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Barcelona architecture

The Sagrada Familia and the many works of Antonio Gaudi are the most prominent architectural features of Barcelona. No question that he inspired a new way of designing buildings.   But he was not alone,  we visited several other sites designed by other architects that were spectacular.

Palau de la Musica:  Designed by Luis Montarer, this music hall took only 3 years to build (1905 – 1908).  It uses mostly organic forms,  emphasizing nature, color and light.  The exterior and interior feature beautiful statues and friezes, and fantastic stained glass to highlight everything.   Certainly worth a visit.

Hospital de la Santa Crue Saint Pau: A magnificent hospital site,  built between 1902 and 1930. A huge complex,  with significant buildings and almost a mile of underground tunnels for transport of both patients and supplies.   It is now a World Heritage Site.  It is truly a city within a city.

There is so much to see and take pictures of, here are a few.   More can be found in our photo albums,  click here and click on 2016 then cruises then Barcelona


A view of the Nativity scene


The ceiling reflects trees and nature


Some of the artwork and stained glass


But you better put up with crowds


Stained glass skylight in Musica


Behind the stage Musica


View of one of the balconies


Sculpture denoting Ride of the Valkyries


Entrance to the hospital


Some of the spectacular buildings



Another architectural viewpoint

  1. cruiseplannersctwv
    May 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Wow!, that is some spectacular architecture. Thanks for sharing.


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