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Agbar Tower
A modern and controversial piece of architecture by Jean Nouvel best viewed at night from 21.00 - midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday when lit by a high tec LED illumination. A phallic shaped office tower that reflects colours off its aluminum and glass covering. Placa de les Glories, Poblenou.


Agbar tower

Barcelona Cathedral
Dating from 1298 but transformed into a Gothic Cathedral. In one wing of the Cathedral is the chapter house, the meeting place of the Cathedral chapter which is now the home of the Cathedral Museum. Of note in the museum is "The Pieta" by Bartolome Bermejo (1490) depicting the glorification of Saint Oleguer and Saint Eulalia. Located at Place de la Seu, 08002, Barcelona (93 342 82 60). Metro station Jaume.

Dona i Ocell
A controversial sculpture by Miro located near the Placa Espanya.

Modernist quarter, noted for its art nouveau buildings.

El Mirador de Colom
The Columbus Monument monument is next to the sea at the end of La Rambla and provides from the top views of the Gothic Quarter, the Old Port, the Olympic Port and the Forum grounds. The monument was built as part of the Universal Exposition of 1888. Plaça Portal de la Pau (93 302 52 24). Use metro station Drassanes.

El Mirador de la Torre de Collserola
The Mirador de la Torre de Collserola provides views of the whole city and on good days up to 70km. Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo.

Magic Fountain
Built by Carles Buïgas, who designed the fountain where the artistic element is made up of changing shapes of the water.

Palau de la Música Catalana
A concert hall designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner with an elaborate facade and mosaic pillars and modern design. Daily guided tours are available. Located at Sant pere Mes Alt. Jaume 1, Urquinaona.

Palau de Mar
A 19th Century port building with restaurants and the Museum of Catalan History. Use Metro Barceloneta.

Plaça Nova
In the heart of the old city is the broad, modern Plaça Nova the forecourt of the Cathedral of Barcelona.

Sagrada Família
The Church of the Holy Family designed by Antoni Gaudi, was started in 1882, but it was never finished. Construction still continues based on Gaudi's original plan. The magnificent spires of the unfinished cathedral are one of Barcelona's landmarks. Some of the facades are open as is the nave, the apse and museum. Mallorca 401, 08013, Barcelona. Metro Sagrada Família. Admission charges apply.

Sant Pau del Camp
St Paul in the Field is a small Romanesque church with an impressive facade. C/Sant, 101, Barcelona (93 441 00 01). Use Metro station Paral-lel.

Santa Maria del Mar
A good example of Gothic architecture with a very open feeling inside due to the spacing between the gothic columns. Concerts are often held here. Placa de Santa Maria, (93 310 23 90). Use Metro station Jaume 1.


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