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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Emblematic buildings and monuments of Barcelona

  • Sagrada Família - Antoni Gaudí
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Sagrada Familia

    The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is the most famous work of Antoni Gaudí (Reus, 1852 - Barcelona, ​​1926) and

  • Casa Mila - La Pedrera - Antoni Gaudí
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

    The Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building that was designed by the architect Antoni Gau

  • Casa Batlló
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Esquerra

    This building built between 1904 and 1906 is a fantastic combination of colors and forms located on Passeig de Gràcia of Barcelona

  • Park Güell - Antoni Gaudí
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Gràcia

    The Park Güell (1900-1905), initially conceived as an English-style garden city, is perhaps the most unique of the many works that Eusebi G

  • Barcelona Cathedral
    Medieval buildings & monuments
    Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

    The Cathedral of Santa Creu and Santa Eulàlia of Barcelona was built between the years 1317-1441 on the old Romanesque cathedral,

  • Palau de la Música Catalana
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born

    The Palau de la Música Catalana, in addition to being an authentic palace of music, is a modernist building of great beauty for its ceramic

  • Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

    The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner housed a hospital until 2009: the Hospit

  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
    Medieval buildings & monuments
    Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born

    The exterior of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar (1329-1383) offers a compact look that does not convey what we will find insid

  • Casa de les Punxes
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

    The Casa Terrades, better known as the Casa de les Punxes, was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch

  • Poble Espanyol
    Other buildings and emblematic monuments
    Sants Montjuïc

    The Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum that was built in 1929 on the occasion of the Barcelona International Exhibition.

  • 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

  • Casa Amatller
    Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

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

  • 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 Col

  • 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,

  • 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 Monta

  • 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 fo

  • 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

    There are some indications that the origins of the Basilica of Santa María del Pi are in the 5th century.

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

    Els Quatre Gats ist a bar and restaurant (1895-1896) designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch a

  • 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

  • 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), created by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Columbu

  • 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

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