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List of tallest buildings in Barcelona

 

List of tallest buildings in Barcelona

22@ business center in Diagonal Mar district, main cluster of skyscrapers in Barcelona.

Contents

  • Tallest buildings 1
  • Tallest under construction - approved and proposed 2
  • Gallery 3
  • Tallest structures 4
  • Sources and external links 5
  • References 6

Barcelona as the capital of Catalonia, the second biggest city in Spain and sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union, is a city with one of the largest number of skyscrapers in Europe. The recent trend in architecture in recent years has been promoting the construction of high-rise buildings as part of a wider modernisation plan that has been taking place since 1992, the year the Olympic games were held in Barcelona. Most of the skyscrapers in Barcelona were built in the 70's, 90's and after 2002.

Barcelona has a few clusters of skyscrapers (outside the historic city center): Diagonal Mar (nearly twenty skyscrapers), Gran Via (about fifteen skyscrapers), around Plaça d'Espanya (a few skyscrapers) and Eix Macià (a few skyscrapers). The other skyscrapers are scattered about the city.

Barcelona and its metropolitan area has about 15 skyscrapers above 100 m (328 ft) and more than 40 skyscrapers between 70 m (230 ft) and 100 m (328 ft), a total of about 60 skyscrapers above 70 m (230 ft). As for the number of skyscrapers above 100 m (328 ft), Barcelona has a 4th place in the European Union. When it comes to use, most skyscrapers is the office buildings and hotels.

Tallest buildings

The list includes buildings (above 70 m (230 ft)) in the city of Barcelona and its metropolitan area.
Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Use Location
municipality
district
1= Hotel Arts 154 m (505 ft) 44 1992 Hotel Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
1= Torre Mapfre 154 m (505 ft) 43 1992 Office Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
3 Torre La Sagrera 148 m (486 ft) 36 Proposed Office / Hotel Barcelona
Sant Andreu
4 Torre Agbar 144 m (472 ft) 34 2004 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
5 Habitat Sky
(ME Barcelona)
116 m (381 ft) 31 2008 Hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
6 Hotel Porta Fira 113 m (371 ft) 26 2010 Hotel L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
7 Torre Realia BCN 112 m (367 ft) 24 2009 Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
8= Diagonal Zero Zero 110 m (361 ft) 24 2009 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
8= Edificio Colón 110 m (361 ft) 28 1970 Office Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
10 Hotel Barcelona Princess 109 m (358 ft) 26 2004 Hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
11 Torre Puig[1] 109 m (358 ft) 22 2014 Hotel L'Hospitalet
Bellvitge
11= Hesperia Tower 105 m (344 ft) 28 2006 Hotel L'Hospitalet
Bellvitge
11= Hotel Catalonia Plaza Europa 105 m (344 ft) 26 2011 Hotel L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
13= Torre Inbisa 104 m (341 ft) 25 2010 Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
13= Torre Zenit
(Torre Werfen)
104 m (341 ft) 25 2009 Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
15 Hotel Torre Catalunya 100 m (328 ft) 25 1970 Hotel Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
16= Illa del Mar 1 99 m (325 ft) 29 2008 Residencial Barcelona
Sant Martí
16= W Barcelona
(Hotel Vela)
99 m (325 ft) 29 2009 Hotel Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
18 World Trade Center Almeda Park 94 m (308 ft) 28 Under
construction
Hotel Cornellà
Alameda Parc
19= Cambra de Comerç [1] 91 m (299 ft) 22 Under
construction
Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
19= Porta Firal A [2] 91 m (299 ft) 25 Under
construction
Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
19= Porta Firal B [3] 91 m (299 ft) 25 Under
construction
Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
19= Porta Firal C [4] 91 m (299 ft) 25 Under
construction
Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
23 Torre Millenium 90 m (295 ft) 22 2002 Office Sabadell
Eix Macià
24 Illa de la Llum 1 89 m (292 ft) 26 2005 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
25= Consorci de la Zona Franca 88 m (289 ft) 22 2005 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
25= Hotel AC Barcelona 88 m (289 ft) 22 2004 Hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
27= Edifici Gas Natural
(Torre Mare Nostrum)
86 m (282 ft) 20 2005 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
27= Torre Nova Diagonal 86 m (282 ft) 22 2007 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
29= Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona Hotel 85 m (279 ft) 25 2004 Hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
29= La Caixa 1 85 m (279 ft) 26 1974 Office Barcelona
31= Ferran Junoy 56-90 [5] 84 m (276 ft) 25 Under
construction
Barcelona
Sant Andreu
31= Diagonal-Bilbao-Pere IV [6] 84 m (276 ft) Under
construction
Barcelona
Sant Martí
33= Torre Banc de Sabadell 83 m (272 ft) 23 1969 Office Barcelona
33= Melia Barcelona Hotel 83 m (272 ft) 23 1972 Hotel Barcelona
Les Corts
35= Edificio Grupo Godó 82 m (269 ft) 24 1970 Office Barcelona
35= Paddock Bulevard 82 m (269 ft) 20 1998 Office Sabadell
Eix Macià
37 Hotel Princesa Sofia 79 m (259 ft) 22 1975 Hotel Barcelona
38= Edificio Tarragona 78 m (256 ft) 22 1998 Office Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
38= Cubics I [7] 78 m (256 ft) 25 2010 Residential Santa Coloma
40= Edificio Allianz 77 m (253 ft) 20 1993 Office Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
40= Torre Núñez y Navarro 77 m (253 ft) 20 1993 Office Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
40= Illa del Mar 2 77 m (253 ft) 23 2007 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
40= Torre Macià [8] 77 m (253 ft) 20 1970 Barcelona
Les Corts
44 Hospital de Bellvitge [9] 76 m (249 ft) 22 1972 Hospital L'Hospitalet
Bellvitge
45= Torre Europa 3 75 m (246 ft) 19 2009 Residential L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
45= Torre Europa 4 75 m (246 ft) 19 2009 Residential L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
45= Torre Europa 5 75 m (246 ft) 19 2009 Residential L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
45= Biopol Mar [10] 75 m (246 ft) 16 Under
construction
Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
49= Diagonal 197 [11] 72 m (236 ft) 19 2008 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
49= D199 [12] 72 m (236 ft) 18 2009 Office / hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
49= Torre RBA [13] 72 m (236 ft) 18 2010 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
49= Torre 22@ Mediapro [14] 72 m (236 ft) 18 2008 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
49= Porta Firal D [15] 72 m (236 ft) 14 Under
construction
Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
54= Edificio Atalaya [16] 71 m (233 ft) 22 1971 Office Barcelona
Les Corts
54= Carrer Pau Casals 2 [17] 71 m (233 ft) 19 Vilassar de Mar
56= Illa del Cel 1 [18] 70 m (230 ft) 22 2003 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
56= Illa del Llac [19][20] 70 m (230 ft) 22 2002 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
56= Torre Urquinaona [21] 70 m (230 ft) 21 1973 Office / Residential Barcelona
Eixample
56= Torre Meridiana [22] 70 m (230 ft) 18 2006 Office Barcelona
Porta
60 Les Orenetes de l'Eix 70 m (230 ft) 20 2005 Sabadell
Eix Macià
  • list not full

