Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 161st birthday of Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architect whose iconic buildings have left an enduring mark on Barcelona.
Born in Reus, Spain, in 1852, Gaudí was part of the art nouveau movement, but he was also a revolutionary engineer. His distinct vision incorporated nature, religion, and Catalan culture. Known to many as “God’s architect,” Gaudí’s deep Catholic faith has left admirers lobbying the Vatican to have him beatified.
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