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Leave your preconceptions approximately structure at the back of on the curving, coral-like facade of Gaudí’s whimsical Casa Batlló
Send your tastebuds to seafood heaven with a plate of fideuà (Catalan noodles) at a beachfront eating place close to Port Olímpic
Join within the chants of ‘Barça, Barça, Baaarça!’ at Camp Nou, the mythical domestic floor of the Barcelona soccer club
Witness the eccentric heights of Catalan creativity within the museums and galleries of Montjuïc, Barcelona’s cultural hub
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Color sections at the best Barcelona stories, and remarkable structure from Gaudí to the Torre Agbar
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CASA AMATLLER Map ninety three 487 seventy two 17; www. amatller. org; Passeig de Gràcia forty-one; admission loose; 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm solar; Passeig de Gràcia one in every of Puig i Cadafalch’s such a lot impressive bits of Modernista delusion, Casa Amatller combines Gothic window frames with a stepped gable borrowed from Dutch city structure. however the busts and reliefs of dragons, knights and different characters dripping off the most facade are natural caprice. The pillared lobby and staircase lit by means of stained glass are just like the inside a few romantic fortress. The construction used to be renovated in 1900 for the chocolate baron and philanthropist Antoni Amatller (1851–1910) and it'll someday open partially to the general public. protection due for final touch in 2012 will see the first (main) ground switched over right into a museum with interval items, whereas the second ground will residence the Institut Amatller d’Art Hispanic (Amatller Institute of Hispanic Art). For now, you could wander into the lobby, appreciate the staircase and raise, and head throughout the store to work out the most recent transitority exhibition out the again. reckoning on the country of upkeep, it's also attainable to hitch a 1½-hour guided travel (€10; in English midday Fri, in Catalan & Spanish midday Wed) of the first flooring, with its early-20th-century furnishings and decor intact, and Amatller’s picture studio. teams can booklet guided visits for Monday to Friday. Amatller was once a willing traveler and photographer (his photographs of turn-of-the-20th-century Morocco are soaking up and infrequently a few are on show). The journey additionally features a tasting of Amatller sweets within the unique kitchen. CASA LLEÓ MORERA Map Passeig de Gràcia 35; Passeig de Gràcia Domènech i Montaner’s 1905 contribution to the Manzana de l. a. Discordia, with Modernista carving outdoors and a vibrant, tiled foyer during which floral motifs predominate, is likely to be the least odd-looking of the 3 major structures at the block. If in simple terms you'll get inside of – they're inner most flats. the first ground is giddy with swirling sculptures, wealthy mosaics and eccentric decor. FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES Map ninety three 487 03 15; www. fundaciotapies. org; Carrer d’Aragó 255; adult/child below 16yr €7/5. 60; 10am-8pm Tue-Sun; Passeig de Gràcia The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is either a pioneering Modernista development (completed in 1885) and the main selection of a number one 20th-century Catalan artist. The development, designed by way of Domènech i Montaner for the publishing residence Editorial Montaner i Simón (run by way of a cousin of the architect), combines a brick-covered iron body with Islamic-inspired ornament. Tàpies observed healthy to crown it with the meanderings of his personal brain – to a few it appears like a pile of coiled barbed twine, to others…well, it’s tough to assert. He calls it Núvol i Cadira (Cloud and Chair). maintenance paintings on it comprehensive in early 2010. Antoni Tàpies, whose experimental paintings has frequently carried political messages (not consistently simply decipherable) – he adverse Francoism within the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s – introduced the Fundació in 1984 to advertise modern artwork, donating a wide a part of his personal paintings.