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13 things to do and see with a theme of Historic Houses.

Grand houses of the rich and famous Catalan bourgeoise society, many of which have been restored and opened as museums. This includes the Gaudi Houses, Dali houses, and some lesser known houses.

The items in this list show how Catalan society used to live, at least the wealthiest in society! The houses are often filled with furniture and decoration of the period they represent.

Note that most of the houses are not run by Barcelona city Council and so do not have free days the first Sunday of every month. However, there are a few that are free or only cost a few euros to visit.

To find out the specifics of each historic house click on the photo.

Happy Exploring!

7 things to do and see in Barcelona with a theme of Historic Houses.

Casa Mila aka La Pedrera Modernist House

Casa Mila aka La Pedrera Modernist House

Casa Mila, Known as La Pedrera (the rock) is a former grand residence (and now museum) commissioned by Pere Mila and designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1906.

Views: 638
Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Palau Guell castle style house

Palau Guell castle style house

Former Mansion of Eusebi Guell (and now Museum) designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1886 and Recently restored in 2011. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Views: 491
Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Casa Batllo Modernist House

Casa Batllo Modernist House

Private residence remodelled by Antoni Gaudi in 1904 in style of modernist art nouveau. Famous for bright coloured tiles. First floor & roof open as a museum.

Views: 406
Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Torre Bellesguard Castle House

Torre Bellesguard Castle House

Private residence, ornate garden, guided house tour. Remodelled by Antoni Guadi, including medieval castle ruins of Martin I the Humane, King of Aragon.

Views: 382
Updated: Oct 3, 2021

Casa Vincens Modernist House

Casa Vincens Modernist House

UNESCO World Heritage Site. 1st house designed by Antoni Gaudi for Manuel Vicens i Montaner as a summer residence. One of the first Art Nouveau buildings.

Views: 373
Updated: Sep 28, 2021

Avenida Tibidabo

Avenida Tibidabo

Avenue from Plaza John F Kennedy to foot of the Collserola hills that has many former grand modernist houses. Most are converted to private medical clinics.

Views: 370
Updated: Oct 3, 2021

Pedralbes Gardens

Pedralbes Gardens

French and English styled majestic Gardens of former royal palace with fountains, ponds, tree lined boulevards, statues and sculptures.

Views: 259
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

6 things to do and see outside of Barcelona with a theme of Historic Houses.

Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

Farmhouse, later summer home of writer Jacint Verdaguer till his death in 1902, then a school 1921 - 1973. Now it is a Museum about Jacint Verdaguer.

Views: 401
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Castelldefels Castle and park

Castelldefels Castle and park

Restored coastal castle dating from the 10th Century and last remodelled at end of the 19th century with spectacular Noble floor main hall and Church.

Views: 369
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Sitges Beach Town

Sitges Beach Town

Beach town famous for its artists, LGBT and film festival. Sitges is host to carnivals, festivals, religious parades, a classic car rally and historic museum buildings.

Views: 309
Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Girona Historic Centre And Flower Festival

Girona Historic Centre And Flower Festival

The Historic medieval city centre of Girona is decorated with large floral displays for three days in May of each year.

Views: 265
Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Sitges Maricel Palace

Sitges Maricel Palace

Spectacular palace built for the American millionaire industrialist Charles Derring by Miquel Utrillo between 1913 and 1918. The palace was built as a home and place for his art colection.

Views: 206
Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums

Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums

Former home of artist Santiago Rusinol transformed into a beutiful museum that exhibits his art and collections plus a broad collection of art from 1oth century to the first half of the 20th century.

Views: 194
Updated: Oct 7, 2021

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