City Orientation Walk II (Self Guided), Barcelona

Barcelona is world renowned for its modernist architectures. On this part two of the two-part city orientation walks, you will visit some of the world famous architectures by Antoni Gaudi and his peers. The modernist architectures visited on this walk include: Casa Amatller, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (La Pedrera), La Sagrada Familia, among others.
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Guide Name: City Orientation Walk II
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 15
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: clare
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Arc de Triomf

1) Arc de Triomf (must see)

The Arc de Triomf is an arch-way structure, located near the Park of the Ciutadella. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca I Casanovas in 1888 for the Exposicion Universal de Barcelona (Universal Exposition), and served as its archway gate. Built in the Moorish revival style, the arch is composed of reddish brickwork. A stone sculpture which states "Barcelona rep les nacions" or "Barcelona welcomes the nations", is located in the front frieze. This sculpture has been built by Josep Reynes and shows Barcelona openly welcoming visitors.

There is another structure on the opposite frieze, which contains a carving in stone called "Recompense". This carving is done by Josep Llimona, and is one of his earlier works and depicts a gift or prize-giving ceremony. There are many statues and reliefs that decorate the arch.

The Arc de Triomf is unique and stands out from other similar famous arches like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Done up in the mudejar style, which has its origins in the distinctive Moorish architecture, the arch is colourful and heavily decorated with stone carvings. It can easily be reached by metro and it is a short walk away from the Park of the Ciutadella.

Why You Should Visit:
Great photo opportunities and a good way to see the locals doing their thing: relaxing, jogging, having picnics, coffee breaks.

Tip:
Don't forget to try the Spanish cakes in a bakery shop near the Arc.
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Church of Sant Pere de les Puelles

2) Church of Sant Pere de les Puelles

Located in the pleasant Square of Sant Pere, where it flanks one side, this church is overlooking a modernistic drinking fountain made of iron and a few cafés with outdoor tables. Although not very well known outside Barcelona, it is among the oldest churches in the city and has some serious history attached to it, having been the site of where settlement originally began in the ancient Ribera district.

In 985 AD, a Muslim raiding force attacked Barcelona and largely destroyed what was then the Sant Pere convent, killing or capturing the nuns. The church was subsequently rebuilt through the ages and, fortunately enough, certain parts of the original architecture have been preserved and retained into the new structure. The church’s pre-Romanesque Greek-cross floor plan survived, as did some Corinthian columns beneath the 12th-century dome and a Renaissance vault leading into a side chapel. Despite its medieval appearance, the high-walled facade is actually a rather recent 20th-century renovation. Only one of the original bell towers is still standing but it still looks awesome and makes for some great photographic opportunities; with some luck, you may even get to climb it for a bird's eye view of Barcelona.
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Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music)

3) Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) (must see)

The Palace of Catalan Music was opened in 1908 and is a one-of-a-kind concert hall. Placed on the Unesco World Heritage list since 1997, it is undoubtedly one of the most representative monuments of Catalan Art Nouveau and also the only European auditorium illuminated during daylight hours entirely by natural light. Though it seems to be overshadowed by all the Gaudi designs within the city of Barcelona, the palace itself is an architectural treasure, and it's worth going around it just to see the exterior.

The facade is lavishly decorated with elements from many sources, including traditional Spanish and Arab architecture. Standing on a corner, the sculpture representing popular Catalan song is a song in itself, uplifting and inspiring, and is crowned by an allegorical mosaic displaying busts of composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and, of course, the period’s most popular composer – Wagner.

Entry to the foyer is free and one is able to admire the architecture but also to sit outside in the courtyard with a drink or snack. It is the first-floor auditorium, however, where the modernist excesses run wild, every surface dripping with decoration applied by the finest craftsmen. A spectacular stained glass masterpiece, the ceiling alone is worth a visit, its shape and dimension having been considered an engineering impossibility at the time. But that's not the only fantastic or unique work of art on display – make sure to carefully study the beautiful three-dimensional muses at the back of the stage that seem to be climbing out of the walls, as well as the masterpiece proscenium that frames the stages, with the Valkyries riding across it.

One of the best ways to visit the palace is to take the popular guided tour – so popular, in fact, that it is worth booking in advance. Alternatively, you may pop in for a coffee or tapas in its foyer bar to sample the atmosphere and see plenty of modernist detail, or, even better, you could attend one of the concerts. With concerts ranging from international orchestras and soloists to jazz and sometimes world music, checking the Palace's program is a must when in town. With top of the line sound and lighting systems, it is also a very intimate setting and attending any performance here will be one of the highlights of a Barcelona experience.

