Barcelona Modern Architecture Photos

While Barcelona is noted for its Modernista (Art Nouveau) architecture, an architectural tradition has continued with its late 20th C and current structures.

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Picasso friezes on Collegi d'Arquitectes building. Barcelona, Spain.El fris dels Gegants by Pablo Picasso on Collegi d'Arquitectes building. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Urquinaona. Barcelona, Spain.Facade of Torre Urquinaona. Barcelona, Spain.
Picasso friezes on Collegi d'Arquitectes building (Plaça de la Seu). Barcelona, Spain.El fris dels Gegants (Giants Frieze) by Pablo Picasso on Collegi d'Arquitectes building. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Urquinaona (1968-73) (21 floors) (Plaça d'Urquinaona, 6). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Bonet Castellana & Bernat Miró Llort.Facade of Torre Urquinaona (1968-73). Barcelona, Spain.
Building studded with security camera pods. Barcelona, Spain.Towers & spires rise from Barcelona skyline. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar seen over ancient towers of downtown Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar silhouetted against Barcelona sky. Barcelona, Spain.
Building studded with security camera pods (Via Laietana 49 ). Barcelona, Spain.Towers & spires rise from Barcelona skyline. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar seen over ancient towers of downtown Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar silhouetted against Barcelona sky. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain.Red facade of Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain.Red & blue details of Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar over cantilevered neighbor building. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Agbar (aka Torre Aigües de Barcelona) (2004) (33 floors) (Avinguda Diagonal 209-211). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel.Red facade of Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain.Red & blue details of Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar over cantilevered neighbor building. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Agbar & CMT 22@ building. Barcelona, Spain.Edifici CMT 22@. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Agbar & Hotel Diagonal Barcelona Silken. Barcelona, Spain.Rambla de Mar walkway leading to the retail & leisure complex Maremagnum at Port Vell. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Agbar & CMT 22@ building. Barcelona, Spain.Edifici CMT 22@ (2010) (11 floors) (Carrer de Bolivia 56). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes.Torre Agbar & Hotel Diagonal Barcelona Silken (2005) (12 floors) (Avinguda Diagonal, 203-207). Barcelona, Spain.Rambla de Mar walkway leading to the retail & leisure complex Maremagnum at Port Vell. Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona Aquarium at Port Vell. Barcelona, Spain.Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina Barcelona at Moll de Barcelona seen from Maremagnum. Barcelona, Spain.Overview of Marina of Port Vell, brown Museum of Catalonia History & highrises built for Olympic Village beyond. Barcelona, Spain.Bcn Palau. Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona Aquarium at Port Vell. Barcelona, Spain. Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina Barcelona at Moll de Barcelona seen from Maremagnum. Barcelona, Spain. Overview of Marina of Port Vell, brown Museum of Catalonia History & highrises built for Olympic Village beyond. Barcelona, Spain.Bcn Palau (2010) (14 floors) (Carrer Doctor Aiguader 21). Barcelona, Spain.
Bcn Palau. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Mapfre, Hotel Arts & Natural Gas Building in Passeig Marítim area of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Mapfre & Hotel Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Natural Gas Building. Barcelona, Spain.
Bcn Palau (2010) (14 floors) (Carrer Doctor Aiguader 21). Barcelona, Spain.Torre Mapfre, Hotel Arts & Natural Gas Building in Passeig Marítim area of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Mapfre & Hotel Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Natural Gas Building (Edifici Gas Natural) (2006) (Carrer Doctor Aiguader 38-54). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue.
Cantilevered sections of Natural Gas Building. Barcelona, Spain.Water tower on Carrer del Gas. Barcelona, Spain.Biomedical Research Park. Barcelona, Spain.Red cedar screened facade of Biomedical Research Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Cantilevered sections of Natural Gas Building. Barcelona, Spain.Water tower (1907) on Carrer del Gas. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Doménech i Estapà.Biomedical Research Park (Parc de Recerca Biomèdica) (2006) (Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Manuel Brullet & Albert Pineda.Red cedar screened facade of Biomedical Research Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Biomedical Research Park. Barcelona, Spain.Pullman Hotels. Barcelona, Spain.Sculpture on Avinguda Litoral. Barcelona, Spain.Hotel Arts built as part of Olympic Village. Barcelona, Spain.
