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Name Category Location
 
Arc del Triomf
This imposing, exposed-redbrick arch was built by...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Biblioteca Popular de la Dona Francesca Bonnemaison
Barcelona's (and probably the world's) first...
Libraries Born-Ribera
 
Café Zurich
This traditional café and rendezvous point at...
Restaurants La Rambla
 
Capella d'en Marcús
This Romanesque hermitage looks as if it had been...
Religious Sites Born-Ribera
 
Carrer Banys Vells
This little pedestrian-only alleyway paralleling...
Neighborhoods / Streets Born-Ribera
 
Carrer dels Escudellers
Named for the terrissaires (earthenware potters)...
Neighborhoods / Streets La Rambla
 
Carrer Flassaders
Named for the weavers and blanket makers whose...
Neighborhoods / Streets Born-Ribera
 
Carrer Petritxol
Just steps from La Rambla and one of Barcelona's...
Neighborhoods / Streets La Rambla
 
Casa Bruno Quadros
Like something out of an amusement park, this...
Architectural Sites La Rambla
 
Casa Calvet
This exquisite but more conventional town house...
Houses / Mansions Eixample
 
Casa Comalat
At the bottom of Gràcia between the Diagonal and...
Houses / Mansions Gracia
 
Casa de la Caritat–Pati Manning
This house occupies what were once the grounds...
Architectural Sites, Libraries El Raval
 
Casa de la Misericòrdia
With its charming ivy-covered and palm-shaded...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites, Educational Institutions El Raval
 
Casa de la Papallona
This extraordinary apartment house crowned...
Houses / Mansions Eixample
 
Casa de la Pia Almoina–Museu Diocesà
This 11th-century Gothic building, now a museum,...
Museums / Galleries Barri Gotic
 
Casa de la Sang
To the right as you look up at the rose window of...
Architectural Sites Barri Gotic
 
Casa de les Punxes
Also known as Casa Terrades for the family that...
Houses / Mansions Eixample
 
Casa Domènech i Estapà
This less radical example of Eixample Art Nouveau...
Houses / Mansions Eixample
 
Casa Golferichs
Gaudí disciple Joan Rubió i Bellver built this...
Houses / Mansions Eixample
 
Casa Macaya
This graceful Puig i Cadafalch building...
Houses / Mansions Eixample
 
Casa Montaner i Simó–Fundació Tàpies
This former publishing house—and the city's...
Museums / Galleries Eixample
 
Casa Roviralta–El Frare Blanc
Gaudí disciple Joan Rubió i Bellver, creator of...
Houses / Mansions Upper Barcelona
 
Casa-Museu Gaudí
Up the steps of Park Güell and to the right, the...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Gracia
 
Castell de Montjuïc
Built in 1640 by rebels against Felipe IV, the...
Castles / Palaces Montjuic
 
Centre Moral Instructiu de Gràcia
Another creation by Gaudí's assistant Francesc...
Architectural Sites Gracia
 
Col.legi d'Arquitectes
Barcelona's College of Architects, constructed in...
Educational Institutions Barri Gotic
 
Col.legi de les Teresianes
Built in 1889 for the Reverend Mothers of St....
Religious Sites, Educational Institutions Upper Barcelona
 
Convent dels Àngels
This former Augustinian convent directly across...
Arts / Performance Venues El Raval
 
Cooperative Obrera La Fraternitat
This strikingly ornate building in the otherwise...
Architectural Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Disseny Hub
This new center of activity represents the...
Museums / Galleries Born-Ribera
 
El Transbordador Aeri del Port
This hair-raising cable-car ride over the...
Transportation Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Església de Betlem
The Church of Bethlehem is one of Barcelona's few...
Religious Sites La Rambla
 
Estadi Olímpic
Open for visitors, the Olympic Stadium was...
Sports Venues, Museums / Galleries Montjuic
 
Font de Canaletes
This fountain is a key spot in Barcelona, the...
Fountains La Rambla
 
Fuente de Carmen Amaya
Down at the eastern end of Carrer Sant Carles,...
Memorials / Monuments, Fountains La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Hotel España
Just off La Rambla behind the Liceu Opera...
Architectural Sites El Raval
 
