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Photos of the cathedral of the Sea

Pictures of the basilica Santa María del Mar in Barcelona

The cathedral of the Sea (Santa María del Mar, 1329-1383) was built in just 54 years in a period where the plague came to Barcelona and killed up to 30 % of the population. The church was built by the people, and both rich and poor participated. The stones for the basilica came from Montjuic and was carried to the center by bastaixes.

Pictures of Antoni Gaudís buildings

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is the most famous - and most visited - monument in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudí worked more than 40 years on the church before he died in 1926. Now, 100 years later, the church will be finished in 2026 to conmemorate the famous architect.
Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló (1904-1906) is one of Antoni Gaudís most important works. As the name indicated, the architect designed the house for the Batlló family and created one of the most spectacular houses in Europe. Here there are no straight lines and the ondulating forms are inspired by nature
Casa Milà
After the finish of Casa Batlló, everybody in Barcelona with money dreamt about a private house designed by Antoni Gaudí. The next family to have a private house designed by the famous architect was the Mila family. See pictures of the house here.
Palau Güell
Less famous than some of the other houses Gaudí designed, and closed for the public for decades, this wonderful house opened its doors a few years ago. Located in the old city center close to the Ramblas. See our photos of Palau Güell here.
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