The First Building Designed by Antoni Gaudí

The outside of the Nau Gaudi warehouse in Mataró

No matter how brief your stay in Barcelona, the chances are you will visit at least one building designed by Antoni Gaudí. A mixture of modernisme, surrealism and Gothicism combined with innovative engineering, Gaudi’s unique …

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Wilfred the Hairy: History and Legends

Stone carving of Wilfred the Hairy slaying a dragon with a wooden staff nect to the door of Barcelona cathedral

Tucked away beside the north entrance to Barcelona cathedral there is a small stone sculpture of an extremely hairy knight fighting what looks like a griffin. The knight is Wilfred the Hairy (Guifré el Pilòs) who …

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Monument to Francesc Cambó

Monument to Francesc Cambó i Batlle, Barcelona

Born in Verges in 1876, Francesc Cambó was a wealthy conservative politician, lawyer, author, philanthropist and Catalan nationalist. He founded the Regionalist League, was member of the Spanish government, promoted Catalan culture and collected art (a large …

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El Fossar de les Moreres

El fossar de les moreres Barcelona

In the heart of the Ribera district, the Fossar de Les Moreres is a sombre reminder of Barcelona’s turbulent history. The site has been a burial ground since medieval times and in 1714 citizens who …

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Monument to Doctor Trueta

The Doctor Trueta Monument on the Rambla de Poblenou

Josep Trueta Raspall was born in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona in 1897. He studied medicine at the University of Barcelona and in 1921 started working as an assistant surgeon in the Hospital de la …

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Statue of Pau Claris

Monument to Pau Claris,Passeig Lluis Companys, Barcelona

This bronze statue of Pau Claris was inaugurated in 1880 and originally stood on what is now Via Laietana. It was withdrawn from public display during the Spanish Civil War, as were other monuments to …

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Sir Winston Churchill Monument

Churchill's face carving in Sarria Barcelona

Sir Winston Churchill and Barcelona Winston Churchill was undoubtedly one of the most important figures of the 20th Century. His leadership inspired the British people to stand up for freedom during the second world war. …

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Monument to Francesc Macià

Bronze bust of Francesc Masia in Catalonia Square Barcelona

Francesc Macià i Llussà was the first President of the Generalitat de Catalunya and held office from 1932 until his death in 1933. Born in September 1859, Macià grew up in Vilanova i la Geltrú …

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