Tip:
Be sure to take opera glasses or binoculars and to check out the nice café on the ground floor!

Daily Tours:
10am-3:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Placa de Catalunya (Catalonia Square)

4) Placa de Catalunya (Catalonia Square) (must see)

As well as being the most connected transit hub for Barcelona's metropolitan area, Plaça de Catalunya is the heart of the city in a wider sense. It is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most interesting places, acting as one of the starting points of Barcelona's main arteries, such as Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gràcia, or the pedestrian street Portal de l'Àngel. It is also the connection point between the Old City and its gridded 19th-century extension known as the Eixample, which is home to some of Europe’s most exquisite architecture.

One of the largest squares in Spain, it stands as one of Barcelona's most bustling places due to the endless restaurants, hotels, shops, cafes and entertainment venues found throughout the area. If you look in the middle of the square itself you will find paving stones arranged in the shape of a star which, they say, marks the center of the Catalonian capital.

For high fashion, design, jewelry and department stores, the principal shopping axis starts here, so if you're in for some retail therapy, this is the place to go. An initial orientation point for visitors is the white-faced El Corte Inglés, Spain's only surviving department store, an enormous fortress-like behemoth that houses everything you’d expect – from books, music and food to high fashion, jewelry, technology, and homeware. The store is famous for its decent customer service, but also the 9th-floor cafeteria where you can get a seat by the window affording a great panoramic view over the square below. On the opposite side is El Triangle, a commercial centre which is home to FNAC, a mega media store with several slick floors of books, music and technology.

Plaça de Catalunya is also known for its fountains and statues, attracting flocks of tourists and pigeons in their thousands. As the afternoon proceeds, it gets increasingly crowded and colorful, perfect to get a sense of life in Barcelona as there are always lots and lots of details to observe.

Why You Should Visit:
Central meeting point in Barcelona and definitely a landmark to get to other places within the city.

Tip:
The fountains are pretty in the day but the display at night is beautiful, illuminated by alternating colored light.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Parroquia de Santa Anna

5) Parroquia de Santa Anna

Hidden behind the busy shops of Santa Anna is the Parròquia de Santa Anna, an oasis of peace where, one can find people walking around, gazing at the scenery, or simply enjoying the moment. According to history, this place of worship was once part of the convent that stood beyond the city walls, dating back to the 11th century.

A perfect blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles, it is a marvelous example of the architecture of its time. While the 15th-century cloister and the roof are Gothic, striking Romanesque features include windows that display scenes from the Book of Genesis.

The church exterior is quite sober, with the belfry tower the most conspicuous element thereof, given its height and spiky appearance. The belfry contains three bells and their strokes are very pleasant to hear. By the tower, within an enclosure, there is a very calm and peaceful yard, with benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the peacefulness of the lieu.

Once inside the church, you can freely walk around, paying not a penny. The walls are not dripping in gold since whatever money is collected from donations goes to help those who have fallen on hard times. Members of the church welcome the homeless, feed them, give them a place of warmth, as well as access to barbers or computers, and promote inclusion and friendship.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11am–7pm (Aug until 2pm)
Avoid weekends, the time for weddings and Masses
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Passeig de Gracia

6) Passeig de Gracia

Formerly known as Camí de Jesús ("Jesus Road"), this wide, tree-lined avenue originally linked the Old City and the former village of Gràcia even before Barcelona's ancient walls were torn down. An urbanization project, started around 1820, provided impetus for Passeig de Gràcia to evolve into what it is today. Even by the early 1900s, it was Barcelona's most fashionable street.
Aside for the beautiful wrought-iron streetlamps designed in 1906, one can also notice the greenish grey pavement tiles designed by Gaudí, creating an abstract vista of sea creatures which add to the feel of uniqueness.

A stroller's delight, the boulevard is now home to many of the city’s most elite stores, similar to what you would find on the Champs-Élysées or New York's 5th Avenue. Eating is at the high end, but there are quite a few budget-friendly venues down the side streets, with foods ranging from Syria, to Ethiopia, and eventually some Asian fusions.

