The city’s cultural heritage is ever present in its buildings, parks, and open-air sculptures, not to mention the numerous museum collections housed in the city of Barcelona. Famous names include:
Works of art from every era are on show in the following locations:
There are many other organizations dedicated to promoting the general public’s interest in and support for the artistic vanguard by way of permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona (CCCB) (Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) or the CaixaForum are to name but a few where the contents housed within are just as important as the spectacular buildings themselves. The range and diversity of museums in Barcelona offer visitors to our city an opportunity to discover many other areas of interest: archaeology, zoology, science, ethnology, and pre-Columbian art... The multitude of exhibition spaces completes the rich and varied cultural fare for the visitor to enjoy.
The city of Barcelona has always been proud of its artistic calling and when you turn a random corner somewhere in the city, you can literally stumble upon the works of some of its foremost artistic talents. Probably some of the most famous of these marvelous sites are the Parque Güell, the Temple of la Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, all works by Antonio Gaudí and their presence here makes Barcelona one of the world’s most renowned centres of Modernism, attracting millions of visitors every year from all over the world. Apart from the works of Gaudí, Barcelona boasts many other jewels of Catalan Modernism such as the Hospital de San Pablo and the Palau de la Música Catalana by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, or the Palacio Macaya and many other works by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.