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Barcelona architecture

May 5, 2016 1 comment

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

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A view of the Nativity scene

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The ceiling reflects trees and nature

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Some of the artwork and stained glass

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But you better put up with crowds

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Stained glass skylight in Musica

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Behind the stage Musica

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View of one of the balconies

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Sculpture denoting Ride of the Valkyries

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Entrance to the hospital

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Some of the spectacular buildings

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Another architectural viewpoint