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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.

  • Cualladó essencial

    Cualladó essencial

    La Pedrera is putting on a new temporary exhibition on Gabriel Cualladó, one of the essential names when it comes to speaking about the renewal in photography over the second half of the 20th century. If we observe his work closely, we will see how it has a personality all of its own, imbuing the sad reality of periods such as the post-war years with humanism.

    The carefully selected photographs on display at La Pedrera portray Cualladó's singularity.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Sant Pere and Santa Caterina

    Sant Pere and Santa Caterina

    Across the Via Laietana from the Barcelona Cathedral is a maze of bustling, narrow streets. This is the city's medieval Santa Caterina and Sant Pere neighbourhood where, among other things, you'll find the modernista masterpiece: the Palau de la Música Catalana.

  • Sagrada Família neighbourhood

    Sagrada Família neighbourhood

    In Barcelona's Eixample neighbourhood, just outside the Quadrat d'Or (Golden Square) heritage district, you'll come across a bustling, lively neighbourhood which is home to two Catalan art nouveau, or modernista, landmarks by Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner: the Hospital de Sant Pau and the church of the Sagrada Família, which attracts thousands of visitors every day and has made the neighbourhood from which it takes its name so famous.

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