List of tallest buildings in Barcelona

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

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[edit]

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 Hotel Arts.jpg 154 m (505 ft) 44 1992 Hotel Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
1= Torre Mapfre 2007-02-05-barcelona-by-RalfR-57.jpg 154 m (505 ft) 43 1992 Office Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
3 Torre La Sagrera TorreSagrera.jpg 148 m (486 ft) 36 Proposed Office / Hotel Barcelona
Sant Andreu
4 Torre Agbar Agbar Tower Barcelona.JPG 144 m (472 ft) 34 2004 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
5 Habitat Sky
(ME Barcelona)
PereIV-HabitatSky.jpg 116 m (381 ft) 31 2008 Hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
6 Hotel Porta Fira Barcelona 2010 August 005 Hotel.JPG 113 m (371 ft) 26 2010 Hotel L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
7 Torre Realia BCN Barcelona 2010 August 005 Hotel.JPG 112 m (367 ft) 24 2009 Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
8= Diagonal Zero Zero ZeroZero.jpg 110 m (361 ft) 24 2009 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
8= Edificio Colón Barcelona Edificio Colón.jpg 110 m (361 ft) 28 1970 Office Barcelona
Ciutat Vella
10 Hotel Barcelona Princess Diagonal Mar buildings.jpg 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 Spain.Catalonia.Hospitalet.Hotel.Hesperia.Plantilla.JPG 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 Torre Inbisa.JPG 104 m (341 ft) 25 2010 Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
13= Torre Zenit
(Torre Werfen)
Torre Werfen.JPG 104 m (341 ft) 25 2009 Office L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
15 Hotel Torre Catalunya BarcelonaMNAC.JPG 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)
W Barcelona by Ricardo Bofill.jpg 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 Sabadell - Parc de Catalunya.JPG 90 m (295 ft) 22 2002 Office Sabadell
Eix Macià
24 Illa de la Llum 1 P1030943.JPG 89 m (292 ft) 26 2005 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
25= Consorci de la Zona Franca Diagonal Mar buildings.jpg 88 m (289 ft) 22 2005 Office Barcelona
Sant Martí
25= Hotel AC Barcelona Hotel AC Barcelona (Catalonia).jpg 88 m (289 ft) 22 2004 Hotel Barcelona
Sant Martí
27= Edifici Gas Natural
(Torre Mare Nostrum)
Edifici Gas Natural - Barcelona (Catalunya) 2.jpg 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 Torres de la Caixa.jpg 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 La sede del Banc Sabadell.JPG 83 m (272 ft) 23 1969 Office Barcelona
33= Melia Barcelona Hotel Magische fontein bcn.JPG 83 m (272 ft) 23 1972 Hotel Barcelona
Les Corts
35= Edificio Grupo Godó Grup Godó.jpg 82 m (269 ft) 24 1970 Office Barcelona
35= Paddock Bulevard Sabadell Eix Macià Edifici.JPG 82 m (269 ft) 20 1998 Office Sabadell
Eix Macià
37 Hotel Princesa Sofia Hotel Princesa Sofia Barcelona 2.jpg 79 m (259 ft) 22 1975 Hotel Barcelona
38= Edificio Tarragona Barcelona Parc Joan Miro.jpg 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 Allianz Barcelona - 001.jpg 77 m (253 ft) 20 1993 Office Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
40= Torre Núñez y Navarro Barcelona 33B 2013.jpg 77 m (253 ft) 20 1993 Office Barcelona
Sants-Montjuïc
40= Illa del Mar 2 Sur del lago oeste del P.del Diagonal Mar.JPG 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] Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge.JPG 76 m (249 ft) 22 1972 Hospital L'Hospitalet
Bellvitge
45= Torre Europa 3 Torres Europa - Plaça Europa.JPG 75 m (246 ft) 19 2009 Residential L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
45= Torre Europa 4 Torres Europa - Plaça Europa.JPG 75 m (246 ft) 19 2009 Residential L'Hospitalet
Granvia l'Hospitalet
45= Torre Europa 5 Torres Europa - Plaça Europa.JPG 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] Mediapro.JPG 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] Edificio Atalaya.JPG 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] P1030943.JPG 70 m (230 ft) 22 2003 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
56= Illa del Llac [19][20] Lago oeste,Parque del Diagonal Mar Nublado.JPG 70 m (230 ft) 22 2002 Residential Barcelona
Sant Martí
56= Torre Urquinaona [21] Spain.Barcelona.Torre.Urquinaona.jpg 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 Sabadell - Eix Macià.jpg 70 m (230 ft) 20 2005 Sabadell
Eix Macià
  • list not full

Tallest under construction - approved and proposed[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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:

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