Barcelona Beyond Gaudi

Barcelona Beyond Gaudi
If you are traveling to Barcelona for the first time, Antoni Gaudí’s architectural gems such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà or Park Güell have to be on your ‘to-see’ list.

If you visit Barcelona and do not see these iconic places, it’s like going to Paris and not seeing Eiffel Tower or going to London and not seeing the Big Ben….

BUT

Although Gaudí is the best-known architect who worked on Barcelona’s Eixample district at the start of the 20th century, and his architecture is truly the most eye-catching and memorable you will ever see, he, most certainly, was not the only one.

There are numerous beautiful buildings created in the modernist as well as contemporary style lining the streets and squares of this lively city.

Here are just a few monuments and places of interest in Barcelona, that do not attract as much attention as the famous Gaudí masterpieces but are definitely worth your time:

Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Or Recinte Modernista De Sant Pau).

A short walk away from Sagrada Familia Cathedral, there’s a newly renovated and not so heavily visited Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

It’s a former hospital complex known as a jewel of Modernista architecture. You can spend a good few of hours wandering around its gardens and pavilions.

Although Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site is, apparently, Europe’s largest Art Nouveau complex, it is not crowded at all, as the biggest crowds are drawn to the nearby Sagrada Familia.
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Guide Name: Barcelona Beyond Gaudi
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site   Casa Amatller   Palau de la Musica Catalana   Santa Caterina Market   Parc de la Ciutadella  
Author: Vytene Laucyte
Read it on author's website: http://curioustovisit.com/barcelona-beyond-gaudi/

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