Casa Milà in Barcelona served as our first introduction to architect Antoni Gaudi’s work.

A few examples of the Catalan architect’s brilliance become evident as you circle the apartment complex, which is also called La Pedrera because of its resemblance to a stone quarry.

Each dwelling is built around a courtyard that allows natural light to fill each room. Whether looking up from the courtyard, down a hallway or into a room, light is your guide.

There are no load-bearing walls within each of the apartments, providing tenants the freedom to create spaces to fit their lifestyles. Even the doorknobs are designed to comfortably fit in a hand.

When in Barcelona, prepare to be delighted by everything Gaudi you visit.