Carrer Montcada

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The busiest street in the El Born district is a perfect illustration of the wealth of the merchant families who once lived here. In the 13C and 14C, Barcelona's fleet dominated Mediterranean commercial traffic between the Balearics, Sicily and Italy. Merchants formed a powerful oligarchy which existed for many centuries in the city and was keen to highlight its success. The Carrer Montcada, named after one of Barcelona's most powerful families, became a showcase for this display of wealth.

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Dalmases Palace
Dalmases Palace
This house has retained a great deal of
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Cervelló-Giudice House
Cervelló-Giudice House
This house, which is emblematic of 15C
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Palace of the Marquis de Liló
Palace of the Marquis de Liló
The Palau del Marquès de Llió falls into
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Museum of World Cultures
Museum of World Cultures
The ethnographic museum of World
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Picasso Museum
Picasso Museum
This magnificent museum is Picasso's
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Santa Maria del Mar church
Santa Maria del Mar church
Built in the 14C with unusual speed for
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Dalmases Palace
Dalmases Palace
This house has retained a great deal of
0:15
Cervelló-Giudice House
Cervelló-Giudice House
This house, which is emblematic of 15C
1:00
Palace of the Marquis de Liló
Palace of the Marquis de Liló
The Palau del Marquès de Llió falls into
0:15
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