Some say it might be the other Sagrada Família, and not because of its dimensions. This sanctuary built in a small town of Tarragona is one of the most original pieces of Modernist architecture, and was finished 74 years after the first stone had been laid.
No wonder they call it the wine cathedral. This cellar in Pinell de Brai, Terra Alta, is the work of architect Cèsar Martinell i Brunet, and was built between 1918 and 1922. The entire interior of the winery is divided by wide-span, roof-bearing parabolic arches, which make the entire space look indeed like a cathedral.
A tower, a park, and a restaurant – they all have in common the name of the architect, French-born Jean Nouvel. For contemporary architecture lovers, these are some destinations not to be missed.
The entire first floor of this library in Vilassar de Dalt, one hour away from Barcelona, is a maze of tiles, spread on hundreds of square meters.
A sgraffito depicting wine plants, stained glass windows with floral motifs, and a surprising choice of colours, especially of the shutters, make this work of Modernist architect Geroni Granell one of the most original designs of Eixample.
Diving into the sea or climbing the dragon’s tail? Here’s an insight into the wonderful universe of Antoni Gaudí.
Let’s take a stroll in Vila de Gràcia and stop by some of the most original Modernist designs in the area.
I am fortunate to live close enough to some of the architectural wonders of the city. These ones are actually on my street, just a few blocks away, so here is a glimpse into my post-confinement daily walks.
It was known as the big house or the Rothschild house, and is defined by a splendid interior patio.
Designed like a vertical garden with winding vine plants, this facade in vivid colours is one of Barcelona’s must-sees.