More notably, this is also the top place to head to for Modernist architecture, most of which is clustered on either the main street or, again, the side streets. Buildings, balconies, stained-glass windows and carved doors can all be appreciated as you wander around, with highlights such as Gaudí’s La Pedrera and the Manzana de la Discordia, the latter comprising three gems by the period's three top architects. There's no shortage of richly and tastefully decorated facades, as most mansions belonged to the wealthiest citizens of Barcelona from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Day or night, it's a fantastic opportunity to admire the city's urbanism, provided you look up as much as you can.

Tip:
The boulevard is especially magical during the summer when city residents are decorating streets in different themes as part of the Gràcia Festival. There is live music, which is different at each competing location, making for a really fun event!
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Tivoli Theater

7) Tivoli Theater

Located in Barcelona, the Tivoli theatre attracts a great number of locals and visitors all year round. Inaugurated in 1915, the theatre is situated near the Placa Catalunya and the most impressive fact about this structure is that it still remains in its original form despite the many renovations that it had to undergo over the years.

The theatre has the capacity to seat 1643 people and the decor is spectacularly done, primarily in red and gold colours. It is actually the choice of colors that gives this particular theatre a rather regal effect and a grand ambiance. The theatre features different shows including Bollywood production as well as box office releases. This truly makes the Tivoli Theatre entertainment for all age groups and types of people.

Other shows include Belgian mime, circus as well as documentaries and therefore this means that the Tivoli plays host to a great variety of shows that makes it truly unique. The structure has been constructed over 42,000 square meters of land. The building was designed by Rafael Moneo and is well equipped for all kinds of arrangements. All shows scheduled before 9 pm daily are suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
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Casa Lleo Morera

8) Casa Lleo Morera

The Casa Lleo-Morera is a building designed by noted modernisme architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner, located at Passeig de Gracia 35 in the Eixample district of Barcelona. The building is located on the corner with Carrer del Consell de Cent, and is one of the three important buildings of the Illa de la Discordia. The building was originally constructed in 1864, and was renovated beginning in 1902. Unlike many buildings constructed at the time, it was not named after its owner; rather it is named from the lions (lleo) and mulberry trees (morera) motifs in the decorations. Domenech i Montaner worked with sculptor Eusebi Arnau, Antoni Serra i Fiter for the ceramics, Lluis Bru and Mario Maragliano for the mosaics and Gaspar Homar for decoration and furniture to make the complete work. It was the residence of Cuban-Catalan photographer Pau Audouard.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Casa Amatller

9) Casa Amatller (must see)

One of Barcelona's most unforgettably beautiful buildings, Casa Amatller resembles a piece belonging to a fairytale world. Constructed at the tail end of the 19th century, its design clearly adheres to the Modernist style, which has been followed for a few chosen buildings in the city. Directly next door to Antoni Gaudí's Casa Battló and facing the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia, it is an architectural masterpiece in its own right, modeled by one of Gaudí's competitors, Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

The building was meant to serve as a family home for the famous chocolatier, Antoni Amatller Costa, who was also a passionate art collector, photographer and traveler. What strikes at first is the triangular stepped gable inspired by Dutch urban architecture, which most likely sought to imitate the letter “A”. The wrought-iron balcony and the colorful ceramic tiles of the outer wall are other examples of the wonders that make this building, as are the large doors with stained-glass windows visible in the lobby.

Tours of the house are mostly conducted by audio guides, revealing more curious and extravagant details with every step. Visitors can wander the bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms, as well as the dining room, the music room, and the scullery – all with their original furnishings.

Tip:
You can visit the whole mansion for a fee, or you can just walk right in the café downstairs to have a coffee drink, a light snack – or better yet, to treat yourself with a nice cup of some of the world's best hot chocolate into which you dip soft toasted bread. They also sell many chocolate products such as chocolate bars or leaves, or chocolate-covered nuts, all arranged in little boxes or tins which are some of the perfect edible souvenirs in Barcelona.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm
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Casa Batllo

10) Casa Batllo (must see)

Casa Batlló is considered by many the ultimate Gaudí masterpiece; one of the highlights when it comes to representing Modernism or Catalan Art Nouveau in Barcelona. Built in the 1870s, it was passed over to Gaudí in 1904, who handled an astonishing renovation, turning a relatively ordinary mansion into a work of art. It is certainly one of the strangest residential buildings in Europe, known by locals as the “house of bones” for its almost bone-like balconies or the “house of the dragon” for its roof is in the shape of a dragon’s humped and glossy scaled back.

