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.

An interactive map of Barcelona’s history

ShareThe Museu de Barcelona (MUHBA) has just launched an exciting new online tool visually mapping how the Catalan capital has evolved over almost 22 centuries. This historical map of Barcelona shows how the city has grown, from the foundation of … Continue reading

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Las Casas Cerda

Share The Generalitat of Barcelona (local government) has declared las Casas Cerdà in Barcelona to be Bien cultural de interés nacional (BCIN) , which means that they are buildings of historical and cultural interest and as such are protected from … Continue reading

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48H Open House Barcelona 2015

Share48H Open House Barcelona offers a rare chance to see inside some of the city’s most inspiring buildings that otherwise remain closed to the general public. The Open House initiative was begun in London in 1992, and was brought to … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Sundays

ShareBarcelona pedestrian Sundays are a fun new weekend event organised by the Ajuntament de Barcelona (council). Staring at the end of the month, on March the 29th, the event is to run on six consecutive Sundays up until April the … Continue reading

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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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