Spanish architecture – a photoblog

There are so many reasons we fell quickly in love with Spain, even if we only spent a very short amount of time there on our holiday with Derek’s parents.  The amazing food (holá tapas), the good wine (vino tinto por favor), the sweet people (¿Qué tal Maria?), the vibrant city life (la vida loca, claro) and above all, the Spanish architecture. Gothic, renaissance, modern, whatever you are into, you will find it here.

One of our favourite things to do when we get into a city is to walk around, usually in search of some cool street art.  There’s nothing better than exploring a city by foot.  It’s the perfect way to take in the sights, sounds and be truly immersed in the life of the city.  After spending 8 months in Asia where the best way to get around was on a scooter, using our legs was a welcome change.

Arch bridge Barcelona

To see the locals interacting with each other, the warm greetings in the morning, the laughs that get louder with each glass of wine, the knowing glances as mobs of tourists take over the same spot every single day.  To be part of this is really amazing.  What could add more to the beauty of these magic moments than the stunning backdrop.

We spent about 10 days going through 3 cities in Spain: Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga.  We walked through the cities, taking it all in and falling in love with the beautiful architecture.

We’re even talking about Gaudí’s masterpieces like the‎ Sagrada Família or ‎Casa Batlló in Barcelona.  We’re not even thinking about Calatrava’s and Candela’s City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.  We’re talking about those everyday sights, just gazing up at the balconies, the bay windows, and the fancy facades of buildings.

Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona

From the gothic beauties, the renaissance stunners and modern knock-outs, each city has a perfect mix to satisfy architecture buffs.  So if we have one piece of advice for you in Spain, it’s simply to look up!

Beaautiful facades balconies Valencia

narrow streets of Malaga

Streets of El Masnou near Barcelona

Mercado Central Valencia

bay window spanish balconies valencia

vibrant street valencia spain

balconies wooden frames valencia spain

look up valencia spain

balconies green frames valencia spain

archway cafe malaga spain

spanish bay windows valencia spain

corner building malaga spain

beautiful balcony valencia spain

malaga city hall spain

beautiful balcony malaga spain

la calle larios lamppost balonies malaga spain

renaissance balconies blue building malaga spain

beautiful building orange malaga spain

beautiful simple balconies malaga spain

vibrant narrow street malaga spain

spanish flags balconies malaga spain

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Spanish architecture a photoblog

6 thoughts on “Spanish architecture – a photoblog

  1. Which cities did you visit specifically? The top photo looks like Malaga… what I really like in Andalucia is the strong Arabic influences you can see in a lot of the architecture. It’s awesome.

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    1. We visited Barcelona, Valencia and indeed Malaga! We loved the buildings in each, and after having visited Morocco right after Spain, I can see what you mean about the Arabic influences in Malaga’s architecture. There was also a lot of Spanish influence in the architecture in the Northern parts of Morocco!

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      1. I’ve never been to North Africa, but it sounds interesting. You should visit Granada for some truly stunning architecture – the Alhambra is AH-mazing. Also Cordoba with Mesquita, which simply made my jaw hit the floor.

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      2. We will have to keep that in mind for the next time we visit Spain! We wanted to go to Granada… but we couldn’t do it all unfortunately. Morocco was stunning, far exceeded any expectations we had.

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