There are not many buildings in the world which seem more like a living thing than an inanimate object, but Casa Batlló achieves this and the design almost feels alive. At any time of day or night, there is a small crowd on the pavement staring up at the wavy-shaped facade covered with a mosaic of fragments of colored glass and ceramic discs. Though the admission price may seem somewhat steep compared to other attractions, the building's interior is just as swirly and curvaceous. Gaudí's use of light and color is wonderful, especially in the ceramics, and the curves soften the hard materials quite brilliantly.

If you do decide to visit, make sure to take one of the free audio-guides as they really help add historical and artistic context to the home. All rooms are now empty of furniture, but the smart guide helps you see how the design functions with furniture and lighting as it was originally used when it was occupied. As is the case of Casa Milà, Gaudí designed everything right down to the door handles so that everything would work together in form, function and design with nothing out of place.

Though visitors can use the elevator for some of the time, they should be prepared for a walk up the staircase up to the rooftop, which is recommended to soak in more of the intricate textures and shapes of the glass walls and tiles. Finally, on the roof, they are rewarded with scenic views of the area and some up-close views of the amazing details built into the roof – including, of course, the trademark twisted and tiled chimney pots that look as if they should belong to a land far, far away!

Tip:
For a fee, you can get a photo taken on the small balcony at the front of the building (on your way down from the roof); both a printed copy and e-copy.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-9pm (last entry: 8pm)
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Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

11) Casa Mila (La Pedrera) (must see)

Another fabulous example of Antoni Gaudí's work, Casa Milà curves around a corner of Passeig de Gràcia, located just a few minutes away from his other masterpiece, the Casa Batlló. Commissioned by a rich developer who had just married an even richer widow, this apartment block is the most original in the entire city and illustrates how well ahead of the design of the time Gaudí really was.

The nickname La Pedrera (“The Quarry”) stems from the building's stony, fortress-like appearance, but Gaudí thought of it more in terms of a body covered with a skin, where the columns were to be the building’s skeleton, and the stone its flesh. It may not look like much from a distance, but gradually you are drawn in and can't stop staring! The whole structure is so seamlessly sinuous that it appears to have been molded rather than built, while apartments resemble eroded cave dwellings.

After receiving the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, La Pedrera was acquired by a Catalonian banking foundation, and when restoration and cleaning were done some of the original decorations re-emerged. The owners also refurbished the place and there are some great things to explore inside as well.

On the fourth floor, an elegant apartment has been recreated, done up in the style a well-to-do family might have enjoyed in the early 20th century. Up in the attic, one can find a tribute to Gaudi’s life and work through scale models and plans, drawings and photographs. All his Barcelona landmarks are covered, in displays that illustrate how he drew inspiration from natural forms like pumpkins, seashells, and python skeletons.

Keeping with the main façade, the roof terrace is an undeniable highlight, filled with a fabulous collection of interesting forms, designed to also fulfill a function, such as chimneys, ventilation shafts and stairwells. A wander among these provides great panoramic views of Barcelona and a nice respite from the bustling streets below. Plan to visit on a fine day as the roof terrace is closed when it is raining.

Tip:
Do try to book your ticket in advance online to bypass the crowds and, if you can, get the tour at sunset or after dark to see everything lit up as part of a surreal audiovisual show. In the summer months, jazz and flamenco concerts are held in this unique setting.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-8:30pm (March-Oct / Dec 26-Jan 3); 9am-6:30pm (Nov-Feb)

Night Tour:
Daily: 9-11pm (March-Oct / Dec 26-Jan 3); 7-9pm (Nov-Feb);
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Palau de Baro de Cuadras

12) Palau de Baro de Cuadras

The Palau de Baro de Cuadras is one of the unique structures present in Barcelona. Its originality and uniqueness intrigues all those that visit. The wonder lies in the fact that it has not one, but two facades. This architectural trick makes the building look different from different angles. Not only this, but there is yet another surprising factor.

Each facade does not only make the building appear different, it makes a world of a difference in the entire architecture of the structure. From one side, the building resembles a new Gothic Nordic structure, and from the other side it appears to be perhaps the most eclectic example of Modernisme architecture in Barcelona. The mastermind behind the designing of this particular building was the famous Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

The structure was constructed in 1904 and was built as a mansion. The rear end of the building however shows that the main purpose of the building was to be used as a block of apartments. The interior is also surprising with a completely Arabic decor comprising of mosaics and woodwork. It is here that the famous Casa Asia exhibition is held, the main purpose of which is to boost the cultural as well as economical relationship between Europe and Asia.
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Casa Comalat

13) Casa Comalat

There is a great misconception even among the locals in Barcelona, that the Casa Comalat was designed by the great Antoni Gaudí, but even though that’s not the case, it is clearly influenced by his genius. A typically Modernist structure with no sharp lines and generously decorated, this “casa” forces everyone to stop and is counted among the best projects that local architect Salvador Valeri has worked on.

