List of Famous Barcelona Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Barcelona Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Barcelona skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Barcelona architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Barcelona are included on this list. Information about these Barcelona buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Barcelona and older historic landmarks.

Examples include Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and Casa Batlló.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Barcelona?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Barcelona. Famous architectural houses within the city of Barcelona are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
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    The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain. The museum opened to the public on November 28, 1995. Previous directors were Daniel Giralt-Miracle, Miguel Molins, Manuel J. Borja-Villel and Bartomeu Marí.more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Architect: Richard Meier
    • Created By: Richard Meier
    • Style: Modern architecture
    • Building Function: Museum
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    The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the exhibition. It is an important building in the history of modern architecture, ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1929
    • Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    • Created By: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    • Style: Modern architecture
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    Camp Nou
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    Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957. With a seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain by capacity. It is also the largest stadium in Europe and the 4th largest association football stadium in the ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
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    Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that. Gaudí's assistants Domènec Sugrañes i Gras, Josep Canaleta and ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1877
    • Architect: Josep Maria Jujol, Antoni Gaudí
    • Created By: Josep Maria Jujol, Antoni Gaudí
    • Style: Expressionist architecture
    • Construction Started: 1905
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    Casa Calvet
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    Casa Calvet is a building, designed by Antoni Gaudí for a textile manufacturer which served as both a commercial property and a residence. It is located at Carrer de Casp 48, Eixample district of Barcelona. Gaudí scholars agree that this building is the most conventional of his works, partly because it ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Architect: Antoni Gaudí
    • Created By: Antoni Gaudí
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    Casa Milà
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    Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, built between the years 1906 and 1910. It was commissioned in 1906 by businessman Pere Milà i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1907
    • Architect: Josep Maria Jujol, Antoni Gaudí
    • Created By: Josep Maria Jujol, Antoni Gaudí
    • Style: Modernisme
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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Architect: Josep Maria Jujol
    • Created By: Josep Maria Jujol
    • Style: Art Nouveau
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    Casa Vicens is a family residence in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí and built for industrialist Manuel Vicens. It was Gaudí's first important work. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí" in 2005. It was built in the period 1883-1889 and is located at Carrer de les ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Architect: Antoni Gaudí
    • Created By: Antoni Gaudí
    • Style: Moorish Revival
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    Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

    Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys is a stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Originally built in 1927 for the 1929 International Exposition in the city, it was renovated in 1989 to be the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The stadium has a capacity of 54,000, and is located in the Anella ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
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    Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel

    Part of the major waterfront World Trade Center in Barcelona, completed between 1999 and 2002more

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    • City/Town: Province of Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 2002
    • Architecture Firm: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
    • Created By: Henry N. Cobb
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    Hotel Arts
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    The Hotel Arts is a 44-storey, 483 room luxury hotel on the seafront of Barcelona, in Spain. Contrary to popular belief, it was not built to service the 1992 Summer Olympics, though its construction was part of the big changes underwent by the city to prepare the Games. It is operated by ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1994
    • Structural Height (m): 154.0
    • Style: High-Tech Architecture
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    Liceu, Barcelona

    Liceu, Barcelona
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    The Gran Teatre del Liceu, or simply Liceu in Catalan and Liceo in Spanish, is an opera house on La Rambla in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The Liceu opened on 4 April 1847. The adjacent Liceu metro station is named after the theatre.more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Building Function: Opera House
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    Montjuïc Communications Tower

    The Montjuïc Communications Tower, popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefónica, is a telecommunication tower in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, construction on the tower began in 1989 and was completed in 1992. The white tower was ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1992
    • Structural Height (m): 136.0
    • Architect: Santiago Calatrava
    • Created By: Santiago Calatrava
    • Construction Started: 1989
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    Palau Blaugrana

    Palau Blaugrana
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    Palau Blaugrana is an arena in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, belonging to FC Barcelona. The 7,585 seating capacity arena is home to the basketball, handball, roller hockey, and futsal divisions of FC Barcelona. Palau Blaugrana is located between Mini Estadi and the Camp Nou.more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
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    Palau d'Esports de Granollers

    Palau d'Esports de Granollers is an arena in Granollers, Catalonia. It is primarily used for team handball and is the home arena of BM Granollers. The arena, projected by the Catalan architect Pep Bonet, holds 5,685 people and was opened in 1991 for the 1992 Summer Olympics. During those games, it ...more

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    • City/Town: Spain, Catalonia
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    The Palau Güell is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell, and built between 1886 and 1888. It is situated in the Carrer Nou de la Rambla, in the El Raval neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage ...more

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    • City/Town: Spain
    • Architect: Antoni Gaudí
    • Created By: Antoni Gaudí
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    The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola — the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1914
    • Architect: Antoni Gaudí
    • Created By: Antoni Gaudí
    • Style: Modernisme
    • Construction Started: 1900
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    Rail Tunnel Puymorens – Ripol

    Bartisol used his training at the Pontes e Chaussés on the Eastern Pyranees Tunnel from Puymorens – Ripol, carried out by his own company, "Enterprise Bartisol"more

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    • City/Town: Ripollès, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1860
    • Created By: Edmund Bartissol
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    Torre Agbar

    The Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper / tower located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in association with the ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jun 01 2005
    • Structural Height (m): 144.44
    • Architect: Jean Nouvel
    • Created By: Jean Nouvel
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    Torre de Collserola is a uniquely designed tower located on the Tibidabo hill in the Serra de Collserola, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster and by the Spanish civil engineers Julio Martínez Calzón and Manuel Julià Vilardell. This emblematic tower was ...more

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    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Opened: Jan 01 1992
    • Structural Height (m): 288.4
    • Architect: Sir Norman Foster
    • Architecture Firm: Foster and Partners
    • Created By: Sir Norman Foster
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