Points of interest
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is the most emblematic monument of Barcelona. As a prime example of the modernist architecture designed by Gaudí, thousands of tourists flock each day to contemplate the magnificent though unfinished temple.
Declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997, this monumental complex, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, is the largest venue and unique example of Catalan modernist architecture.
This avenue is a small diagonal that breaks the perfect grid layout of the Eixample and stretches proudly from the Sagrada Família towards the Hospital de Sant Pau, the main modernist monuments of the city.
Màrius Quintana projected a fountain of sandstone and stainless steel, with abstract forms, and was inaugurated on September 21, 1985.
The sculpture is a work by Apel-les Fenosa, in 1978. This statue is built in bronze on patina and based on an iron and basalt pedestal.
A series of modernist streetlamps that lend it an elegant touch and unique style are showcased on the avenue. They were designed by Pere Falqués in 1909.
This modernist building, located in Horta-Guinardó district, was inaugurated in 1917. The work of Josep Domènech i Mansana is one of the most beautiful examples of functional modernism in Barcelona.
Hospital Dos de Maig, opened in 1923, has a long tradition as an institution dedicated to the Catalan health system. In 1923 the Queen Victoria Eugenie, who was part of the “Ladies of the Red Cross”, inaugurated this hospital to attend the wounded of the War of Africa.
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As suggests the name of the long street that traverses the neighbourhood, the industry was “the distinguishing mark” during the first half of the twentieth century.
Some of the factories that were located in the Sagrada Família neighbourhood were emblematic. This is the case of Myrurgia, a major perfume company.
In the nineteenth century, in Catalonia the silk production was one of the most prominent sectors in the textile industry.
This passageway owes its name to Mrs. Francesca Simon i Ferrer, who was the owner of the plot in 1867.
The gardens dedicated to the writer Montserrat Roig are located inside the block where the packaging system of the old Damm brewery was located.
This office building is the headquarters of Herder Editorial. This publisher was born in Germany more than 200 years ago, expanding all over the world.
At the beginning of the 20th century, there is evidence that the land where the square is situated was used as a soccer field.
Discovering the hidden ways. he Passatge de Carsi dedicated to Ricard Carsi i Lacasa, an engineer and well builder.
If there is a genuine urbanistic peculiarity in the neighborhood of the Sagrada Familia is the number of passages that pierce it like cheese of gruyere.
In the neighborhood we can find different houses. This pentagonal corner building is the work of the architect Jaume Mestres.
It is located in a trapezoidal corner plot, with the main façade in the chamfered corner. The edifice was built during the years 1931-32.
The name CLIP is result of the first initials of the streets where it is located, Còrsega, Lepant, Industry, and Padilla.
In the neighborhood we can find different houses and buildings that still have sgraffito of the time in the facade or present some architectural and historical element that make them peculiar
This original corner building was built in 1923-1924 and it is considered to be the latest modernism work, in which rationalist influences are visible.
This is one of the most interesting passageways in Eixample district
The first section of Gaudi Avenue is partially covered by a roof made of iron and iroko beams, a large hardwood tree from Cameroon and Angola, in the shape of a vault. Underneath this element, there are concrete benches without backrest.
In the last streetlamp of the avenue, heading to Sagrada Família, you can find a bronze medallion with Gaudí’s face.
Part of the Myrurgia old perfume factory. The Myrurgia old perfume factory took up the streets of Provença, Nàpols and Mallorca. Currently, part of this factory has become the Beatriu de Provence gardens, a block interior courtyard with access to Nàpols street.
Mural that simulates to be a façade of building with balconades where take out the diverse head characters.
It is a modernist building, by Domènec Boada Piera, is a three-storey house between dividing walls.
This modernist building, by Josep Graner Prat. This modernist building is a two-storey house between dividing walls, with four apertures leading to a balcony.
It is a work by Josep Pérez Terraza, in an eclectic style. The current appearance of the building is the result of an extension in the years 1902-1903.
In 1930, Josep Masdeu carried out the extension of this modernist building, originally of academic style, with a sort of attic covered with ceramic "trencadís".
The architect Josep Maria Aixelà built this neoclassical building.