Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí Exhibition Center

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Most architectural fans visiting Barcelona will want to see the relevant Gaudí sites (La Sagrada FamiliaCasa Batlló,  Palau GüellCasa Milà, and Park Güell).  However, if you’re limited on time and funds, you may want to consider visiting the Gaudí Exhibition CenterThough not a replacement for these amazing master works, it does provide a good collective sampling of his designs.

Drawings Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

The Center’s collection consists of drawings, original documents, and scale models, as well as objects and themes that greatly influenced Gaudí’s work. Some of what you’ll see includes:

Crypt at Colonia Guell Model Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

models of the Crypt at Còlonia Güell,

 Model of Casa Batlló Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

Casa Batlló,

Steeple Pinnacle Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

a steeple pinnacle from La Sagrada Familia,

Catenary Arch Model Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

and catenary arches;

Rosette Window Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

a rosette window from the Crypt of La Sagrada Familia;

Rosette Window Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

liturgical benches from the Crypt at Colonia Güell;

El Drac Mosaic Salamandar Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

a giant mosaic dragon (known as El Drac);

Relief of Virgin of Montserrat Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

and a relief of the Virgin of Montserrat.

Additional items on display include tools of his trade and other objects, such as: 

Colored Pencils and Drafting Tools Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

color pencils and drafting tools

35 mm Projector Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

a 35 mm projector,

Edison GEM Phonograph Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

and an Edison GEM phonograph.

Interior Stairway Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

While here, take a closer look at the unique building interior,

Diocesan Museum Gaudi Exhibition Center Barcelona Spain

which also houses the Museu Diocesà de Barcelona and its collection of religious art and artifacts. Formerly the canonry of the Order of St Augustine, the building – known as Casa de la Pia Almoina – dates primary to the 15th and 16th centuries, and features both Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles, as well as remnants of the much earlier Roman wall.

Getting there:

The Gaudí Exhibition Center is located at Pla de la Seu, 7, adjacent to the Barcelona Cathedral.

Ticket Info:

Adult Admission = 15.00€

Child Admission (Ages 8-17) = 7.50€

Child Admission (Ages 7 & Under) = Free

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