Antoni Gaudí was a legendary Spanish architect who played a pivotal role in pioneering the Catalan Modernism art movement. Bellesguard Gaudí is one of his lesser known, though equally impressive, works. It is situated on the Serra de Collserola mountain range, offering panoramic views of the city. It stands on the site of a 15th-century, ruined castle of King Martin the Humane. Constructed from rocky slate and broken stone, procured from the surrounding hills, this beige building and turret display typical Gaudí elements such as wrought iron structures, a cross with a dragon face, balconies with stained glass displays, and lavish gardens with mosaic seats. Some of its gargoyles, arches and battlements are also inspired by Neo-Gothic styles. Numerous religious and nationalistic metaphors are intertwined into this structure. Visitors can avail of guided as well as audio tours.
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