Thematic routes in Barcelona

Routes thématiques barcelone

Barcelona is known for being a city where coexist in perfect harmony all architectural styles, from Gothic to medieval, modernist and contemporary. So visiting the Catalan capital offers the possibility to enter a world full of magic, culture and charm. If you are thinking about making a thematic route and do not know where to start, then we show you different options:

  • Gaudí Route. The works of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí are characterized for being impregnated with color, beauty, symbolism, originality, and nature in general life. You can start this thematic route from any of its emblematic works but we suggest you La Pedrera (Casa Mila) and Casa Batllo, located in Passeig de Gràcia; then you continue with a visit to his famous work, the Sagrada Familia, and you finish in the Park Güell. If you want to extend the route, you have the chance to see the Pavilions of the Finca Güell, Casa Vicens, Bellesguard house and Calvet House, among others.
La casa Vicens fue el primer proyecto de Antoni Gaudí

La casa Vicens/

    • Modernist Route. If you are a lover of the modernist Gaudi but prefer to base your route on discovering other works, Eixample district offers one of the most popular Modernist routes in Barcelona, the “Quadrat d’Or” (Golden Square). It is the central area of ​​the district and in it the more modernist works are concentrated. Here you can enjoy Amatller House buildings, Casa Batllo, Comalat House, the Church of the Conception, the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, La Pedrera, Dr. Robert Memorial, the Museum of Catalan Modernism and Palau Montaner, among other. Although it is not part of the famous area, Palau de la Música Catalana is another modernist work you can not miss if you want to complete this route.


La casa de les Punxes o casa Terrades es un edificio modernista de Josep Puig i Cadafalch en el distrito del Eixample

La casa de les Punxes

  • Medieval Route. The medieval Barcelona is one of the most exciting thematic routes of the city. During the Middle Ages the Catalan-Aragonese Crown made ​​clear its enormous power to build palaces, churches, civic buildings very valuable today. Most of them are located in Ciutat Vella, so the medieval route means to walk on the streets and discover the magnificent buildings behind it. Among them, you will find the Montcada Street, full of medieval, Baroque and Renaissance palaces.
El Carrer de Montcada cuenta con palacetes góticos y renacentistas (Autor: )

Montcada Street (Autor: Carlos el hormigo / photo on flickr )

  • Contemporary Route. Another style that characterizes the architecture of Barcelona is the contemporary, to the point of having one of the best museums in the world belonging to this style, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). The Olympic Ring of Montjuïc, the Barcelona Auditorium, Santa Caterina Market, the Parc Central de Nou Barris, Parc de Joan Miró, Parc Diagonal Mar, the Bac de Roda Bridge, Agbar Tower and the Olympic Village are just some of the most outstanding works that you can not miss if you decide to take this route.
La Torre Agbar es un claro ejemplo de arquitectura contemporánea en Barcelona (Autor: )

Agbar tower (Autor: Ania Mendrek / photo on flickr)

  • Other thematic routes. In Barcelona we can make other thematic routes that allow us to know each of the faces of the city. Because of its historical importance, include the Roman Route, Gothic Route, Picasso route and Miró route.

Picture: L’Olio / photo on flickr

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