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Casa Amatller is one of Barcelona's most famous and recognizable landmarks. The structure belongs to the Manzana de la Discordia, or Block of Discord, which features famous architecture designed by the fathers of modernista architecture: Gaudí, Domènech i Muntaner, and the designer of Casa Amatller, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Upon visiting the house, visitors will get to enjoy the preserved modernist interior, complete with original furniture. Please note that visitors must make reservations to enter and tour the exquisite house.
The Palau Robert Catalan Information Centre provides a wealth of information for travelers visiting Catalonia. The museum, completed in 1903, was first a private residence for the Marquis Robert, who commissioned the French architect Henri Grandpierre to design it. The exhibitions feature photographs of the surrounding landscape, with a special showcase for photographer Anna Boyé. The museum also carries brilliant exhibits on science and other temporary exhibitions.
An exhibition space run by the Generalitat (Catalan Regional Government), Arts Santa Monica is located in a restored 17th-century convent. Although it lacks the prestige of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), there's always something interesting to see, be it a group or an individual artist on show. The gallery organizes seasons focusing on the work of contemporary Catalan painters like Jordi Mercadé and Joan Pere Viladecans, for example. The Alexandre Cirici Pellicer Research Centre that's dedicated to the study of Catalan art is here as well.