Colegio Teresiano de Barcelona (Teresian College) is a work of architect Antoni Gaudí, made to be a College and a Religious Congregation.
Located in the village of Sant Gervasi Cassoles, in a neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona. Built in years 1888 - 1889 and commissioned by Enric de Osso, founder of the congregation. Because it had to be a religious building, should show the vows of austerity and poverty. That is why Gaudí was forced to use low cost materials and limit the ornaments and everything that could be ostentatious. But, explaining the low cost of brick to the promoter, the architect reached to put some of his genius in some places around the overwhelming amount of brick, e.g. wrought iron and even pottery.
The floor of the building is completely rectangular and in every corner of the rectangle there are small pinnacles of brick topped with Gaudí's famous cross. Inside there is a hall entirely surrounded by catenary arcs that play a structural and even more decorative role.
In 1969 the College was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument of National Interest.
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|Neighbourhood||Sant Gervasi-Bonanova (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3997862, 2.1337065|
|Address||08022 Barcelona, Carrer de Ganduxer 85|
|Construction dates||1888 - 1889|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|