Salvador Dali house
This amazing building at Figueres in
The name Antonio Gaudi is synonymous with Barcelona in Spain and evidence of his architectural genius is apparent everywhere.not least at the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's most emblematic work. A symbol of Barcelona all over the world, this church is the greatest example of the man's genius and probably the greatest curiosity in the city. Born in 1852, Gaudi obtained his degree in architecture at the age of 26 and soon became the visionary genius of art nouveau. The Church of the Holy Family had been under construction since 1882 under the direction of architect Francisco del Villar who began the crypt in neo classical style. Gaudi took over in 1883 before the crypt was finished and changed the whole project using complex symbolism whilst providing a visual explanation of the mysteries of faith. Since Gaudi's death in 1926, building work has been erratic and controversial but continues as and when funds are available.