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Sightseeing and landmarks in Eixample

Art museums

Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Meier embraced the difficult task of creating a building that would ultimately display a variety of contemporary artworks that were unknown to him at the time of design. The choice to build the museum in the Plaça dels Ángels is consistent with Meier’s vision to situate the building amongst some of Barcelona’s oldest streets and buildings, in addition to revamping the public space of the Raval. After the completion of the $35 million construction, local media referred to the museum as “the pearl” amongst the old architecture and narrow streets just a few blocks from Gothic center of Barcelona.The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism. The large (120 by 35 meters) white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, and allowing for an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior galleries. The museum has three main galleries, which can be subdivided, as well as five smaller galleries, one of which is in a tower. Collection The permanent collection of around 5,000 works(up from 1,100 works at the time of the museum's opening in 1995) dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the second spans the sixties and seventies; the third period is contemporary. The collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some International artists are also represented”
  • 373 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The city’s wax museum is located in a 19th-century landmark palazzo which stands just off the famous Rambla, and brings to life some of the most prominent figures from the history of mankind. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Created in 1984 by the Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. A must see.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Museum
“More than 2,000 m2 of gallery space showcase almost one thousand exhibits, including sarcophagi, mummies, jewellery and amulets, to give us a greater understanding of everyday life and the prevailing customs of the ancient civilisation of the Pharaohs. The Museu Egipci de Barcelona runs guided tours of its collections led by Egyptologists, which are essential in order to give visitors a greater understanding and knowledge of Egyptian culture and civilisation. In addition to the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions, the museum also organises other activities which enable visitors to enjoy the collections in an entertaining, fun way. These activities include night-time guided tours featuring re-enactments of scenes by actors. Another of the activities is the Eternal Banquet ("Banquet Etern"), a guided tour centring on Egyptian cuisine which gives visitors the opportunity to taste products that were part of the diet of this ancient civilisation.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum with a collection of Catalan modernist paintings, sculptures, furniture & decorative arts.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Interesting and free entrance exhibitions by catalan artists. Its two minutes away from Boqueria and next to Las Ramblas. The exhibitions usually are worth to see.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“ROUTE C - Palau Robert (18 minutes walk distance from home / 3 minutes walk distance from Casa Milà / La Pedrera) It's nowadays hosts an exhibition centre with three halls, a concert hall, gardens as well as the Information Centre for Catalonia, including the city's tourism bureau. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

History museums

Art Museum
“Museum with a collection of Catalan modernist paintings, sculptures, furniture & decorative arts.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This modernist building was built by architect Lluís Domènech i Muntaner in 1906 and is located in Passeig de Gràcia.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“ROUTE C - Palau Robert (18 minutes walk distance from home / 3 minutes walk distance from Casa Milà / La Pedrera) It's nowadays hosts an exhibition centre with three halls, a concert hall, gardens as well as the Information Centre for Catalonia, including the city's tourism bureau. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Ruta del Modernisme will take you throughout the city. Look for the purple guidebook in the flat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The Museu Diocesà, which incorporates the 4th-century Roman tower and city walls, brings together a collection of over 3,000 works of art, including sculptures, paintings, gold and silverware, ceramics, and a variety of religious clothing, with important examples from the Visigothic and Roman era until the 21st century. Gaudí Exhibition Center-Diocesan Museum, featuring the "Walking with Gaudí" exhibition, a unique collection of pieces, objects and original documents by the brilliant, world-renowned architect. The exhibition showcases almost a century of international research on Gaudí: the man himself, his work and his revolutionary working methods. The tour includes an audio-guide plus technological and multimedia support to give a greater understanding of Antoni Gaudí as an artist, and how and why he executed his works.”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“Gaudí Avenue connects the Hospital Sant Pau with Sagrada Familia. It's a charming pedestrian area with plenty of restaurants.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Like a small diagonal that breaks with the perfect grid layout of the Eixample, the Avinguda Gaudí stretches proudly from the Sagrada Família towards the Hospital de Sant Pau. In spite of the busy cross-streets, this artery features all the elements that give it the appearance of a boulevard: restricted vehicular access, bollards on either side, pavement cafés and a whole host of shops which delight lovers of typical neighbourhood shops.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
“This very elegant pedestrian street puts in direct communication two of the most important modernist monuments, Sagrada Familia and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. In this street there are many nice and elegant restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Most of them have also tables outside, ideal to enjoy a nice fresh evening with some good food and drinks.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Church
“What i like most about this must-see in Barcelona is the exhibition they have in the underground of the cathedral with the models Gaudí created to build it During the summer is necessary to book it in advance if you want to go in, if not it would be almost impossible to get a ticket for the day”
  • 1049 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).”
  • 125 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Arc de Triomf of Barcelona, unlike other arcs with a marked military character, was created to commemorate a civil landmark, serving as a monumental entrance to the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888. Today, it has sometimes served as a goal in various sporting events, the most important being the Barcelona marathon. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
Church
“most famous building in Barcelona. If you think about entering buy your tickets at least the day before online. That will help to avoid queuing for hours. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música is a music auditorium located on Sant Pere més Alt Street in the Ribera district of Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by the Barcelona architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the leading representatives of Catalan modernism. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, is the oldest and most prestigious active theater in Barcelona, ​​especially as an opera house, among which it is considered one of the most important in the world.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Stadium
“It is situated at the confluence of the Gran Via and Marina Street in the district Eixample. This place was the last bullfighting arena in commercial operation in Catalonia. It is one of the larger public arenas in Barcelona and is now used for events such as concerts.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“El Born CCM is a space created for the city to encourage and promote the remembrance of local and national events, as well as those affecting communities around the world. El Born CCM is housed in a building that was formerly El Born market, which opened in 1876. ”
  • 54 locals recommend

Libraries

Movie Theater
“Cinemateque for film buffs - great films at very cheap prices, in a colourful part of the Raval.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Museum
“It is a museum in Barcelona that houses a collection of musical instruments from around the world as well as biographical documents, from ancient civilisations to new technologies from the 21st century. It is situated on the 2nd floor of the l'Auditori de Barcelona ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Bar restaurant hidden in the gardens of the Biblioteca de Catalunya, nice place to have a drink or snack while you discover El Raval”
  • 22 locals recommend
Library
“Contemporary architecture from Josep Llinàs. Also a place to read in silence.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Library
“Gran biblioteca pública donde encontrar guias, libros, películas, música, revistas, periodicos, ordenadores, etc”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“Cool Library, free wifi plus international press & magazines. Children´s area nice.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Library
“Just to visit the building is already worth the visit. Gothic art, beautiful cloister where you can enjoy a coffee in the interior cafeteria.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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