The mosaic benches at Parc Güell, designed by Josep Maria Jujol
Tempusfugit/iStockPhoto/Getty Images

Josep Maria Jujol: Another Famous Catalan Architect

March 19, 2018

Antoni Gaudí may reign supreme as Barcelona’s most famous architect, having been responsible for La Sagrada Família cathedral and many spectacular Modernisme-style houses and palaces, but the work of his contemporary, Josep Maria Jujol, is equally fascinating. Born in Tarragona, Jujol moved to Barcelona as a child and had a rich career not only as an architect but as a furniture designer and a painter.

The mosaic exterior of Casa Batlló clodio/Getty Images
Josep Maria Jujol's mosaic park benches in Parc Güell LexyLovesArt/Getty Images

Recently Jujol has been emerging from Gaudí’s shadow, as more and more people come to appreciate his best-known works. These include the wonderful mosaic façade of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló; the mosaic benches at Parc Güell; and Torre de la Creu, a unique private house crowned by mosaic domes. Jujol’s work differs from that of the austere and deeply religious Gaudí by emphasizing beauty, whimsy and sensuality as much as spirituality.

Torre de la Creu, crowned by mosaic domes and designed by Josep Maria Jujol Gab01/Wikimedia Commons
By Hideaway Report Editor Hideaway Report editors travel the world anonymously to give you the unvarnished truth about luxury hotels. Hotels have no idea who they are, so they are treated exactly as you might be.
Learn more...

Premium Content

Articles from The Hideaway Report are only available to members. To view, please log in below or join.

Member Login

Become a Member

Join the Hideaway Report for access to our publications and travel benefits that can more than offset the cost of your membership.
Plans start at $250.

Contact a Travel Advisor
Hideaway Report members have access to travel advisors at our partner Andrew Harper Travel. Learn More
Call Andrew Harper Travel:
1 (800) 375-4685