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

  • 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

  • Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Modernist buildings & monuments
    Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born

    This building, besides authentic music palace, is a modernist fine display of ceramics, sculptures and stained glass, especially in the interior.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Medieval buildings & monuments
    Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Modernist buildings & monuments
    Eixample Dreta

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

  • 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

  • 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

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