When you walk through Barcelona you discover its beautiful architecture, you cannot miss any detail on the street where you walk, because there will always be something beautiful to see, from Gothic temples, the remains of the old city in the 19th century, the beginnings of modernity from the first half of the 20th century, contemporary projects, and modernist icons, all this in museums, schools, hotels, squares, shopping centers. Today we will talk a little about buildings that have left us in love.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
If you have read our blog we have talked about this beautiful basilica in other entries, but this one could not be missed. Designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, this construction began in 1882 and is still under construction. This work is the greatest exponent of Catalan modernist architecture.
Mercat Encants Vells Fira de Bellcaire
Also known as the Bellcaire fair, it is a street market, this can be found in various areas of Barcelona for approximately seven centuries. In 2013 the new establishment for this fair was inaugurated, which is placed under a beautiful covering of mirrors that gives the market a beautiful touch and also protects it from the Barcelona climate. It is still a charm in Barcelona and can receive ten thousand visitors a week.
Also known as Casa Milá, it is a work by Gaudí, who has already dazzled us with many of his works and this was no exception. This modernist building was built between 1906 and 1910. It can be found on Passeig de Gracia and has received around 20 million visits since its opening. The building has six floors, and its architectural forms are almost impossible, it recreates the forms of nature.
El Liceu Theater
It is one of the most important opera houses in the world, it was inaugurated in 1847. In this beautiful theater the most recognized works have been presented, and great artists such as Enrico Caruso, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti or the local José Carreras and Montserrat Caballé.
It is an architectural work of art, you cannot miss the delight that it will be for your eyes to see it. In addition, the best singers and ballet and dance companies from all over the world continue to perform on this imposing stage.
Hospital Sant Pau
This old and beautiful hospital is one of the greatest examples of modernist architecture in the world, its architect was Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, inaugurated in 1930 to carry out hospital functions of that time. It was declared an artistic historical monument in 1967 and a world heritage site in 1997 by UNESCO. This hospital is one of the main modernist buildings in the world and the largest in Europe. It is made up of thirteen buildings and pavilions in the modernist style.
National Art Museum of Catalonia
The beautiful and illuminated facade of the National Palace of Montjuic is one of the most recognized images of Barcelona. This imposing building was built for an international exhibition which was in 129, served as the opening ceremony of the event and as a museum for the exhibition of Spanish art. After the 1992 Olympics it became the current MNCA, and the collections of several museums were joined, in this one of the largest collections of Romanesque art in the world could be contemplated. It is one of the favorite places to see the spectacle of the magic fountain of Montijuc.
Its unique shape, its beautiful and original lighting, this tower has earned a place in the Barcelona skyline, and this in just ten years of existence. It also became one of the favorite places for tourists who come to take photos and contemplate the beautiful building.
This skyscraper has 32 floors above the surface and four underground, has a total height of 144 meters, has 50,693 square meters of surface, and was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. You cannot miss the details of this beautiful and imposing skyscraper.
You can not miss anything of Barcelona and less these beautiful buildings, Barcelona and its architecture will make you fall in love completely.