Located in Barcelona within the architectural Park Güell garden complex is the Gaudí House, the former home of world-renown Antoni Gaudí, a Spanish Catalan architect known for his uncompromising, zany and dramatic style featured most saliently in Barcelona’s Sagrada Família cathedral. The Gaudí House, which was home to the architect from 1906 to 1925, is now open to the public, giving tourists and locals a chance for an in-depth look into one of the well-known architect’s most intimate haunts.
Gaudí was born in 1852 in Reus, though he spent most of his time in Barcelona, where he studied, worked, and lived with his family. In 1878, he finally earned his architect’s diploma, and worked on a number of projects during and after his schooling at the University of Barcelona and Barcelona Province School of Architecture. In 1926, after decades of working as a successful architect, Gaudí died three days after a tram struck him while he was walking home.