Ciutat Vella, Eixample and Gracia were three districts where the architect lived and mark three different periods of his work
When Antoni Gaudí Reus stopped coming to study architecture in Barcelona he moved with his brother to Old City, particularly in the district of San Pedro, Santa Caterina and La Ribera, in 1868. His family, of humble origin, he sold some land so that their children could study and that area was cheaper than they found it.
They were in the Plaza de Moncada number 12 and then moving up close, the street number of the L´Espaseria 10. Both houses next to Santa Maria del Mar, inspired by Gaudi’s architectural background. After lived Verdaguer and Callis street number 16, where an aunt lived and where, just a few years later, they built the Palace of Catalan Music, a symbol of modernist Barcelona. The last of the Old Town is the street where he lived Sant Rafael number 26, on the corner of Rambla del Raval.
During his life in Old City, Antoni Gaudí was a young man who dressed well, going to gatherings organized in different bars and was away from the center of religious life. But once started receiving professional commissions, was changing lifestyle and also district.
Most of his clients were bourgeois and lived in Barcelona’s Eixample district. Then Gaudí decided to move and did so very close to one of the most famous modernist furniture factories of the time. First he lived on the street Consell de Cent 370, and then moved la Diputació street, 339.
Gaudi finally settling in the Casa Rosada Park Guell, a home he shared with his father, who died a year and her niece, who died six years later. When Gaudí was left alone was immersed in the project of the Sagrada Familia and ended up living in the temple workshop atonement until he died.
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