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Barcelona: Monuments

The best of Barcelona in 4 days Gothic Cathedral Photo
Built between 1298 and 1450. The facade and the cupola of a height of 90 meters are works of 19th century.

Palacio Real Mayor
Originally the palace of the counts of Barcelona. Of particular interest are the "Salon de Tinell" of 14th century, the windows of 11th century , the "Mirador del Rei Martí" containing a gothic chapel of 14th century, and the ceremony hall of the counts of Barcelona, where Christopher Columbus is said to have been received by the king after returning from America.

Archiepiscopal Palais
Built in 17th century, with an inner court of late Romanesque style.

Barcelona: Tours & Sightseeing Casa del Arcediano
Was built in late 15th century over Roman fortifications. Today it contains the historic archive of Barcelona.

Palacio del Archivo de la Corona de Aragón
Palace of the crown of Aragon. Renaissance-building of 16th century, containing the important historic archive.

Palau de la Generalitat Photo
Building in gothic and renaissance styles. Specially interesting is the inner court, Patio de los naranjos, with its gothic stairways.

Palau del Ayuntamiento
Townhall. The facade is of neoclassic, the inner court of gothic style. Remarkable is the "Salon de las cronicas".

Nao de Santa Maria del Mar
An accurate replica of Columbus' ship "Santa Maria", on which he was sailing to America.

Monasterio de Pedralbes
The monastery of Pedralbes was founded in 1326 and is specially important for its museum.

Palau de la Musica Catalana Photo
An impressive concert house in modernist style Photo, by Domenech i Muntaner.

Hospital de Santa Cruz
Hospital of 15th and 16th century, together with a church of 15th century and an archive-building.

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