The first thing that comes to mind when talking about Barcelona is architecture, right? Then imagine, as an architect, just how much I enjoy taking these pics and talking about styles and about the stories behind these buildings!

A Route of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona. Three projects: Torre Glòries, Parc del Poblenou, and Fàbrica Moritz, are all designed by the same famous French architect.

With the exterior depicting an allegorical dragon and the interior patio – a dive into the sea, Casa Batlló is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating creations of Antoni Gaudí. 

On daily basis, I pass by some incredible Modernist houses, lesser known by tourists or hurried visitors. This is my Barcelona, and this is one of the streets of my neighbourhood: Carrer de València.

One of the most impressive houses on Avenida Diagonal is, without a doubt, the former Hotel Tuset or Casa Mas de Miquel.

Casa Pàdua features one of the most photographed facades of Barcelona. Here is the story of the house.

The Apple of Discord. Three seamless buildings, designed by three famous Modernist architects, are popularly known as Barcelona’s apple of discord, and here’s why.


MACBA.Contemporary art is boldly unpredictable, and so is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona.

Santa Caterina Market. Besides being less crowded than La Boqueria, this market is best known for its multicolored roof with 325,000 ceramic pieces in 60 different shades – representing the colors of the vegetables and fruits inside the market.

Fundacio Antoni Tapies

Fundació Antoni Tàpies. This building marks the beginnings of the new Modernista (Catalan Art Nouveau) style.

Design Museum

The Design Museum of Barcelona. Just ten minutes away from Sagrada Familia, this contemporary design hub is placed right in the middle of an original and eye-catching space.

El Born. The Cultural Centre. A former food market with a spectacular structure. A restaurant to taste historical Catalan dishes. An archaeological site to witness the city’s past. 

Montcada, a Gothic Street. Is home to notorious Museu Picasso but not only: it’s a beautiful collection of Gothic palaces hosting museums and entertainment shows, and is sprinkled with original stops.

Eixample or the Expansion of Modern Barcelona. Its grid-like layout is the symbol of the modern Barcelona we know today.

A Metaphor of the Mediterranean Sea, Right under Your Feet. Passeig de Gràcia is famous for many things – for its history and elegance, for its buildings, great restaurants and luxury shops, still this deep-blue-sea inspired pattern might be its true symbol.

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