In a city with noteworthy buildings that include Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar, and Frank Gehry’s Fish sculpture, it can be hard to impress the architecture critics. When the 63-room Mirror Hotel (a renovation of an existing structure by local firm GCA Arquitectos) opened in 2013, it received rave reviews. The white-on-white décor with white floors, white ceilings, and many mirrors create an ethereal, shimmering atmosphere. The white angels by sculptor Christoph Mertens also contribute to the color scheme while keeping an eye on guests. If you want to see some of the architectural highlights of the city besides the Mirror itself, nearby are the Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Batilo by Gaudí.
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