Barcelona Architecture

Barcelona is a city for architecture lovers. Antoni Gaudi put it in the map with his breathtaking buildings, and his colleagues and competitors contributed to propagate beauty around the city. But that’s not all: the Middle Ages left us a grand legacy of Gothic buildings (and in a smaller extent, also Romanesque) that are jewels worth admiring, too. And in more recent years, the city has attracted world-famous architects who have left us signature buildings to prove that Barcelona hasn’t remained in the glory of the past but continues to go forward. In this tag you’ll find all our posts about local architecture. For more specific time frames or styles, check the tags dedicated to each period.

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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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Gaudi early works: Cripta Guell

LITTLE KNOWN GAUDI WORKS

REALLY? GAUDI HIDDEN GEMS? Everyone knows the Gaudi masterpieces. Sagrada Familia church, Park Guell, Casa Mila (Pedrera) and Casa Batlló… But is that everything he did in town? Not at all! There are a few earlier works that he did before becoming famous, that aren’t as crowded as his top sites and they show you …

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Casa Batllo history and facts

CASA BATLLO FACTS AND CURIOSITIES

INTERESTING STUFF ABOUT CASA BATLLO Antoni Gaudi built three apartment buildings in Barcelona: Casa Calvet, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (Pedrera). Casa Calvet was built during his youth, it’s not open to the public except for the restaurant in the street level, and it doesn’t look that much like a Gaudi site from the outside …

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Pedrera by Gaudi: what to see there

SHOULD YOU VISIT LA PEDRERA?

ONE OF ANTONI GAUDI’S MASTERPIECES: LA PEDRERA La Pedrera, also called Casa Mila is an impressive apartment building in Passeig de Gracia, one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, built between 1906 and 1912. La Pedrera was the last Antoni Gaudí private project before entirely focusing on the Sagrada Familia church. An innovative building …

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Visit Park Guell | ForeverBarcelona

WHAT TO SEE IN PARK GUELL

TAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VISIT TO THE GAUDI PARK The famous Park Guell is one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, an unfinished project where he used his famous “trencadís” broken tile  technique  for the first time and with amazing results. Getting to the Gaudi Park takes time because it is not located …

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THE BARCELONA CATHEDRAL: NOT JUST ANOTHER BORING CHURCH

DISCOVERING THE SECRETS OF THE CATHEDRAL OF BARCELONA During our tours lot of people tell me they’ve seen too many churches already. But actually, visiting a Barcelona Cathedral can be fun: it all depends on the stories that are hidden there and how those stories are explained. I have actually had kids telling me “This …

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Visit tips Sagrada Familia

WHAT TO SEE IN SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

SAGRADA FAMILIA VISIT TIPS: DON’T MISS ANYTHING! If there is one MUST-SEE place in town, that’s definitely the Sagrada Familia church. Started in 1882 by the architect Francesc de Paula i Villar, Gaudi took over the project a year later and transformed it into his masterpiece, his passion and obsession. It won’t be finished until …

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