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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Torre de les Aigües del Besòs
Other buildings and emblematic monuments
Poblenou

The Water Tower del Besos was built in the 1880s funded by industrialist Xavier Camps and with the project by the architect Pere Falqués.

Castell dels Tres Dragons - Domènech i Montaner
Modernist buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born

The Castell dels Tres Dragons (Castle of the Three Dragons), 1887-1888, is a building of brick battlements decorated with ceramic coats of arms was

Palau del Baró de Quadras
Modernist buildings & monuments
Eixample Dreta

The Palau del Baró de Quadras as we know it today, was created from a great renovation of a previous building.

Llotja de Mar Barcelona (Orgu24 cc-by-20)
Medieval buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born

La Llotja de Barcelona (Stock Exchange) is one of the most unknown treasures of Barcelona's civil Gothic.

Casa Macaya (Enfo CC BY-SA 4.0)
Modernist buildings & monuments
Eixample Dreta

Elegant mansion (1901) with a large patio, designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

Palau Güell
Modernist buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - El Raval

The Palau Güell, an urban residence built between 1886 and 1890 for the family of Eusebi Güell Bacigalupi, is located at Carrer Nou de la Rambla.

Saló del Tinell (Mark.thurman92 CC BY-SA 3.0)
Medieval buildings & monuments
Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

This magnificent hall with solid columns (1359-1370), where they say that Isabel and Fernando received Christopher Columbus on his return from Amer

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