Dating to 1911, it was commissioned by señor Comalat, a renowned moneylender at the time, who wanted his home to be a reflection of his power, just like much of the rest of the bourgeoisie. Curiously enough, the building actually has two different facades: formal at the front, more playful at the back. The former has a dozen curvy stone balconies with wrought-iron railing, while the latter features spectacular polychrome ceramics and a number of wooden galleries that add an interesting touch. To be more specific, it almost looks as if a pink and turquoise cake had dropped out of the sky and squashed another building beneath it, its gooey icing oozing off the sides and onto the sidewalk!

Though not open to the public and hidden away from any major road, Casa Comalat is an essential visit for lovers of Modernism; delicious, dreamy, and very photogenic.
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Casa Terradas (Casa de les Punxes)

14) Casa Terradas (Casa de les Punxes)

Known locally as the Casa de les Punxes (“House of Spikes”) because of its sharply pointed turrets, this apartment block looks like a fairy-tale castle and is the largest work of Puig i Cadafalch. Quite controversial in the past due to an almost Northern European appearance, it is now regarded as one of the great landmarks of Catalan Modernism.

As it happens, this grand eccentricity that broke with the dominant tradition is also the only fully detached building in the whole district of L'Eixample. With six towers and three separate entrances, it was built in 1903 for each of the Terrada family’s daughters – Àngela, Josefa and Rosa, who each owned a house around an entire corner of a block. Hence, the architect created a very unique project, seamlessly blending the three separate houses into the imposing triangular complex one sees today.

Sadly, successive occupants stripped the interior of almost all of its original furnishings and adornments. The ground floor now simply holds a gift shop and a cafe-bar, while self-guided tours of the empty apartments above start with a multi-media retelling of the legend of St George and the dragon; owing to the fact that Cadafalch crowned one facade with an image of Catalunya’s patron saint.

Eventually, though, you reach informative panels about Cadafalch and his work, and can then ride the elevator to the roof terrace, view the towers from up close and scale them at your own pace. The largest tower was built on three levels and opens a privileged view of the city.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-7pm (last entry: 6pm)
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La Sagrada Família

15) La Sagrada Família (must see)

Gaudí's gothic masterpiece is awe-inspiring up close. The mammoth basilica seems to sprout from the ground and keep rising, rising, rising as far as the eye can see. Gaudí spent a large part of his career on this iconic monument, having dedicated over 43 years on its design. Construction has been going for more than 100 years and the works are still ongoing, but these are as much part of the attraction as the building itself.

From the outside, there is much to take in, but the interior is no less extraordinary. Your eyes are drawn at once to the walls and the roof. Huge, bright, colorful and vibrant stained-glass windows line the walls, filling the church with natural light and an explosion of color. Supported by a forest of pillars, with strong trunk bases that sprout into branches as they near the ceiling, the roof looks like a forest canopy.

Walking around and marveling inside a religious temple might have worked for you so far, but you will be clueless as a rock if you decide to do that in the Sagrada Família. This cathedral is another level and there is so much to know about it that one would totally waste the experience with no guide. Luckily, the audio device provides enough information while allowing plenty of time to wander around, or you could book a guided tour in many languages directly through the Basilica if that sounds like fun.

Note that children under 6 cannot go up the towers and the walk down spiral steps can be a bit daunting for some. Should you decide to do the climb regardless, ask the staff where the “backside elevator” is located, as there are usually fewer people there.

Don't forget to spend some time in the museum below, which gives a great amount of information about the Sagrada Família project as well as about Gaudí himself, who has influenced so much of Barcelona and Spain. While you're there, drop into the very informative audiovisual presentation about the history of the project and its future.

It is also worth visiting the small school onsite that Gaudí built so the children of those working on construction could be educated. The visit doesn’t take long and it’s really great to see yet another example of a great architect's work.

Tip:
When planning your trip, pre-purchasing a ticket online is absolutely recommended, easy to do, and will allow avoiding long queues upon arriving.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-8pm (Apr-Sep); 9am-7pm (Mar, Oct); 9am-6pm (Nov-Feb); 9am-2pm (Dec 25/26, Jan 1/6); last entry: 30 mins before closing time

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