Barcelona – More Buildings

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Fundación Antoni Tapies.

Continuing our casual architectural tour of Barcelona.  First this crazy building, which houses the foundation set-up by Antoni Tapies as a home for his own artwork.

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Just around the corner from there…

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Casa Batllo, another Gaudi designed building. With a massive queue outside.

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Right next door to Casa Batllo…

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Casa Amatller. Apparently this block (the block of discord) is renowned for its modernist buildings.

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I was very struck by this one. It even had its own George and Dragon.

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And you could pay to take a tour (should you so wish) without the huge queues (or price I suspect) next door at Casa Batllo.

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We contented ourselves with a sneaky look in the entrance hall.

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The third famous building in the block (though I didn’t know it at the time) is Casa Lleo Morera…

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A little bit of lazy internet research suggests that the interior is stunning, although I’m not sure that it’s open to the public. I would have particularly liked to get up onto the roof to have a look at this….

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…folly?

Tempietto apparently, at least according to wikipedia.

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We used water fountains a great deal whilst we were in Barcelona, none more elaborate than this one.

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Our wander had brought us to Placa de Catalunya which has become quite familiar. This was handy because we wanted to get some tickets from the Tourist Information offices below the square.

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Then we’re off again to find one final Gaudi property…

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Casa Calvet.

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A few blocks away from there…

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…the Palau de la Musica Catalana.

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The older part of the building looked amazing, but in the narrow streets quite difficult to get a clear view for a photo.

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And that, finally, is the last of my Barcelona photos, though there are an awful lot more on my flickr account and one more post from our trip to Spain to come.

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Barcelona – More Buildings

One thought on “Barcelona – More Buildings

  1. Well I’ve enjoyed my virtual tour around Barcelona, a truly unique looking place that we clearly need to visit. Cities are on the agenda for our summer hols now inspired by your travels, tell you more next week

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