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  • 1. Casa Vicens

    Gràcia | House/Mansion/Villa

    Antoni Gaudí's first important commission as a young architect began in 1883 and finished in 1889. For this house Gaudí still used his traditional...Read More

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  • 2. Palau Güell

    La Rambla | House/Mansion/Villa

    Gaudí built this mansion in 1886–89 for textile baron Count Eusebi de Güell Bacigalupi, his most important patron. (The prominent four bars...Read More

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Carrer Sant Carles No. 6

    Barceloneta | House/Mansion/Villa

    The last Barceloneta house left standing in its original 1755 two-story entirety, this low, boxlike structure was planned as a single-family...Read More

  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. Casa Comalat

    Gràcia | House/Mansion/Villa

    At the bottom of Gràcia between the Diagonal and Carrer Còrsega, this often overlooked Moderniste house (not open to the public) built in 1911...Read More

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  • 9. Casa de la Papallona

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    This extraordinary apartment house crowned with an enormous yellow butterfly ( papallona ) made of trencadís (broken ceramic chips used by...Read More

  • 10. 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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  • 11. Casa Domènech i Estapà

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    This less radical example of Eixample Art Nouveau architecture, now an apartment building, is interesting for its balconies and curved lines...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Casa Macaya

    Eixample | House/Mansion/Villa

    This graceful Puig i Cadafalch building constructed in 1901 was the former seat of the Obra Social "la Caixa," a deep-pocketed, far-reaching...Read More

  • 14. Casa Roviralta–El Frare Blanc

    La Bonanova | House/Mansion/Villa

    Gaudí disciple Joan Rubió i Bellver, creator of the Gran Via's Casa Golferichs, won the Barcelona architecture prize of 1913 with this extravagant...Read More

  • 15. Casa-Museu Gaudí

    Gràcia | House/Mansion/Villa

    Up the steps of Park Güell and to the right is the whimsical Alice-in-Wonderland-esque house where Gaudí lived with his niece from 1906 to his...Read More

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  • 16. Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum

    Born-Ribera | House/Mansion/Villa

    Legendary Dutch cannabis pioneer Ben Dronkers acquired the historic Palau Mornau, in the Gothic Quarter, and opened it in 2012 after a major...Read More

  • 17. 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

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