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Modernisme, a local version of Art Nouveau

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In the late 19th century, at the time of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, Barcelona was a bustling city in which architecture played a major role as an indicator of the social status of the then flourishing bourgeois...

CaixaForum: one of the best modern art collections in Europe

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CaixaForum Barcelona is an art gallery sponsored by the Catalan bank "La Caixa", and opened in 2002 in a former factory. CaixaForum is located in the Montjuïc area, on Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia. The mai...

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation

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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the ex...

A private visit to singular buildings in Barcelona

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You have the opportunity to visit singular buildings in the city, ie. Palau Moxó, a palace built in 1770, on the bases of an ancient palace from the 13th Century. It was the most important private residency in Barcelo...

Gaudí Experience in 4D

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Take an interactive and 4D journey through the creative universe of this genius of Modernist Architecture at Gaudí Experiència  and discover what lies behind Antoni Gaudí’s innovative architectural language. Gaudí ...

The Gaudí Centre, interpreting the genius mind in Reus

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Reus, near Tarragona, is a picturesque town that was once famous for the production of Brandy. Today it is a bustling town that spans 59km2 and has 100,537 inhabitants. It's also the birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, the ge...

Sant Pau in Barcelona, Europe’s largest Art Nouveau Site

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The former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul) in the neighborhood of El Guinardó, Barcelona, is a complex built between 1901 and 1930, designed by the Catalan modernist ar...

Casa Lleó i Morera

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Some people say that the Casa Lleó Morera is a family-size version of the Palau de la Música. Although the Palau is considered the epitome of modernista architecture due to its elaborate decorative elements, the artis...

Opera house: Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city. In contrast...

A visit to Casa Amatller

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This amazing building, the Casa Amatller by architect Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, is part of the block kno...

Torre Bellesguard

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The Casa Bellesguard stands at the foot of the Collserola Ridge, on a site which boasts magnificent views of Barcelona. The building’s medieval past inspired Gaudí when he designed this innovative, but essentially neo...

48H Open House Barcelona: the Torre Girona

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The 48H Open House Festival represents a unique opportunity to enjoy architectural experiences related to a city's history. The event, started some years ago in London, is now celebrated in over 15 cities around the w...

Monestir de Pedralbes

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Barcelona's Museu-Monestir de Pedralbes (Pedralbes Monastery) is considered to be one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic architecture and allows us to see the artistic legacy preserved by the community of nuns f...

Catedral de Barcelona

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

Gaudí House-Museum at Parc Güell

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At the end of the 19th century, Catalan industrialist Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, after a stay in England, returned to Barcelona with the intention to build a garden city for the Catalan bourgeoisie, on the grounds of ...

El Call (Jewish area)

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Jewish presence in Barcelona dates back to ancient times. After 1391, Barcelona's Jewish community technically ceased to exist and its members were dispersed. The Catalan word "call" refers to the area where the Jews ...

Palau Güell

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Barcelona’s Palau Güell was designed by the young Gaudí and is a wonderful blend of medieval opulence and the architect’s unique exuberant style. The palace was completed in 1890, the building was the private residenc...

Barcelona street altarpieces

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These altarpieces (Catalan: "Capelletes")  are a sort of  public altars containing a religious image and displayed in the street. They can be found in many cities and villages, in religious buildings (churches, monast...

Barcelona facades and balconies

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A look at the city facades and balconies protruding their original 'modernism'. More information: Barcelona Walking Tours Modernisme http://www.rutadelmodernisme.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernisme ...

Barcelona contrast

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Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSvMrWjpoE

Barcelona: curiosities, legends and nooks

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The overlapped text is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what these curiosities and nooks are about. More information: http://www.barcelonaoculta.com Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtub...

Barcelona: little gems in the neighbourhoods

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The overlapped text is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what these little gems are about. Tips: carrer = street, casa = house/building, plaça=square Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtube.com...

Colònia Güell in Santa Maria de Cervelló

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The Colònia Güell, one of the most pioneering purpose-built industrial villages of the 19th century is located in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 23 Km to the south-west of Barcelona. Gaudí developed the archite...

Casa Milà (a.k.a. La Pedrera)

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Casa Milà (Catalan pronunciation: ['cah-sa mee-lah]), better known as La Pedrera (pronounced: [lah peh-dre-rah], meaning the 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during...

Cloister of the Santa Eulàlia Cathedral

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

The Cathedral of the wine

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The cellar and oil mill of the Sindicat de Cooperació Agrària de Gandesa (Gandesa Agricultural Cooperative Union) was built between 1919 and 1920. Cèsar Martinell planned and directed the works. However, at first glan...

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí

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The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of en...

Poblet i Santes Creus Monastery

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This Cistercian abbey, founded in 1151, located at the feet of the Prades Mountains in the comarca of Conca de Barberà in southern Catalonia, is one of the largest in Europe. At its centre is a 12th-century church. Th...

Royal Colleges of Tortosa

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The Royal Colleges of Tortosa, founded by Emperor Charles V in 1564 for the education of subject Muslims, is an example of  a fine Renaissance building that houses the educational establishments of Sant Lluís, Sant Jo...

La Casa Castellarnau – Tarragona

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The Castellarnau House was built at the beginning of the 15th century and was home to one of the city's most influential families until the 19th century. In 1542 Emperor Charles I resided here during his stay in the c...

Arc de Triomf, another perspective

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For more information: Arc de Triomf fact file http://www.aviewoncities.com/barcelona/arcdetriomf.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomf Video: © geobeats Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VZge2g...

Palau Nacional

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The Palau Nacional, situated in Montjuïc, is a palace constructed between the years 1926 and 1929 for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia...

A tourist view of Parc Güell

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Parc Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 19...

Santa Maria Church in Cadaqués

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By the way, ignore Naomi's very bad pronunciation of the town, please it's "kah-dah-kes" (emphasize in the last syllable) More information: http://www.visitcadaques.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaqu%C3%A...

Casa Batlló

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Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the heart of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. Casa Batlló is a remodel of a previously built house. It was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been ref...

The World’s strangests buildings

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Yes, this is about Barcelona too, just continue listening! More information: http://www.lapedrera.com/en/home http://www.casabatllo.es/en https://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/en_index.html Video: © geobeats...

Sagrada Família

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The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), is Antoni Gaudí’s best-known work and has become an undisputed symbol of Barcelona. Extravagant, ambit...

Casa Vicens

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Barcelona’s Casa Vicens (1888), a unique oasis of calm with an Oriental and Moorish flavour, stands in the peaceful neighbourhood of Gràcia. The building is covered with spectacular green and white tiles and was Gaudí...

Hospital de Sant Pau

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Designed by the Catalan modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, this complex was built between 1901 and 1930. The Hospital of Sant Pau was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997. This building it's...

Palau de la Música Catalana

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More information: http://www.palaumusica.cat/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau_de_la_M%C3%BAsica_Catalana http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/804/ (photos) https://www.pinterest.com/bcngifts/barcelona-palau-de-la...

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