The Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe
For many architecture junkies, the Barcelona
Pavilion is reason enough to make the trip to Spain
. Designed by Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 International Exposition, this building is believed by many to have kick-started the Modernist movement. So much so that after it was dismantled following the end of the exhibition, the 1980 Barcelona City Council decided to reconstruct it in its entirety. Situated to the right of Barcelona's Palace, it's open from 10am-8pm daily and entry is €5.