Barcelona

 

 

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the province of Catalonia (Catalonia) and is known as a tourist and business city. Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with more than 7 million tourists every year. The main tourist centers in Barcelona are buildings by architect Antoni Gaudi, the FC Barcelona Stadium and museums.

Tourist Attractions in Barcelona

Sagrada familia (official name in Catalan; Spanish: Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia; “Church of the Atonement of the Holy Family”), often simply called Sagrada Família, is a giant Roman Catholic church still under construction in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Construction of this church began in 1882 and continues to this day. The church was originally designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926), who worked on the project for 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life to this grand project, which is planned to be completed in 2026.

The Park Güell is a public park system consisting of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) Carmel Hill belongs to the mountains of Collserola – Parc del Carmel is located on its north face. Güell Park is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gracia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell commissioned the garden design for Antoni Gaudi, the famous architect and face of Catalan modernism. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under the “Works of Antoni Gaudi.

Casa Batllo is a famous building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s works? A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and was updated several times after that. Gaudí’s assistants Domenec Sugrañes i Gras, Josep canaleta and Joan Rubio also contributed to the renovation project. The local name for the building is Casa dels Ossos (House of Bones), because it has a skeletal visceral organic quality.

 

Barcelona Montjuic is a wide, shallow hill with a relatively flat top facing the harbour, to the southwest of the city centre. The eastern side of the hill is almost a cliff, providing commanding views over the city harbor directly below. The top of the hill (height 184.8 m) was the site of several fortifications, the newest of which (Castle of Montjuic) remains today. the fortifications date mainly to the 17th century, with 18th-century additions. In 1842, the garrison (loyal to the Madrid government) shelled part of the city. It served as a prison, often holding political prisoners, until the time of General Franco.

Montserrat is a multi-peaked rocky range located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m). It is also known as the site of the Benedictine monastery, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosted the holy Virgin of Montserrat and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in the Arthurian myth. “Montserrat” literally means “saw (jagged, like a common handsaw) mountain” in Catalan. It depicts a strange aspect with many rock formations visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of striking pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock.

 

La Rambla is a street in the center of Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals? A tree-lined pedestrian mall stretches 1.2 kilometers (0.75 mi) connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the center with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the West.

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