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An eye-catching fixture of downtown Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana boasts a striking modernist design. It was built in the early-20th century by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who designed the now-iconic exterior to feature intricate carvings, red brick arches, and exquisite Spanish and Arabic architectural details. Inside, the concert hall is even more breathtaking with its gold accents, floral patterns, and exceptional stained-glass elements. Visitors to the Palau de la Música Catalana will be awed by the kaleidoscopic skylight whether they take in a show or simply tour this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the past, the Palau de la Música Catalana has hosted such quality performers as Ella Fitzgerald, Paco de Lucía, Woody Allen, Ángel Corella, and Duke Ellington.
The Plaça Villa Madrid is the site of the oldest burial space in Barcelona-that of an ancient Roman civilization. There are 70 tombstones still present and the architectural details reveal the skill and craft of the Romans during the 1st and 2nd Centuries BCE. The square is in a residential area and one can see lots of houses and shops nearby. The central fountain also adds to the charm of the place.
This cozy gallery is located on the ground floor of a unique building with vaulted ceilings, in the Ciutat Vella, near the busy Rambles. Though it only has one hallit is quite large and impressive. Pergamon specializes in contemporary art and displays works by Spanish artists. It holds both collective and monographic exhibitions that include works by artists such as Perico Pastor, Descarga, Serra de Ribera, Neus Martin Royo, Galofré, Artigau and Palazzi.
Opened in 1994, this is the first center in Europe dedicated to the study of the urban metropolis seen as a universal phenomenon which helps us to analyze the social, cultural and urban development of the city, as well as its history. The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) was built by the architect Piñón y Viaplana, on the site of the old Casa de la Caridad, a beautiful building of which a few original decorative elements remain. This is the main exhibition center in Barcelona, located in the heart of the Raval district. Apart from courses and seminars, its program includes some of the most interesting cultural initiatives in Barcelona. It also has a café-restaurant and a gift shop.
The Palau Moja is a historic building located on Barcelona's famous La Rambla. The building has a long and interesting history. Built in 1774, the building once housed the Marquis of Moja and since has passed through several other Marquis' and noble families, including the city's famous patrons, the Güell family. The building was bought by the Generalitat of Catalunya in 1981 and houses the offices of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage Department of Culture. It is also the base of the Tourist Information Office. Explore Catalan heritage through touch screens and tablets displayed at the center. You can even buy books and souvenirs from the Catalan Gothic era. Get a taste of the regional cuisine at their on-site restaurant.