Designed by Antoni Gaudi, The Casa Batllo , now a world heritage building is one of the must see buildings in Barcelona, Spain. Gaudi was an architect who belonged to the Art Nouveau (Modernisme period in Spain) and was famous for his unique styles and individualistic designs. When he gained his architect’s title in 1878 Elies Rogent who signed it declared “Who knows if we have given this diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell”. Time has told. Constuction of the building commenced in 1905 and completed 1907.
The landscape, the old architecture and nature of the country was so striking as we travelled between Barcelona and Pamplona that it was clear that it would inspire great artists such as Picasso, Salvatore Dali and Gaudi. It would be difficult, I thought, in that environment not to be creative.