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  • 1. CaixaForum

    Montjuïc | Museum/Gallery

    This 1911 neo-Mudejar Art Nouveau masterpiece, originally built to house a factory by Josep Puig i Cadafalch (architect of Casa de les Punxes...Read More

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  • 2. Gran Teatre del Liceu

    La Rambla | Arts/Performance Venue

    Barcelona's opera house has long been considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, a rival to La Scala in Milan. First built in 1848, this...Read More

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  • Palau de la Música Catalana

    3. Palau de la Música Catalana

    Born-Ribera | Arts/Performance Venue

    On Carrer Amadeus Vives, just off Via Laietana, a 10-minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya, is one of the world's most extraordinary music halls...Read More

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  • 4. Passeig del Born

    Born-Ribera | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Once the site of medieval jousts and autos-da-fé of the Inquisition, the passeig, at the end of Carrer Montcada behind the church of Santa Maria...Read More

  • 5. Casa de la Caritat–Pati Manning

    El Raval | Library/Archive

    This house occupies what were once the grounds and buildings of a 14th-century Carthusian convent—though the convent itself is long gone. The...Read More

  • 6. Casa Golferichs

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    Gaudí disciple Joan Rubió i Bellver built this extraordinary house, known as El Xalet (The Chalet), for the Golferichs family when he was not...Read More

  • 7. Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona

    El Raval | Museum/Gallery

    Just next door to the MACBA, this multidisciplinary gallery, lecture hall, and concert and exhibition space offers a year-round program of cultural...Read More

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  • 8. Centre Moral Instructiu de Gràcia

    Gràcia | Building/Architectural Site

    Another creation by Gaudí's assistant Francesc Berenguer (Gràcia is Berenguer country), the Centre Moral Instructiu was built in 1904 and still...Read More

  • 9. Convent dels Àngels

    El Raval | Museum/Gallery

    This former Augustinian convent directly across from the main entrance to the MACBA, built by Bartolomeu Roig in the middle of the 16th century...Read More

  • 10. Els Quatre Gats–Casa Martí

    Barri Gòtic | Restaurant–Sight

    Built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch for the Martí family, this Art Nouveau house, a three-minute walk from the cathedral, was the fountainhead of...Read More

  • 11. Palau Dalmases

    Born-Ribera | Building/Architectural Site

    If you can get through the massive wooden gates that open onto Carrer Montcada (at the moment, the only opportunity is when the first-floor...Read More

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  • 12. Reial Cercle Artístic

    Barri Gòtic | Museum/Gallery

    This private fine-arts society, just at the bottom of Portal de l'Angel, where it divides and leads off left to the Cathedral, has two art galleries...Read More

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