Antoni Gaudí

Born on June 25, 1852 in Reus (Tarragona). At the age of 18 he moved to Barcelona to study architecture at the School of Fine Arts (La Lonja). He worked on several projects, among them the remodeling of the Parque de la Ciudadela, and when he finished his degree he won a competition with the preliminary project for the street lamps of the Plaza Real.

In 1883 he was appointed architect of the Sagrada Familia, and at the same time he participated in projects in which his architectural innovations and the artistic elements that made him unique were already evident: Casa Vicens (1883), the pavilions of the Finca Güell (1884), Casa Botines, in León (1891), the beginning of Park Güell (1900), the renovation of Casa Batlló (1904) and Casa Milà, “La Pedrera” (1906). From 1914 he dedicated himself exclusively to the Sagrada Familia, to the point that in 1925 he set up his home there.

On June 7, 1926 he was killed in an accident in Barcelona. His remains rest in the crypt of the temple.


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