Architecture

Barcelona sites from the book Origin by Dan Brown

The Barcelona of Dan Brown in Origin (with spoilers)

Dan Brown Origin locations: Barcelona sites, elements and landscapes Next Monday it’s the International Day of Books – St. Jordi, a huge celebration in Catalonia. So what better than discussing books today? And did you know Origin by Dan Brown takes place in Barcelona? Or should I say for the most part, as it also […]

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Top churches Barcelona

Best churches in Barcelona to visit

A list of the most important Barcelona churches Churches are a very important part of the European history and architecture. Not only they were remarkable buildings and symbols of the religious power, but they were also a meeting place for the locals, where to celebrate life events. And since most local traditions have a Christian […]

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Top works of Domenec i Muntaner in Barcelona

Modernist architecture beyond Gaudi: Domenech i Montaner works

Top Domenech i Montaner sites in Barcelona Everyone coming to Barcelona wants to see the Gaudi sites. But if it hadn’t been for him, then the masterpieces of Domenech i Montaner would have been now famous all over the world. This now not so famous architect was born in 1850, two years before Antoni Gaudi, […]

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Off the beaten path Barcelona sites

Architecture hidden gems in Barcelona

Alternative things to do in Barcelona beyond the Gaudi buildings In Barcelona, October is about architecture. The first Monday of October is celebrated the World Architecture Day, and this is why the month was chosen to celebrate here the 48 Open House Festival, an event that takes place for a whole weekend when architecturally unique […]

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Puig i Cadafalch top sites

Josep Puig i Cadafalch – Gaudí’s competitor

Top Puig i Cadafalch works in Barcelona Besides Gaudi, Josep Puig i Cadafalch was one of the leaders of the Modernism (Catalan Art Nouveau) architecture movement, but as Domènech i Muntaner, his work was eclipsed by the ingeniousness of Gaudi. The youngest of the three rival architects possessed a really wide cultural background: he was […]

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