Missing Gaudí? You can virtually visit 3 of his amazing creations from your sofa
We all like Netflix but it’s time to broaden our horizons and imagine ourselves in front great Antoni Gaudí buildings, and enter inside it without long queues or paying a ticket . Enjoy a 360º virtual journey through high resolution photos and be inspired by Art Nouveau.
Although today these imposing structures are closed due to the health contingency that plagues the entire world, thanks to 360º cameras you can visit Sagrada Família, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló from your home.
The Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in all of Catalonia. Year after year, more than 4.5 million visitors go to Barcelona to learn about the work that made Gaudí a legend and to which he devoted himself entirely during the last 15 years of his life.
Always dreamed of going inside the magnificent Sagrada Familia? Unfortunately there isn’t a dedicated tour available for the interior of the building – but how could we miss this one out of our list? This cathedral is the world’s longest ongoing construction project due to be completed in the year 2026. Maybe because of coronavirus the project will be delayed.
Covid-19 will probably delay Sagrada Família’s completition one or two years – and some elders are worried. Know more by clicking here.
2.- Casa Milà / La Pedrera – CLICK HERE for a virtual visit.
La Pedrera offers a complete virtual tour through a link that allows you to choose the different areas you want to visit. You can also watch videos of La Pedrera through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
3-. Casa Batlló – CLICK HERE for a virtual visit.
The 360º virtual tour allows you to visit the entire interior of the building with great quality. There is always a long queue to visit it. You will find on Casa Batlló’s website, you will be able to stroll calmly and without crowds through the interiors of the beautiful building by Antoni Gaudí.
You can start the tour from the facade and take a look around you, with the sun setting in Paseo de Gracia. Once inside, you are free to walk through the different floors of the house, from the entrance through the main floor, and visiting the attic on the way up to the roof, where you will find the winding chimneys that are so reminiscent of the warriors of La Pedrera. With the help of the arrows, the orientation map and your trackpad, you can navigate the empty corridors of the house and get closer to the details that you want to admire more closely.
As you have seen, 360º high quality pictures are great but you can also enjoy other Antoni Gaudí works by Google Maps. Two examples are Park Güell and El Capricho.
There are two ways to virtually visit one of Barcelona’s most famous parks, originally designed by the Catalan architect as a residential project commissioned by Gaudi’s great patron, Eusebi Güell:
The first is to enter Google Maps, which has dozens of 360º photographs of the place: CLICK HERE.
The second is through the official site, where you will start your tour in the famous dragon and the staircase and you will be able to go through the different viaducts of the complex, until you reach the nature square and see the most photographed Gaudi’s bench in the world, as well as one of the most exceptional views of the Mediterranean: CLICK HERE.
Inside Park Güell, you find Casa Museu Gaudí – CLICK HERE for a virtual visit
This beautiful building was the architect’s residence for almost five years. It is currently managed by the Fundació Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.
El Capricho – CLICK HERE for a virtual visit
One of the few works by Gaudí outside Barcelona is a summer estate designed for rest and relaxation in Cantabria. Built in 1884 by order of Máximo Díaz de Quijano, this villa has some of the elements of the Casa Vicens, such as the green tiles with sunflowers and the oriental style of the architect’s first stage. You will walk through the entrance to the property in Street View mode and complement your visit with 360º photographs taken inside.
With the 360º virtual visits this can be a great moment to travel from your sofa, doing a short visit online, and to prepare your next trips, because visiting Gaudí buildings in person is always the best option. Be inspired at www.artnouveau.club. Are you a Gaudí fan? Discover it by clicking HERE (Quiz).
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