Tag: Sacristy

The sacristy, a model for the central towers

Some may believe the sacristies, cloisters and other structures along the perimeter were added by Gaudí to bolster the grandiose nature of the building. In truth, however, the architect was thinking about these structures from the very early stages of the project. In this article, we’ll see how the sacristies, one of which was finished …

Trencadís mosaic, hallmark of Gaudí

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Antoni Gaudí was a revolutionary in his time and soon became one of the most characteristic architects of the Catalan Modernisme movement. His work, highly personal and imaginative, drew inspiration from plants and animals found in nature and his interest in using organic shapes that are curved instead of flat led him to create his …