Torre Salvana Torre Salvana is an abandoned castle located near the entrance to Colònia Güell, about 23km south-west of Barcelona. Architecturally, it is Romanesque with Gothic modifications. It was named a Cultural Heritage Site in 1988. The first historical reference dates back to 992 when Counts Ramón and Ermengol sold the property to Ènnec Bofill. At that […]
Institit Barraquer The architect of this Art Deco building is Joaquim Lloret i Homs, who made his best known work in the years 1934-1939. Professor Ignacio Barraquer, a lover Egyptian art, chose the Udjat Eye as the emblem of the Barraquer Clinic. Cotton House Hotel The Cotton House Hotel is housed in a listed landmark […]
Walden 7 is a residential building designed by the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. It is situated west of Barcelona, in the nearby town of Sant Just Desvern. The original project includes four internal courtyards and about five hundred residences. The building draws on Boffil’s ideal of using public spaces and gardens to enhance the quality […]
Many people have heard of Gaudí’s major works, such as the Sagrada Família and Casa Milà. Other equally interesting Gaudí’ architecture lies tucked away, sometimes in quiet residential neighborhoods.