La Cascada
The sights and sounds of Barcelona seem far away...
Memorials / Monuments, Fountains La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Mercat de Sant Antoni
Now undergoing a vast restoration project, this...
Markets / Bazaars El Raval
 
Monument a Colom
This Barcelona landmark to Christopher Columbus...
Memorials / Monuments La Rambla
 
Museu Blau-Colecciones Geología
Barcelona's first public museum displays rocks,...
Museums / Galleries La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
Just downhill to the right of the Palau Nacional,...
Museums / Galleries Montjuic
 
Museu del Calçat
Hunt down the tiny Shoe Museum, in Plaça Sant...
Museums / Galleries Barri Gotic
 
Museu Egipci de Barcelona
Presumably you came to Barcelona to learn about...
Museums / Galleries Eixample
 
Museu Frederic Marès
Here, in a building off the left (north) side of...
Museums / Galleries Barri Gotic
 
Museu Verdaguer–Vil.la Joana
Catalonian poet Jacint Verdaguer died in this...
Museums / Galleries Upper Barcelona
 
Palau de la Virreina
The neoclassical Virreina Palace, built by a...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces La Rambla
 
Palau del Lloctinent
The three facades of the Palau face Carrer dels...
Castles / Palaces Barri Gotic
 
Palau Moja
The first palace to occupy this corner on La...
Castles / Palaces La Rambla
 
Palau Reial de Pedralbes
Built in the 1920s as the palatial estate of...
Castles / Palaces Upper Barcelona
 
Parc de la Ciutadella
Once a fortress designed to consolidate Madrid's...
Parks La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Parlament de Catalunya
Once the arsenal for the Ciutadella—as...
Government Buildings La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Passatge Permanyer
Cutting through the middle of the block...
Neighborhoods / Streets Eixample
 
Plaça d'Anna Frank
Near Plaça del Diamant is a small square...
Squares Gracia
 
Plaça d'Espanya
This busy circle is a good place to avoid, but...
Squares Montjuic
 
Plaça de Catalunya
Barcelona's main bus-and-metro hub is the...
Squares Eixample
 
Plaça de Garriga i Bachs
Ceramic murals depicting executions of heroes of...
Squares Barri Gotic
 
Plaça de la Virreina
The much-damaged and oft-restored church of Sant...
Squares Gracia
 
Plaça de les Olles
This pretty little square named for the makers of...
Squares Born-Ribera
 
Plaça del Diamant
This little square is of enormous sentimental...
Squares Gracia
 
Plaça del Pedró
This landmark in medieval Barcelona was the...
Squares, Historic Districts / Sites El Raval
 
Plaça Rovira i Trias
This charming little square and the story of...
Squares Gracia
 
Plaça Sant Just
Off to the left side of city hall down Carrer...
Religious Sites, Squares Barri Gotic
 
Poble Espanyol
Created for the 1929 International Exhibition...
Architectural Sites Montjuic
 
Port
Beyond the Columbus monument—behind the ornate...
Marinas / Piers, Promenades / Boardwalks La Rambla
 
Port Olímpic
Choked with yachts, restaurants, tapas bars, and...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Beaches La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Port Vell
From Pla del Palau, cross to the edge of the...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls, Zoos / Aquariums La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Reial Cercle Artístic
This private fine-arts society, just at the...
Museums / Galleries Barri Gotic
 
Sant Miquel del Port
Have a close look at this baroque church with its...
Religious Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Sant Pere de les Puelles
One of the oldest medieval churches in Barcelona...
Religious Sites Born-Ribera
 
Tibidabo
One of Barcelona's two promontories, this hill...
Amusement Parks Upper Barcelona
 
Torre de Collserola
The Collserola Tower was designed by Norman...
Architectural Sites Upper Barcelona
 
Universitat Central
Barcelona's Central University was built in...
Educational Institutions Eixample
 
Zoo
Barcelona's excellent zoo occupies the whole...
Zoos / Aquariums La Ciutadella and Barceloneta

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