vibrant capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a beautiful city by the sea that flaunts its beauty and sunny lifestyle. beautiful landscapes, architecture breathtaking, and stunning cultural attractions make it an attractive destination.
1. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
One of the unconventional churches of Europe, this spectacular Basilica is the most famous show in Barcelona. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia classified by UNESCO is in the northern part of the city, dominating its surroundings with its 18 towers slender soaring above all other monuments. The Basilica of the Holy Family is also known in Spanish by its official name: expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia.
2. Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
For 2000 years, the Gothic Quarter has been the spiritual and secular center of the city. Ancient Roman building remains are still found, but the Middle Ages are better represented by the historic buildings crammed into this neighborhood. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the medieval cathedral stands on Mount Tabor, the highest point of downtown. The Gothic Quarter is the place where Columbus was received by the Catholic Kings after his first voyage to the New World, and from the 14th and 15th centuries, municipal governments have had their headquarters here.
3. Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
In the Eixample district of the elegant boulevard Passeig de Gràcia, the UNESCO list Casa Mila is the building’s most famous secular Antoni Gaudí. Casa Mila is affectionately known as “La Pedrera”, which translates as “The stone quarry” because the building looks like an open pit quarry. Built between 1906 and 1912, this home flamboyant avant-garde looks more like a sculpture of a functional building. Each line of the natural stone façade is curved, with rounded windows and railings metal balconies wrapping around the plant-like forms. Even the roof has a wavy shape complemented by decorative fireplaces.
The building entrance is on Carrer de Provença, through a remarkable wrought iron gate that leads to a courtyard. The building is supported by ribbed arches that were designed for carriers, a feature that reveals the genius of Gaudi as an engineer. Visitors can walk around the roof terrace for a look closely tiled fireplaces adorned with strange shapes. The area also reward roof visitors stunning views of the city, with the outlook that extends to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in the distance.
4. La Rambla: Barcelona’s Social Hub
The heart of the Barcelona social life is on La Rambla, a large shady avenue of trees that divides the old city into two parts. La Rambla stretches from Plaça de Catalunya, where the beautiful 12th century Romanesque monastery of Santa Anna stands all along the harbor. This large street, with expansive sidewalks, lined with shops, restaurants and outdoor cafés, making it one of the most popular meeting places in the city.
5. Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music)
Built between 1905 and 1908 as a concert hall for choral society Orfeó Català, Palau de la Musica Catalana has been designed by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner in Catalan style Modernism. But although the building is characterized by its style curved lines and colorful palette, unlike the works of Gaudi, which puts the design work in advance form. Although the interior is just as colorful and whimsical as the outside, form and decoration are dedicated to choirs and other musical performances.