Barcelona’s famous buildings
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Walking through the city of Barcelona, even at first sight you will be able to see a large number of unique buildings that will attract your interest, and that you will want to stop and admire, whether it’s for their historical relevance, for their architectural interest or simply for their design or modernity. Because of this, Barcelona is seen as one of the most influential cities for architects, since it gives them the opportunity to admire a great number of buildings of great architectural importance, and from different periods and styles.

Palaces and mansions

Between these buildings, Barcelona’s palaces and mansions deserve a special mention, and we have therefore created a separate section, in which you can find out more detailed information about those which have survived over time.

Some of the city’s most representative historic buildings are now the sites of important museums or exhibition centres. You can visit nearly all of them, whether free of charge or by paying an entry fee, but in a few cases it’s not possible to go inside them, whether that’s because they are privately owned residential properties or the headquarters of a public institution.

Barcelona’s most important and unique buildings

Below, we have given you a list of some of the famous and historic buildings which best represent the various styles of architecture in Barcelona, although it has been difficult to single out just a few. The problem with beauty of living in a city like ours is that we have had to end up making a selection of the very best!


Casa Batlló
Located in one of the most central points of the city, it’s practically impossible not to pass by the Casa Batlló, and if its well-known...

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The official name of La Pedrera, which is one of the most famous buildings in Barcelona and one of the most representative of Catalan modernism, is...

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Situated in the heart of the Passeig de Gràcia, surely the Casa Amatller’s greatest disadvantage is its location – it is right next to the more...

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Casa de l'Ardiaca
The Barri Gòtic, or Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, has a multitude of surprises for lovers of history, architecture and art in general. One of these...

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Casa Vicens
The Casa Vicens is a relatively unknown building, possibly unfairly so, both by tourists and by the locals, and it was listed as a World Heritage...

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Gran Teatre del Liceu
The Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Great Theatre of the Lyceum in English) is a unique theatre, and a true icon of music and art, both in Barcelona and...

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Torre Bellesguard
The Torre Bellesguard, whose official name is the Casa Figueras, was Antoni Gaudí’s most personal project, as he had completely free rein in its...

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Palau Sant Jordi
The Palau Sant Jordi is a sporting pavilion that was built in 1990, in preparation for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. During the Games various...

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Casa Lleó i Morera
The Casa Lleó i Morera can be found on one of Barcelona’s most famous streets, the Passeig de Gràcia, specifically in the area known as the...

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Barcelona’s City Hall balcony
Barcelona’s City Hall, also called ‘Casa de la Ciutat’ (in English ‘the House of the City’) is situated in the Plaça de Sant Jaume, one of...

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Casa Calvet
Just as with many of Antoni Gaudí’s works, in spite of the fact that it’s very close to the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, the Casa Calvet is...

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Casa Comalat
Just a few metres from the Passeig de Gràcia and a relatively short distance from two of the most well known works of Catalan modernism, the Casa...

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W Barcelona Hotel
In 2009, after a lot of controversy over its construction right on the seafront, the W Barcelona hotel was opened, which belongs to the W Hotels...

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Palau Macaya
The Casa Macaya, also known as Palau Macaya, is a fabulous modernist building, and is the work of one of the best architects of the era, Josep Puig i...

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