Fans of art and beauty who have come to Barcelona for precisely these reasons shouldn't miss the chance to enter Casa Mila, otherwise known as La Pedrera. Named for its striking resemblance to a quarry, this place in fact is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniqueness and heritage value, and stands as a true work of art. Created by the famed artist Antoni Gaudi, this structure is a testament to the Catalan Art Nouveau Period and is considered as one of Gaudi's most ambitious works of art.
If you like visiting and explore profound architecture, then you might want to avail tickets to enter the architectural masterpiece of Lluis Domenech i Montaner known as the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. It was built in the style of Art Nouveau and is hailed as one of the most important pieces of work that employed that style. Its beauty is absolute that UNESCO dubbed it a World Heritage Site. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll around the building and its grounds. Romp around its gorgeous gardens and pavilions while admiring the incredible sculptures, stained glass art, and mosaics that can be found all around it. If you purchased the package that comes with an audio guide, plug your earphone jacks and learn about the institute’s history as one of Europe’s leading healthcare centers before it was restored. You'll also learn about the the man who designed the building and the institute’s plans concerning sustainability, healthcare, and education. If you’re a fan of architecture, art history, and if you’re an advocate for human rights and welfare, then visiting this institute is definitely a must.
Casa Batllo in Barcelona is more than a colorful house: it's a masterpiece by the famed artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi. Through this ticket, you'll skip ahead of the queue looking to enter it daily and experience a “modern artistic myth” of constructed modernism. Entering this attraction is like taking a step into 20th century Barcelona when Gaudi first created this masterwork, and you can marvel at the amazing visual expression it has both outside and within its interiors. When you're in this piece of Spanish history, you should head up to the legendary Noble Floor, which was the original residence of the Batllo family that has lived in this famed house. The Attic is another sight that shouldn't be missed, as the formal storage rooms and where the charming wash tubs are held. Explore the Roof Terrace and see its wonderful, whimsical Chimneys, flanked by the backbone of the dragon slain by St. George. And most of all, you shouldn't miss the grand Stairwell and its ornate designs. The house itself is a work of art, both outside and in, and a wonderful piece of Spanish history that you shouldn't miss.
Visit one of the architectural gems of Barcelona, Casa Vicens – designed by the illustrious artist, Antoni Gaudi. This breathtaking building of unique design and bright, fantastic colors marks the beginning of the vast, sprawling career of the great artist. Instead of waiting in queue to get to see it, the ticket gives you priority access to skip the queue and head into the Casa. Explore the first house designed by Gaudi and discover why it's been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the first and second floors to see the extensive liberties that Gaudi had taken with the designs, from Arabic, oriental, and neoclassical influences to the vivid color and tiles that would soon become his artistic hallmarks. It's a wonderful experience for those artists at heart when visiting Barcelona.