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  • Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    1. Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    El Raval | Hospital–Sight

    Founded in the 10th century, this is one of Europe's earliest medical complexes, and contains some of Barcelona's most impressive Gothic architecture...Read More

    Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
  • 2. Catedral de la Seu

    Barri Gòtic | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Barcelona's cathedral is a repository of centuries of the city's history and legend—although as a work of architecture visitors might find it...Read More

  • 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
  • Sant Pau del Camp

    4. Sant Pau del Camp

    El Raval | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Barcelona's oldest monastic church was originally outside the city walls ( del camp means "in the fields") and was a Roman cemetery as far...Read More

    Sant Pau del Camp
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  • Santa Maria del Mar

    5. Santa Maria del Mar

    Born-Ribera | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An example of early Catalan Gothic architecture, Santa Maria del Mar is extraordinary for its unbroken lines and elegance. At what was then...Read More

    Santa Maria del Mar
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  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

    6. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

    Eixample | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Barcelona's most emblematic architectural icon, Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família, is still under construction some 135 years after it was begun...Read More

    Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família
  • 7. Baixada de Santa Eulàlia

    Barri Gòtic | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Down Carrer Sant Sever from the side door of the cathedral cloister, past Carrer Sant Domènec del Call and the Esglèsia de Sant Sever, is a...Read More

  • 8. Capella d'en Marcús

    Born-Ribera | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This Romanesque hermitage looks as if it had been left behind by some remote order of hermit-monks who meant to take it on a picnic in the Pyrenees...Read More

  • 9. Casa de la Misericòrdia

    El Raval | Educational Institution

    With its charming ivy-covered and palm-shaded courtyard, this property was once a vocational school and a home for the children of the destitute...Read More

  • 10. Casa de la Sang

    Barri Gòtic | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Just adjacent to the church of Santa Maria del Pi is the seat of the 14th-century religious brotherhood charged with the preparation of the...Read More

  • 11. Col·legi de les Teresianes

    Sant Gervasi | Educational Institution

    Built in 1889 for the Reverend Mothers of St. Theresa, when Gaudí was still occasionally using straight lines, the upper floors of this former...Read More

  • 12. Església de Betlem

    La Rambla | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Church of Bethlehem is one of Barcelona's few baroque buildings, and hulks stodgily on La Rambla just above Rambla de les Flors. Burned...Read More

  • 13. Plaça Sant Just

    Barri Gòtic | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Off to the left side of city hall down Carrer Hèrcules (named for the mythical founder of Barcelona) are this square and the site of the Església...Read More

  • 14. Sant Agustí

    El Raval | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This unfinished church is one of Barcelona's most unusual structures, with jagged stone sections projecting down the left side, and the upper...Read More

  • 15. Sant Miquel del Port

    Barceloneta | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Have a close look at this baroque church with its modern (1992), pseudo-bodybuilder version of the winged archangel Michael himself, complete...Read More

  • 16. Sant Pere de les Puelles

    Sant Pere | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the oldest medieval churches in Barcelona has been destroyed and restored so many times that there is little left of its past to see...Read More

  • 17. Santa Maria del Pi

    Barri Gòtic | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Sister church to Santa Maria del Mar and to Santa Maria de Pedralbes, this early Catalan Gothic structure is perhaps the most fortresslike of...Read More

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