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La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain

 
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erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 28th of October, 2009
Maybe it's enough if I say the name Antoni Gaudi. He was the architect of the building which gives home to many exhibitions and is a 'must see' of Barcelona.

The building itself does not have one straight line, it's all like waves everywhere. It chimneys look like soldier helmets and the balconies are made of iron following the sand-dune like aspect of the building.

It was originally designed to be a block of flats. Many people didn't want to move in saying that their furniture would not fit because of the wave-like walls.

Now there is a flat called El Pis which is decorated as in the time it was inhabited. It serves now as a museum, very interesting, full of the memories of the Spanish bourgeois of the age.

There is an exhibition about Gaudi's life and work in the attic. It is great, the guy was a genius, I think. :)

There are also a free contemporary art exhibitions on the first floor, opened for the public free of charge.

Address:
92 Passeig de Garcia
Barcelona

Opening Hours:
Every day from 10:00am to 20:00pm.

 
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