Top 5 Buildings in Barcelona

La Pedrera. Image via Martin Dougiamas/Instagram

Barcelona is home to some of the world’s greatest architecture. Woven in with the cultural and modern buildings you can see some of the greatest works of Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí is a uniquely creative architect whose work is designed to reflect the lack of symmetry in nature. You will also find remarkable gothic cathedrals and a mix of culture and history. Barcelona is a city which invites you to look up and experience the city as a big outdoors museum.

Here are five buildings you must not miss.

La Pedrera

Guadí designed this building for the aristocrats and it opened in 1912. As a joke, Guadí designed the staircases to connect to different floors in a random order. The building looks like a desert and the rooftop allegedly inspired George Lucas in his design of the stormtroopers.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is an extremely colorful and creative building designed by Gaudí to tell the legend of Saint George. The tiles on the building look like scales of the dragon and the balcony are made to look like skulls.

Casa Amatller

Cassa Amatller can be found next to Casa Battló. It was built by Puig and Cadafalch in 1898 and was home to a famous chocolatier. This is why the building does not look dissimilar to colored sweets and wrappers.

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Barcelona Cathedral

The cathedral was constructed between the 13th to 15th centuries and is a beautiful example of gothic architecture.

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Sagrada Familia

You cannot go to Barcelona without seeing Gaudí’s most famous and treasured work – the Sagrada Familia. It is still under construction but what has been completed so far is breathtaking.

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