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  • Casa Milà

    1. Casa Milà

    Eixample | Building/Architectural Site

    Usually referred to as "La Pedrera" (the Stone Quarry), this building, with its wavy, curving stone facade undulating around the corner of the...Read More

    Casa Milà
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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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  • Monestir de Pedralbes

    3. Monestir de Pedralbes

    Pedralbes | Museum/Gallery

    This marvel of a monastery, named for its original white stones ( pedres albes ), is really a convent, founded in 1326 for the Franciscan order...Read More

    Monestir de Pedralbes
  • 4. Plaça del Rei

    Barri Gòtic | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This little square is as compact a nexus of history as anything the Barri Gòtic has to offer. Long held to be the scene of Columbus's triumphal...Read More

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  • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

    5. Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

    Eixample | Hospital–Sight

    Among the more recent tourist attractions in Barcelona, the Recinte Modernista (Modernist Complex) is set in what was surely one of the most...Read More

    Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
  • 6. Torre Bellesguard

    Sant Gervasi | House/Mansion/Villa

    For an extraordinary Gaudí experience, climb up above Plaça de la Bonanova to this private residence built between 1900 and 1909 over the ruins...Read More

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  • 7. Casa Amatller

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    The neo-Gothic Casa Amatller was built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1900, when the architect was 33 years old. Eighteen years younger than Domènech...Read More

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  • 8. Casa Batlló

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    Gaudí at his most spectacular, the Casa Batlló is actually a makeover: it was originally built in 1877 by one of Gaudí's teachers, Emili Sala...Read More

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  • 9. Casa Calvet

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    This exquisite but more conventional town house (for Gaudí, anyway) was the architect's first commission in the Eixample (the second was the...Read More

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  • 10. Casa de l'Ardiaca

    Barri Gòtic | Library/Archive

    The interior of this 15th-century building, home of the Municipal Archives (upstairs), has superb views of the remains of the 4th-century Roman...Read More

  • 11. Casa de les Punxes

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    Also known as Casa Terrades for the family that owned the house and commissioned Puig i Cadafalch to build it, this extraordinary cluster of...Read More

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  • 12. Gaudí Exhibition Center

    Barri Gòtic | Museum/Gallery

    Set virtually into the city's ancient Roman wall, this 11th-century Gothic building, now a museum, once served soup to the city's poor; hence...Read More

  • 13. Palau Baró de Quadras

    Eixample | Educational Institution

    The neo-Gothic and plateresque (intricately carved in silversmith-like detail) facade of this house built for textile magnate Baron Manuel de...Read More

  • 14. Pavellons de la Finca Güell–Càtedra Gaudí

    Pedralbes | Garden/Arboretum

    Work on the Finca began in 1883 as an extension of Count Eusebi Güell's family estate. Gaudí, the count's architect of choice, was commissioned...Read More

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