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Architecture of Spain

04 December 2009

1859 – Plaça de Reial, Barcelona

Architect: Francesc Daniel Molina A fine nineteenth century square inserted into the fabric of the old town. The buildings with their identical facades have arcaded ground floors and ironwork balconies. Several entrances to...

04 December 2009

1876 – Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

Architect: Josep Mª Cornet i Mas A fine iron and glass structure set in what was an open space surrounded by collonaded arcades.

03 December 2009

15th C. – Palau de la Generalitat, Barcelona

Seat of the regional Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat dates from the early 15th century but has been remodelled over the centuries. The facade shown is a late 15th century development...

03 December 2009

14th C. – Plaça del Rei, Barcelona

From the early middle ages, this square was home to the counts of Barcelona and rulers of the Court of Aragon. Originally built into the Roman walls, the buildings here today date from...

03 December 2009

1383 – Església de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona

Buried in the small streets of the Bari Gotic, the Església de Santa Maria del Mar is one of the most important buildings in the Catalan Gothic style. An austere exterior, the decoration...

03 December 2009

14th C – Església de Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona

An austere Gothic church in a small plaça in the Barri Gà²tic area of the old city, the only concession to exterior decoration on the exterior is the massive rose window and doorway...

03 December 2009

1298 – Catedral de Santa Creu i Santa Euhà lia, Barcelona

Construction began in 1298, during the bishopric of Bernat Pelegrí and the reign of King Jaume II, known as “the Just”. The work on the present-day façade of the Cathedral remained unfinished until...

03 December 2009

1876 – Mercat del Born, Barcelona

Architect: Josep Fontseré A fine iron structure, the former Mercat del Born is now closed for restoration.

03 December 2009

1732 – Església de Betlem, Barcelona

Situated along Las Ramblas, the Església de Betlem has a magnificently baroque exterior in stark contrast to the austerity of other churches in Barcelona. The building was formerly part of a larger Jesuit...