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International Year of Gaudí


Today Gaudí has become a world-famous architect, the top name in Catalan architecture. Over the years, his works have gone from being obscure or even criticised to achieving international renown and being symbols and icons of an increasingly global Barcelona. In fact, 2002 was declared the International Year of Gaudí in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his birth. […]



Biography, life and curiosities about a genius that never ceases to surprise.
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Antoni Gaudí died


Antoni Gaudí died on June 10th, three days after being hit by a tram, in the Hospital of the Holy Cross, between five and six in the afternoon, according to the newspapers of the time, which also echo the crowd of people who came to the hospital to say their last goodbye to the 74 […]

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Was knocked down by tram


Antoni Gaudí was hit by a tram from the 30th line on June 7 in the “Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes”, between the streets Girona and Bailen, as he was goingto the Sant Felip Neri Church. For his unkempt appearance was not recognised, it was even mistaken for a beggar and was not rescued […]

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A major exhibition in Paris


In 1910 a major exhibition of Gaudí’s work opened in the Gran Palais in Paris, and this was the only exhibition outside of Spain dedicated to the architect during his lifetime.

Read more about A decisive meeting: Eusebi Güell

A decisive meeting: Eusebi Güell


However, if Gaudí had one key commission in 1878, it was without a doubt the design of a small display stand for the Spanish Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Paris that same year. One of the visitors to the exhibition hall, Mr. Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, was so impressed by the originality of the stand that […]

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He completes his architecture studies


The year 1878 marked the beginning of Gaudí’s intense professional activity. During that year he won a competition organised by the Barcelona City Council for his design and production of some street lamps (located in two squares, Plaça Reial and Pla de Palau), he was awarded a commission for Casa Vicens, his first important work, and […]

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He moves to Barcelona to study architecture


Gaudí moved to Barcelona to study the final year of his secondary education and to do the foundation course at the School of Architecture. By that time, Gaudíhad already distinguished himself as a result of his creative genius and through a flair for calculus. From early on in his studies, the brilliant architect was hard at work […]

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Adolescence. The awakening of a genius


Antoni Gaudí was a pupil at the Piarist School in Reus, where he stood out on account of his gift for analysing and rationalising questions. During his adolescence, Gaudí formed a strong friendship with two of his fellow pupils: Eduard Toda and Josep Ribera. The three young men were enthusiastic about nature and interested in history, and were […]

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Antoni Gaudí was born


The son of Francesc Gaudí i Serra, a boilermaker, and Antonia Cornet i Bertran, Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet, was born on a hot 25th of June 1852 in Reus (Tarragona). Gaudí spent his childhood between Reus, where his parents had their business, and the countryside, in a small cottage owned by his mother known as Mas de […]