The Spanish coast is full of buildings that are't very well known, but they are nevertheless stylish with a high artistic and architectural value. Here we want to talk to you about the most important ones so when you are planning your next holiday, you can consider visiting them.
1. The Jewish House of Juan Guardiola (La Casa Judía)
It is located on La Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia, and was built in 1930 by the architect of the same name. It is a visual fantasy embodied in art Déco style and mixes architectural elements of very different cultures and eras in a completely uninhabited way.
2. The Basque Country's Superior Music Centre
You must travel to La Concha Beach in San Sebastián to discover this imposing building. It is right in the middle of Europe plaza. With its gilded panels, the building occupies the maximum space that the municipal bodies allow and welcomes lots of natural light into its interior by creating spectacular effects. Inside this building there is an imposing auditorium.
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3. Gaudí's Casa Vicens
This is the first building designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. It is located in the middle of Gràcia District, Barcelona. It was closed to the public for more than 130 years, but it opened its doors to the public just a few months ago. Even if you don't know much about this building, in 2005 it was named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and today, it is considered to be the main precursor of Catalan modernism.
4. The Pompidou Cultural Centre in Malaga
A couple of years ago, a branch of the popular Pompidou Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public in the capital of Costa del Sol. Juan Antonio Marín Malavé and Javier Pérez de la Fuente were the architects responsible for designing this unique and colourful glass cube that acts as a visible skylight. There are also two hidden floors that comprise more than 6300 square metres of space in this cube.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit and explore all these four beautiful buildings the next time you take a trip to any of the cities we have mentioned here. Without a doubt, they have become some of the most important icons of the Spanish coast.