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Palau de la Musica Catalana

Description:
The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a wonderful music hall built in modernist style by the Catalan architect Llu?s Dom?nech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908.
It's possible to visit it insite by guided visit only, at every half hour between 10.30 am - 3.30 pm, Monday to Sunday. Because there's a restricted number of people allowed on each visit it's best to turn up early or, even better, to buy a ticket for your tour one day in advance. The palace is located off via Layetana, at carrer Sant Francesc de Paula 2. Don't miss the ornated colums. their mosaics are stunning (and on the Unesco world heritage list, too)

Category: Museums/Galleries
Location: Sant Pere, La Ribera, La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
Address: Sant Francesc de Paula 2, Barcelona, Spain.
Phone: 93/268-1000

Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital

Description:
Not all the modernist highlights in BCN are by Gaudi...
This modernist hospital, designated UNESCO monument in 1997 was designed by Domenech i Montaner.
Being a public hospital you can visit it for free, though there are guided tours too. It is a whole block of buildings, with some green areas in between.

In the main entrance, look up to the magnificient ceilings. Then you can admire the many pavillions with their fairy tale decorations, go inside, visit the tunnels net underground (used as a refugee in the Civil War) and have a coffee in its bar...

Metro: Hospital Sant Pau, Cartagena street exit.

Museu Picasso

Description:
The Picasso Museum is across Via Laietana, down Carrer de la Princesa, and right on Carrer Montcada - a street known for Barcelona's most elegant medieval palaces. Picasso spent several of his formative years (1901-06) in Barcelona, and this collection, while not one of the world's best, is particularly strong on his early work. Displays include childhood sketches, pictures from the beautiful Rose and Blue periods, and the famous 1950s Cubist variations on Velázquez's Las Meninas (Ladies-in-Waiting).COST: EUR4.50; free 1st Sun. of month. Tues.-Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-3.

Category: Museums/Galleries
Location: Sant Pere, La Ribera, La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
Address: Carrer Montcada 15-19, Barcelona, Spain.
Phone: 93/319-6310

The Pedralbes area, North part...

Description:
The Pedralbes area, North part of the Diagonal avenue, is one of the chic neighbouhoods in the city. There are beautiful shopping malls and a young atmosphere because there is a University campus there. You can also visit here the royal palace and its ceramic museum (the park in front is very beautiful) or admire some examples of contemporary architecture. I have always liked the building on the picture. Seems nice to live in an apparment where so many plants hang from the balcony.

Category: Museums/Galleries
Location: Sant Pere, La Ribera, La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
Address: Carrer Montcada 15-19, Barcelona, Spain.
Phone: 93/319-6310

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