Tallest under construction - approved and proposed

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Status Use Location
municipality
district
Cambra de Comerç [23] 91 m (299 ft) 22 on hold Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
Torre Front Marítim [24] 80 m (262 ft) 22 competition entry Residential / Office Mataró
Illa Central [25]
(Onze04)
23 competition entry Office Badalona

Gallery

Gran Via business center and skyscrapers from the left: Torre Inbisa (white colour), Torre Zenit, Torres Europa (Torre Europa 3,4,5), Hotel Porta Fira (red colour), Torre Realia BCN, Hotel Catalonia Plaza Europa (on the picture still under construction - on the upper floors).
Eix Macià area and skyscrapers from the left: Torre Millenium, Paddock Bulevard and Les Orenetes de l'Eix.
Plaça d'Espanya area and skyscrapers (in the background) from the left: Hotel Torre Catalunya, Edificio Tarragona, Torre Núñez y Navarro and Edificio Allianz.
W Barcelona hotel (Hotel Vela), one of the symbols of Barcelona

Tallest structures

Rank Name Use Height (m) Floors Year Municipality District
1 Torre de Collserola communications tower 288.80 13 1992 Barcelona Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
2 Besòs thermal station power station 200 n/a 1970 Sant Adrià de Besòs La Marina del Besòs
3 Sagrada Família Church 172 3 unfinished Barcelona Eixample
4 Montjuïc Tower Communications Tower 136 -- 1992 Barcelona Sants-Montjuïc
5 Torre Jaume I Aerial Tramway Support Pillar 107 n/a 1931 Barcelona Ciutat Vella

Tall structures of unknown height:

  • Onde Cero Radio Mast. Guyed mast used by "Onde Cero" for broadcasting on 540 kHz ()

Sources and external links

  • Report for Barcelona at Emporis
  • Report for Barcelona at SkyscraperPage
  • Report for Barcelona at Structurae
  • Fira Towers in progress. Photos and architectural review by a+t architecture publishers

References


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local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

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