Biomedical Research Park. Barcelona, Spain.Pullman Hotels (2006) (Avinguda Litoral 10). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Lidija Manuseva.Sculpture on Avinguda Litoral. Barcelona, Spain.Hotel Arts (1992) (44 floors) (Carrer de la Marina 19) built as part of Olympic Village. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Bruce Graham - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
Torre Mapfre, Hotel Arts & Barcelona Casino. Barcelona, Spain.Hotel Arts & roofline of Casino de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.External supporting structural details of Hotel Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Boulevard running to Barcelona Beach which was part of Olympic Village. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Mapfre, Hotel Arts & Barcelona Casino. Barcelona, Spain.Hotel Arts & roofline of Casino de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.External supporting structural details of Hotel Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Boulevard running to Barcelona Beach which was part of Olympic Village. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Mapfre built as part of Olympic Village. Barcelona, Spain.Entrance of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.Texture of lower structure of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.Facade of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.
Torre Mapfre (1992) (40 floors) (Carrer de la Marina 14-16) built as part of Olympic Village. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Iñigo Ortiz & Enrique de León.Entrance of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.Texture of lower structure of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.Facade of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.
Details of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.Round Meteorological Center on Avinguda Litoral with one of a series of beachfront spires beyond. Barcelona, Spain.Spire on the beachfront at Carrer de l'Arquitecte Sert & Avinguda Litoral. Barcelona, Spain.Beach of Barcelona at Carrer de l'Arquitecte Sert. Barcelona, Spain.
Details of Torre Mapfre. Barcelona, Spain.Round Meteorological Center (1992) on Avinguda Litoral with one of a series of beachfront spires beyond. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Álvaro Siza.Spire on the beachfront at Carrer de l'Arquitecte Sert & Avinguda Litoral. Barcelona, Spain.Beach of Barcelona at Carrer de l'Arquitecte Sert. Barcelona, Spain.
Architect-designed housing built for Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain.Pergolas sculpture by Carme Pinós & Enric Miralles take place of trees on Icaria Avenue. Barcelona, Spain.Architect-designed housing built for Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain.Architect-designed housing built for Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain.
Architect-designed housing built for Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain.Pergolas sculpture(1992) by Carme Pinós & Enric Miralles take place of trees on Icaria Avenue. Barcelona, Spain.Architect-designed housing built for Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain.Architect-designed housing built for Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain.
Edificio Colón over Catalonia Naval Building, la Rambla & Barcelona beyond. Barcelona, Spain.Edificio Colón. Barcelona, Spain.Edificio Colón facade. Barcelona, Spain.Edificio Colón upper stories. Barcelona, Spain.
Edificio Colón over Catalonia Naval Building, la Rambla & Barcelona beyond. Barcelona, Spain.Edificio Colón (1970 ) (28 floors) (Avinguda de les Drassanes 6-8). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Anglada i Rosselló & Daniel Gelabert i Fontova.Edificio Colón facade. Barcelona, Spain.Edificio Colón upper stories. Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona skyline with highrises from Olympic Village to Rambla. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Banc de Sabadell beside Deutsche Bank building on Diagonel. Barcelona, Spain.Hotel Porta Fira in red plus other highrises of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona, Spain.Diputació de Barcelona addition to Casa Serra. Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona skyline with highrises from Olympic Village to Rambla. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Banc de Sabadell (1969) (23 floors) (Carrer de Balmes 168) beside Deutsche Bank building on Diagonel. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Francesc Mitjans Miró.Hotel Porta Fira in red (2010) (26 floors) (Plaça d'Europa 45) plus other highrises of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Toyo Ito & Assoc. Architects + b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos.Diputació de Barcelona addition (1988) to Casa Serra. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Federico Correa & Alfons Milà i Sagnier.
