A pleasure for architecture lovers
It is well known that the main assets of Barcelona are its climate, gastronomic offer and a wide range of activities for groups. But the main identity element of the city is, undeniably, its culture and architecture. Therefore, today we will dedicate this article to talk about three of the many wonderful spaces that the city has.
Starting at the west end of the Gràcia neighborhood, we can find La Casa Vicens, the work of Antoni Gaudí. After a laborious rehabilitation process, this magnificent mansion opened its doors to the public on the fall of the year 2017.
Declared a World Heritage Site in 2005, Casa Vicens contains an impressive set of decorative elements, with Arabic and medieval influences.
This house, which was the first one built by the renowned architect between 1883 and 1885, was one of the first exponents of European art and architecture at the end of the 19th century. In addition, this space offers the visitor a detailed program of educational, artistic, social and cultural activities for the enjoyment of all those who are passionate about modernism.
Continuing with other patrimonial gems, the visit to Hospital de Sant Pau can leave anyone astounded. Also authorized for corporate meetings, the modernist complex located in l’Eixample was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
After functioning as a Hospital for a century, the modernist site of Sant Pau is now dedicated to history and innovation, offering emblematic experiences to everyone who visits it.
Last but not least, we move to the Raval neighborhood, where we find the renowned Palau Güell, also the work of Gaudí. Its construction began in 1886 as a family residence and today stands out as a museum with an innovative conception of space and light. Declared also World Heritage, this palace has a large number of architectural elements that you cannot miss.
What are you waiting for, MAXlover?! Come and discover the most iconic cultural corners of the cradle of modernism!