Barcelona's architecture

Barcelona, cities into the city. History.

The city of Barcelona offers the visitor a rich and eclectic architecture. Here you can read a brief general description of the main periods of history that have clearly influenced its architecture and structure. You will also find a list of the most important buildings and monuments. When you visit Barcelona, you will discover buildings of less known or even unknown architects that will also surprise you.

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Casa Amatller
Modernist buildings & monuments
Eixample Dreta

Casa Amatller is a modernist building located on the Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona next to

Casa Lleó i Morera - Domènech i Montaner
Modernist buildings & monuments
Eixample Dreta

Casa Lleó i Morera (1905), located in the famous block of discord named for the controversy that arose when five buildings of very different styles

Torre Agbar
New symbols of the city
Sant Martí

The Glòries Tower, former Agbar Tower, is the third tallest building in Barcelona with 142 meters and 34 floors, after the Hotel Arts and the Mapfr

Casa Vicens - Antoni Gaudí
Modernist buildings & monuments
Gràcia

The Casa Vicens (1883-1888), a private house, was built between 1883 and 1888 for the ceramics industrialist Manuel Vicens i Montaner at 24 Carrer

Columbus Monument
Other buildings and emblematic monuments
Ciutat Vella - El Raval

Columbus monument was inaugurated in 1888 on the occasion of the Universal Exposition, in homage to the discoverer Christopher Columbus, who chose

La casa de l'Ardiaca
Medieval buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

Next to the Roman city wall is the entrance to the house of the Archdeacon (Casa del Arcediano) from the XII.

Gran Teatre del Liceu
Other buildings and emblematic monuments
Ciutat Vella - El Raval

The Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, dating from 1847, is located on the Ramblas, and regarded as an institution in the city for its cultural an

El Call
Medieval buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

A Jewish community lived in the El Call quarter between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.

Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi
Medieval buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

A gothic church (1322-1486) with a single wide nave, enter from the Plaça del Pi or Plaça Sant Just Oriol.

Els Quatre Gats
Modernist buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

Bar and restaurant (1895-1896) designed by the modernist architect Puig i Cadafalch and decorated with paintings of the Catalan artists who met her

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