Friday, 9 November 2012

Casa Milà: A Beauty like No Other

When someone mentions the great artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi, we are reminded of what should have been the most uniquely designed cathedral in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia. Truth is, Gaudi's architectural masterpieces are scattered not only in Barcelona, but in some other parts of Spain as well.

Amongst these works of art is the beautiful Casa Milà in Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona's Eixample district, a historic house that was designed for a wealthy newlywed couple. Unlike its neighboring buildings which is of contemporary or of classical architecture, Casa Mila stands out because of it's unique modern baroque design which is adorned with religious elements ( Gaudi being a devout Catholic). The curtain walls are decorated with oddly shaped windows and beautifully designed steel-work. The colors used on both the facade  and the interior provide more life to the entire structure.

When it was completed, Casa Mila, like Gaudi's other buildings has been considered a controversial work of art.

Today, Casa Mila is amongst the city's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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