The outstanding Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí is a native of the city of Reus. Having overcome the difficult path from a simple draftsman, he became one of the most expensive, fashionable and sought-after architects of his time.
Gaudi deified nature and drew inspiration from it, tried to convey the beauty of the world around him in color schemes, architectural curves and forms. He was the first to decide to transfer the laws of nature to architecture.
To this day, the name of Gaudi is shrouded in a veil of mystery. Probably the first thing that makes it difficult to understand his work is the mystery inherent in all geniuses. He did not leave any notes and diaries, he had no close friends (except for Eusebe Güell). Everything we know about Gaudi is connected with his works and creativity, and his personal life is covered in darkness.
Towards the end of his life, Gaudi came to a complete disregard for appearance and immersed himself in mystical and religious themes. In 1891, he was commissioned to build the Sagrada Familia (Sagrada Familia). While working on the project, Antonio avoided any communication for days on end, locking himself in a workshop on a construction site. For more than 30 years he was engaged in the construction of the cathedral - his latest brainchild.