Casa Serra. Barcelona, Spain.Alting Grupo Inmobil. Barcelona, Spain.Alting Grupo Inmobil. Barcelona, Spain.Red & reflective facade. Barcelona, Spain.
Casa Serra (1903-8) (Rambla de Catalunya 126). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Puig i Cadafalch.Alting Grupo Inmobil (aka Banc Sabadell) (1992) (8 floors) (Avinguda Diagonal, 371). Barcelona, Spain.Alting Grupo Inmobil (1992) (on Avinguda Diagonal). Barcelona, Spain.Red & reflective facade (Av. Diagonal 427-9). Barcelona, Spain.
Red & reflective facade. Barcelona, Spain.Modern building with metal awnings. Barcelona, Spain.Trade Building Towers. Barcelona, Spain.Sculpture at Diagonal & Gran Via de Carles III with El Corte Ingles beyond. Barcelona, Spain.
Red & reflective facade (Av. Diagonal 427-9). Barcelona, Spain.Modern building with metal awnings (Plaça de Calvo Sotelo 10). Barcelona, Spain.Trade Building Towers (1968) (13 floors) (Gran Via de Carles III). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Jose Antonio Coderch & Manuel Valls Verges.Sculpture at Diagonal & Gran Via de Carles III with El Corte Ingles beyond. Barcelona, Spain.
La Caixa. Barcelona, Spain.La Caixa. Barcelona, Spain.Streetscape of Avinguda Diagonal with Caixa tower. Barcelona, Spain.University of Barcelona on Avinguda Diagonal. Barcelona, Spain.
La Caixa (1974) (26 floors) (Avinguda Diagonal 629). Barcelona, Spain.La Caixa (1974) (26 floors) (Avinguda Diagonal 629). Barcelona, Spain.Streetscape of Avinguda Diagonal with Caixa tower. Barcelona, Spain.University of Barcelona on Avinguda Diagonal. Barcelona, Spain.
Edificio Tetuan. Barcelona, Spain.Palau de Congressos de Barcelona at Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Catalunya , Torre Núñez y Navarro , & Torre Allianz over Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Allianz. Barcelona, Spain.
Edificio Tetuan (1973) (20 floors) (Plaça de Tetuan 36-41). Barcelona, Spain.Palau de Congressos de Barcelona (Convention Center) at Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Catalunya (1970), Torre Núñez y Navarro (1993), & Torre Allianz (1993) over Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Torre Allianz (1993) (20 floors) (Carrer de Tarragona, 103-115). Barcelona, Spain.
Sculpture & towers of Parc de l'Espanya Industrial beside Sants Railway Station. Barcelona, Spain.Lighting towers of Parc de l'Espanya Industrial beside Sants Railway Station. Barcelona, Spain.Arenas de Barcelona is now a shopping center on Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Modern exterior elevator structure added to Arenas de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
Sculpture & towers of Parc de l'Espanya Industrial beside Sants Railway Station. Barcelona, Spain.Lighting towers of Parc de l'Espanya Industrial beside Sants Railway Station. Barcelona, Spain.Arenas de Barcelona (former bullring) (1900) is now a shopping center on Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain. Style: Moorish Revival. Modern exterior elevator structure added to Arenas de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
Moorish Revival details of Arenas de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.People on roof added above Arenas de Barcelona on Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Arenas de Barcelona exterior stairways. Barcelona, Spain.Arenas de Barcelona at night. Barcelona, Spain.
Moorish Revival details of Arenas de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.People on roof added above Arenas de Barcelona on Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Arenas de Barcelona exterior stairways. Barcelona, Spain.Arenas de Barcelona at night. Barcelona, Spain.
Roof added above Arenas de Barcelona on Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Fundació Joan Miró Museum. Barcelona, Spain.

Roof added above Arenas de Barcelona on Plaça d'Espanya. Barcelona, Spain.Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) Museum (1975). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Lluís Sert.


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