for sure.

  2. Love this and we were just there!

  3. Thank you for your “Like” on today’s post! Sorry I’ve been out of touch; I am back in action again (I bet you know how that is). Stay tuned for more regular postings! I’d love it if you could tell me what you’d like to see more of: travel, bucket list, pilot-wife-life, lifestyle, yoga, or turquoise inspiration (or all of the above, lol)!
    Jessica, Turquoise Compass

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