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Barcelona architecture guide.

Barcelona is full of buildings with wonderful architecture, just walk around the city, especially through the Gothic Quarter or the Eixample, and you’ll find an infinite number of fascinating buildings.

From Roman times to the Gothic period to the Catalan Art Nouveau, “modernisme”. The two most important styles of Barcelona architecture are Catalan Gothic and Modernisme.

So if you consider coming to Barcelona you should definitely choose to stay in an apartment in Eixample or Gothic area.Renting apartment in this areas is the best way to get to know Barcelona.

Barcelona Cathedral.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia also known as Barcelona Cathedral was constructed throughout the 13th to 15th centuries.It is located on the “Plaza de la Seu” in the Barri Gotico – the gothic quarter of Barcelona, the original site of the Roman settlement of Barcino.

Casa Milà(la Pedrera).

La Pedrera street view(Barcelona)Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera was built for the married couple Rosario Segimon and Pere Milà in 1905-1910 by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.It is located at Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district of Barcelona.Visitors to La Pedrera can see the patios, the Espai Gaudi (attic and roof-terrace) and The Pedrera Apartment.

Sagrada Família.

Sagrada Familia BarcelonaSagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.Though construction of Sagrada Familia had commenced in 1882, Gaudi took over in 1883, transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style — combining Gothic and curvilinear, Art Nouveau forms with ambitious structural columns and arches,it is planned to be finished in 2026,the 100th anniversary of Antoni Gaudi’s death.

Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Palau de la Musica CatalanaPalau de la Musica Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908.In 1997 this building and the Hospital Sant Pau, also by Domenech i Montaner, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.With 100 years of history, the Palau de la Música Catalana (1908) is a cornerstone in Catalan musical life.

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