Category Archives: Architecture in Barcelona

Barcelona is full of architectural treasures dating from Roman times to now, and is home to the work of such world famous architects as Gaudí and Domenech i Muntaner. Here we make some suggestions for your itinerary.

Poblenou past and present

ShareEl Poblenou neighbourhood is full of surprises and is missed by most visitors to the city. Poblenou is technically part of the Eixample, its layout having been drafted by Ildefons Cerdà. However the historic centre of the neighbourhood (which was … Continue reading

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Energy efficient apartments in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona has raised its first block of flats with an A energy efficient certificate. The building has been designed by the SAAS Studio for the Spanish government’s housing body – El Patronato Municipal de la Vivienda. This A rating belongs … Continue reading

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Summer Nights at La Pedrera

ShareSummer Nights at La Pedrera is a very special summer event that takes place on the roof of Gaudí’s magical Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (the quarry), situated on Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s finest thoroughfares, and … Continue reading

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Description of a typical Barcelona apartment

ShareThe classic Barcelona apartment building, in which most of its inhabitants live, was built at the the end of the 19th or start of the 20th century in the art nouveau architectural style for which Barcelona is world-renowned. The Eixample … Continue reading

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Park Güell – Gaudi’s abandoned garden city in Barcelona

ShareOffering exotic art nouveau sculpture and landscaping, stunning views across the city, a breath of fresh air and a sense of perspective, Park Güell is a must see if you are visiting Barcelona. Gaudi’s original brief was for a garden … Continue reading

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The Poble Espanyol

ShareThe Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) is an outdoor architectural museum dedicated to the different architectural styles of Spain located on the mountain of Montjuïc. Constructed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition, the Poble Espanyol museum was the brainchild of … Continue reading

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Tour Barcelona by Bus

ShareBus tours are a great way to see the sites of Barcelona without tiring yourself and for those on a tight schedule they offer a way to pack in all those sites. Barcelona’s Hop-on hop-off buses visit all of the … Continue reading

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Las Arenas opens in the former Plaça Espanya bullring

ShareAfter many years of planning and construction, the conversion of Barcelona’s 19th century bullring in Plaça Espanya has been completed, featuring commercial, gastronomic and leisure premises, with the original façade completely intact. The new mall ‘Las Arenas de Barcelona’ opens … Continue reading

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A Sagrada Familia Walking Tour – Avinguda Gaudí and the Hospital Sant Pau

ShareThe Sagrada Familia is an architectural monument that needs little introduction, its famous towers dominate the Barcelona skyline and attract millions of visitors every year. Yet few visitors realise that this monument also gives its name to the part of … Continue reading

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