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Architecture of Spain

04 December 2009

1905 – Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes), Barcelona

Architect: Puig i Cadafalch Named for the points which crown the gables and towers of this curious mixture of Loire Valley chateau and mansion. The building has florid decoration around the windows and...

04 December 2009

1906 – Casa Batlló, Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí One of the most celebrated of the works of Gaudi, the colourful Casa Batlló is known for its elaborate decoration and forms derived from nature. From the balconies resembling the...

04 December 2009

1910 – Casa Milà , Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí Known as “La Pedrera” or “Stone Quarry” Casa Milà  is a purpose built apartment building. Previous Gaudi projects like Casa Batlló had consisted of remodelling of the facade. Here the...

04 December 2009

1910 – Casarramona, Barcelona

Architect: Puig i Cadafalch Originally built in 1911 as a factory by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick Art Nouveau fortress was opened in early 2002 as a center for art exhibits,...

13 July 2010

1914 – Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Guardia & Alejandro Soler This is one of the oldest running food markets in Europe, although this building was constructed in 1914, in a genuine Valencian style, with lots of colours,...

04 December 2009

1914 – Parc Güell, Barcelona

Architect: Antoni Gaudí Gaudí’s patron Eusebi Güell wished to develop a garden city of around fifty houses here and commissioned Gaudi to work on the project. In fourteen years they managed to lay...

13 July 2010

1916 – Mercado de la Colon, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Mora Berenguer A large building with three central aisles with two large lateral awnings that were built in a later expansion. An iron structure with a glass roof covers the central...

09 December 2009

1917 – Palacio de Comunicaciones, Madrid

Architect: Antonio Palacios The most prominent of the buildings at the Plaza de Cibeles is the Palacio de Comunicaciones. The cathedral-like landmark was built between 1905 and 1917 by Antonio Palacios as the...

04 December 2009

1920 – Casa Rocamora, Barcelona

Architect: B. Basegoda & J. Basegoda Designed by brothers Bonaventura (1862-1940) & Joaquim Basegoda (1854-1938), the Casa Rocamora looks to renaissance gothic for its inspiration. The building stands out for arcaded corner tower...