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  • Casa Vicens

    Casa Vicens

    Now you have the chance to visit this architectural gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been restored this year.

    The Casa Vicens was the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and the building that marked the beginning of his career.

    Gaudí had actually received the commission from Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a brick and tile factory owner, some years earlier; Vicens had inherited the land, which at the time stood in the independent village of Gràcia, and wanted to build a summer house there. In its design, the recently graduated Gaudí makes extensive use of colour and tiles, with Arabic, oriental and neoclassical influences. The beginnings of his singular style and inventiveness are clearly on show.

  • Modernism Festival of Colonia Güell

    Modernism Festival of Colonia Güell

    In order to promote the historical, cultural and artistic legacy of the Colonia Güell, the Modernism Festival has been held for the last nineteen years. It is a day in which the working and modernist world at the end of the 19th century is recreated. The streets of the Colonia, located in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, are filled with dramatized scenes of daily life from 100 years ago, with the incomparable backdrop of the modernist architecture of the Colonia.

  • Barri Gòtic

    Barri Gòtic

    A stroll through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter brings to light the early Roman city of Barcino and the medieval town with its palazzos, mansions and Gothic churches. This is the style that defines "the heart of Barcelona": a neighbourhood where the splendour of the historic past coexists with the vibrancy of the present.

  • History of Barcelona

    History of Barcelona

    The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Find out more about it!

  • Where to sleep

    A hotel with views, a tent in a campsite in the countryside, a city-centre apartment… Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodation so that everyone can find their perfect base camp. Here are some great ideas.

  • Modernista Route

    Modernista Route

    Barcelona and its home-grown art nouveau movement, modernisme, go hand in hand. The style emerged in all its glory at the end of the 19th century to reveal itself in hundreds of extremely beautiful buildings which line the way. Let yourself be captivated once again by these masterpieces in a style full of opulence, fantasy, symbolism and colour.

  • Gaudí Route

    Gaudí Route

    Gaudí is a name associated with Barcelona who needs to be discovered while you admire his finest landmarks: a treasure trove of forms, ideas, symbols and fantasy which is hard to surpass. The Gaudí landmarks in Barcelona give a greater understanding of one of the most famous architects who ever worked in the city.

  • Museums

    Museums

    Art, culture, science and entertainment come together in Barcelona's museums.

  • El Raval

    El Raval

    The word Raval, which comes from the Arabic Rabad, means neighbourhood or district. Once home to a cluster of convents and hospitals in Barcelona, the Raval has become a multicultural mosaic where the mix of modernity and the past of the former Barrio Chino, have made it a pole of attraction for people from all over the world.

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