There is no architecture lover who does not love to walk around Barcelona. In every corner, in every street of our city, majestic and spectacular modernist buildings stand tall. At Casagrand nothing makes us prouder than being able to enjoy a piece of history every day. Our apartments, terrace, swimming pool… Everything in our home is overflowing with the essence of Modernism thanks to the signature of the emblematic architect Enric Sagnier (Barcelona, 1858-1931), one of the greats of Catalan modernism. Today, we walk through the city to discover its most emblematic buildings. Will you join us?
Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
If you have climbed up to Tibidabo to enjoy the best views of the city, you will have visited the temple at the top. It is one of the best-known works of Sagnier who initially called it the “new Montmartre of Barcelona” in reference to the Parisian Sacré-Coeur. Finished in 1961 by his son, the temple is now a symbol of the city. A construction that can be admired from different points of the city. Including our terrace.
Where: Tibidabo summit, 08035 Barcelona
Palace of Justice
During 1888 work began on one of the most important buildings in the city, the Palace of Justice. At the time, its spectacular façade caught the attention of passers-by. Although, once inside, the architectural pleasure was diluted against the anticipation of the judgement. Some of the most important trials in the city have taken place within its walls. Even today, it hides valuable historical archives. Of eclectic and grandiloquent style, it currently houses the High Court of Justice of Catalonia.
Where: Paseo de Lluís Companys, 14-16, 08018 Barcelona
The new Customs Office
Sagnier was one of the most beloved architects by Barcelona City Council. Not only did he receive a host of awards, but he was also commissioned for important government buildings. One of them was the new Customs Office in Barcelona. New, to replace the old one built in the 18th century. A spectacular maritime gateway to the city crowned by two large eagles and winged lions.
Where: Paseo de Josep Carner 29, 08038 Barcelona
The Sagnier route continues until it takes us to the almost 500 catalogued buildings that make him the architect with the most buildings in Barcelona. A walk you can follow on the website Enricsagnier.com and start right here in Casagrand.
Discover the pleasure of staying in a building that is part of the history of Barcelona. Book on our website and enjoy your vacation while you feel at home.