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  • 1 Gare de France Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. del Marquès de l'Argentera E - 08003 Barcelona

    The station was the starting point for the first railway line to link Barcelona and Mataró was replaced in 1929 but the recently restored French Station. This enormous glass roof iron structure marks the start of «long distance routes» and is the set..

  • 2 Park of the Citadel Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Passeig de Sant Joan E - 08003 Barcelona

    Philip V initiated the construction of the Citadel in 1715. Deemed a symbol of repression, it was demolished in the name of Catalan nationalism in the 19C. A public par was built on the site instead. The approach to the park, the Passeig de Sant Joan..

  • 3 Waterfall Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Paseo de Pujades E - 08003 Barcelona

    Preceded by a circular plaza, this giant waterfall in the middle of the parc de la Ciutadella was built with Gaudí's assistance, when he was still an architectural student. Rowing boats can be hired on the small lake to the right of the waterfall.

  • 4 Zoological Park Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Parc de la Ciutadella, s/n E - 08003 Barcelona

    The Park is home to the famous Dama del paraguas (lady with umbrella), a sculpture of a young fashionable lady of 1888. Make sure you see the dolphins, and the popular Floquet de Neu (snowflake), the world's only captive group of albino gorillas in t..

  • 5 Barceloneta district Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Pau Vila E - 08001 Barcelona

    This district, made up of fifteen long streets bisected by fifteen short streets from La Ciutadella to the sea, is home to fishermen and dock workers, and more recently students and families. The "Naples of Barcelona" is a very pleasant are..

  • 6 Museum of Catalan history Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaça de Pau Vila 3 E - 08039 Barcelona

    Situated in the old Barcelonan port warehouses, this recently renovated group of buildings built in 1900 houses a permanent exhibition which charts Catalonian history from pre-history to the present day. Interesting temporary exhibits re-enact severa..

  • 7 Olympic Village Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. d'Icàna E - 08003 Barcelona

    Built in 1992 to accommodate the 15 000 athletes of the Olympic Games, the olympic village gave the sea-faring town a dynamic new face-lift. Modern and well developed, the village has beautiful gardens, large avenues and a great selection of leisure ..

  • 8 Catalan walk Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rambla de Catalunya E - 08007 Barcelona

    This walk which will take you right across the Eixample district from the Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, which crosses the town, to the Avinguda Diagonal. The «old-fashioned» houses in this the very lively part of town are a mixture of iron and gla..

  • 9 Casa Amatller Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passeig de Gràcia 41 E - 08007 Barcelona

    This building by Puig i Cadafalch (1900) is part of the famous "Apple of Discord". It has a beautiful façade with frescoes bearing floral motifs and large Gothic windows. Note, in particular, the exquisite finesse of the balconies and doorw..

  • 10 Casa Lleó i Morera Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passeig de Gràcia E - 08007 Barcelona

    This beautiful house by Domènech i Montaner dates from 1905 and is part of the famous "Apple of Discord". This renowned architect introduced a certain sobriety into his Modernist designs here.

  • 11 Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Diagonal E - 08028 Barcelona

    This building is best known as the «Casa de les Punxes» because of its pointed roof, and is yet another testiment to the ingenuity of Puig i Cadafalch's architecture. It is in this work that the Neo-gothic style is the most noticeable

  • 12 Hôpital Saint-Paul Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    C. Sant Antoni M. Claret 167 E - 08037 Barcelona

    The red-brick building built between 1902 and 1912 covers an area of 10 000 sq metres. Domènech i Montaner worked on his monumental work alongside prestigious sculptors Pablo Gargallo and Eusebio Arnau. The pavilions are decorated with mosaics dep

  • 13 Montjuïc Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Marqués de Comillas E - 08038 Barcelona

    Montjuïc, also known as the "Mountain of the Jews", rises to a height of 173m and stands between the mouths of the Besòs and Llobregat rivers. This hill was completely transformed as a result of the 1929 Universal Exhibition, when its slope..

  • 14 Poble espanyol (Spanish town) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passeig de Simón Bolívar E - 08023 Barcelona

    This evocative town which has been created with houses bearing the traits of all the different regions in Spain was built by Miquel Utrillo and Xavier Noguès for the 1929 World Fair. At the centre is the Plaza Mayor. This square uniting Majorcan mark..

  • 15 Olympic ring Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passeig Olímpic E - 08038 Barcelona

    The Olympic ring, built for the major sporting event of the 1992 Olympic Games occupies the vast esplanade on the upper section of Montjuïc. The central area, dedicated solely to sport, is made up of the Olympic stadium facade, which dates from 1929,..

  • 16 Greek Theatre Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passatge de Martras E - 08004 Barcelona

    This open air theatre surrounded by gardens and built in 1929 based on the design of the Épidaure theatre, boasts the rock-face of an abandoned quarry in the background. If you are lucky enough to be in Barcelona in the summer, you will see how the t..

  • 17 Casa de l'Ardiaca Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Nova E - 08002 Barcelona

    Built in the 12C on the Roman wall and enlarged in the 15C, this building mixes decorative elements from the Gothic and Renaissance periods. Admire the little interior rectangular patio, which is an authentic haven of peace decorated with a frieze of..

  • 18 Frederic Marès Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    plaça de Sant Iu 5 E - 08002 Barcelona

    This museum is home to an iimpresive collection by the sculptor Frederic Marès. The sculpture section demonstrates the variety Spanish art. Note a collection of Crucifixes and crosses (12-14C), a 16C entombment and the Vocation of Saint Peter, in mar..

  • 19 Santa Maria del Pi Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. del Pi E - 08002 Barcelona

    This is a large Gothic basilica dating from the 14C. which houses a great number of chapels. The most noticeable decoration on the façade is the rose window flanked by two incomplete towers. The inside is structured in typical GothicCatalan style (A ..

  • 20 Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Sant Josep Oriol E - 08002 Barcelona

    This very popular square, situated in front of the Geometric lateral façade of the basilica of Santa Maria del Pi, is endowed with the monument erected in honour of the playwright Àngel Guimerà (1845-1924). The tourists flock to this bohemian square ..

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