If we talk about height, Barcelona, despite the fact that in recent times large buildings have been appearing in the city, in this regard remains very discreet, especially when compared to other large cities that house mega-architectures. However, Barcelona also has its own skyscrapers.
The first skyscraper to appear in the city is the 15-storyFábregas building, designed by Luis Gutiérrez Soto. A few more were created later; however, very few buildings in the Catalan capital exceed 100 meters in height. And for the moment, guarding the Port Olimpic, the Mapfre Tower and the Hotel Arts Barcelona continue to be the tallest, at 154 meters high. In third place in terms of height is the famous Agbar Tower in Barcelona, which is 144 meters high. It is followed by the Telefónica Tower with its 110 meters high. But to stand out it is not necessary to have a great height, a good example of this is the building of the Hotel Porta Fira in Barcelona, which in 2010 was awarded the 2010 Emporis Skyscraper Architecture Award as the best skyscraper in the world.
It seems that the limits of the city in terms of height were established in his day by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, so present in every corner of Barcelona. Legend has it that no building in Barcelona should be taller than the 172 meters that the highest part of Gaudí’s most brilliant work, the Sagrada Familia, will reach.