Where did Gaudi live in Barcelona?

Where did Gaudi live in Barcelona?

Antoni Gaudí was born on 25th June 1852 in either the town of Reus - or the village of Riudoms - both in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. Gaudí came to Barcelona in 1868 at the young age of sixteen to study architecture and he lived in Barcelona for the rest of his life. During his lifetime he lived at several addresses in Barcelona city. His final home was in Park Guell and is now the Gaudi house musuem

In his younger days he lived with his brother Francesc Gaudi in the oldest district of Barcelona called 'Ciutat Vella.' His brother Francesc sadly died in 1876 just eight years after Gaudi came to Barcelona. The Ciutat Vella - means 'old city' in the Catalan language and has several neighbourhoods. Gaudi started his life in Barcelona in the neighborhood called Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera. Here his address was Placeta de Montcada, 12. Later he lived in Carrer de l'Espaseria, 10. After that he lived in the street Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 16, where an aunt of his lived. The final address where Gaudi lived in the Ciutat Vella district is the street Carrer de Sant Rafael, 26 in the Raval area of the Ciutat Vella.

As he grew older he received more commissions from the wealthier middle class of Barcelona in the modernist period and Gaudi moved to the Eixample district of Barcelona. Here he lived first on Carrer del Consell de Cent, 370 and later he lived on nearby street Carrer de la Diputació, 339 

Gaudí's last official residence in Barcelona, where he moved into in 1906 at the age of 54 and lived for nearly twenty years until his death, was in a pink house called 'Casa Rosada' in the Parc Güell. The Parc Guell was a housing project designed by Gaudi so it was convenient for him to live there during the construction of Parc Guell. 

Gaudí shared the Casa Rosada house with his father and his niece. The Parc Guell project was not a success and so the Gaudi family never had any neighbours and later Parc Guell would became a public park. Gaudí's father died just a year after they moved in and Gaudí's niece died 6 years after that, so it was a solitary existence for Gaudi in the final years. At the end of his life Guadi was completely immersed in the Sagrada Familia project and from 1925 he 'lived' much of the time in his workshop at the Sagrada Familia temple until his death on 10th June 1926. Gaudí is buried in the Sagrada Familia crypt.

Related pages

Profile Antoni Gaudi
Museum Casa Rosada
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Gaudi buildings Barcelona
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