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Living in: Cities known for architecture (BBC Travel)

Living in: Cities known for architecture

Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar skyscraper (Credit: Lucas Vallecillos/Getty)

Guggenheim, Spain (Credit: Credit: Art Kowalsky / Alamy Stock Photo)

Ten spectacular museums around the world

In honour of BBC Culture rounds up stunning buildings around the world that house the treasures of civilisation.

Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The opening concert was held on May Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

Sightseeing in Toledo, Spain: City of Three Cultures - The World Is A Book

Sightseeing in Toledo, Spain: City of Three Cultures

Read why Toledo Spain is known as the "city of three cultures". Explore this UNESCO Heritage site and walled city with us.

Lisbon, Portugal (Credit: David Izaguirre Fotografías/Getty)

Postcard from Lisbon, Portugal

Inspiring alternatives to the world’s priciest cities, where comparable lifestyle, location and experiences can be found for a fraction of the cost.

Barcelona

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Agbar Tower, Barcelona  Barcelona’s tallest landmark often draws comparisons to London’s Swiss Re building, which opened a year earlier, in 2004. But designer Jean Nouvel insists his inspiration was Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia.

world's top new buildings: Agbar Tower, Barcelona. Barcelona’s tallest landmark often draws comparisons to London’s Swiss Re building, which opened a year earlier, in But designer Jean Nouvel insists his inspiration was Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia.

Architect Henning Larsen Architects  Project Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre Reykjavik / Iceland, 2011

Harpa Concert & Conference Centre, Iceland, Reykjavik by Henning Larsen Architects. Facade of Harpa by Studio Olafur Eliasson as Facade designer.

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