Barcelona is a city known throughout the world for its unique buildings and architecture. From the incomplete Sagrada Familia to hidden architectural icons. The city has made (and is still making) a global impact on architecture.
Palau de la Musica Catalana – The Palau is a UNESCO world heritage site and has been labelled by many as a masterpiece of Modernisme. It’s one of the most iconic buildings of Barcelona and a great place to see the unique architectures of the city. The building is only accessible via a guided tour, you can discover the wonders of Palau de Música by BGB guided tour. You can get tours in various European languages, so don’t worry if you aren’t a fluent English speaker.
Sagrada Familia – Still incomplete, this masterpiece is set to be completed in 2040 at the current rate of construction. Once completed it will have taken longer to construct this church than the great Pyramid of Giza. This church is known the world over for its otherworldly looks but is actually a working building, holding catholic services. It’s open regularly for visitors and holds regular worship on a Sunday, which visitors to the city can join.
Park Guell – Gaudi has left his mark on the city and one of the most iconic pieces of Catalan modernism can be seen at Park Guell, originally designed as a private park this park later became a municipal park. At the park you can find the Gaudi House Museum which is listed as a historical artistic monument of national interest and is well worth visiting. The park is world famous for it’s iconic mosaics and viaduct within the hillside.
Església de Santa Maria del Mar – Barcelona is not only famous for modernist work, this is a unique medieval building built in a Gothic style but with a unique Catalan twist. The church is renowned for its purity and unity within the design.
Barcelona is a great city to visit but no visit is complete without visiting some of the architectural wonders that the city has to offer. There is a huge amount to see and it will leave you feeling amazed and inspired. Barcelona isn’t just a hotbed for modernist buildings but there are a huge amount of fantastic architectural wonders from earlier times too. Barcelona has always been a world leader when it comes to building cutting edge buildings which push architectural limits of the time.