The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudí's work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site,and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica,as distinct from a cathedral, which must be the seat of a bishop.
Spectacular place, definitely an inspired masterpiece which deserves the mostly respect from everybody independently of religion!
Of course, when you know the history behind building construction, you clearly see that not any genius architect would be able if doing this, by being a devout catholic, could enable Gaudi to go beyond of any expectation and created one of his greatest works.
Passeig de Gràcia
Passeig de Gràcia is one of the major avenues in Barcelona and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. It is located in the central part of Eixample,stretching from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia.
Passeig de Gràcia is regarded as the most expensive street in Barcelona and in Spain.
Passeig de Gracia is a dream for shopping lovers and architecture fans alike. On this street, some of the most famous modernist buildings and the most famous fashion brands in the world are located alongside.
Casa Mila / La Pedrera
Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built from 1906 to 1912.
Walking down the beautiful mile of Passeig de Gracia, you cannot fail to notice this building.Built between the years 1906 and 1910, Casa Milà (La Pedrera) was the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The colorful building is considered one of the artist’s most eccentric and enticing architectural creations with not one straight edge on the exterior. Tours of the interior and the incredible roof structures are available.
Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the centre of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that.
Another incredible piece of Gaudi's architecture. It's not the biggest building so unless it's on your bucket list it's not worth travelling across the city for, but if you're in the area definitely go and have a look.
Casa Lleó Morera
The Casa Lleó Morera is a building designed by noted modernisme architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, located at Passeig de Gràcia 35 in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
The Casa Lleó Morera is a building designed by noted modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, located at Passeig de Gràcia 35 in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya is a large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city and the 19th century-built Eixample meet.
One of the main squares in Barcelona. Beautiful fountain show at nights. In wintertime you find Christmas booths here. Usually there is something special going on here.
Mercado de La Boqueria / Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria, is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,and one of the city's foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona's opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.
La Boqueria is a beautiful market and definitely a must-see, even if you don't buy anything. From fresh produce to meats, cheeses, and even bar restaurants, the Boqueria has it all. The quality is high and the selection varied, but these are by no means the best prices in town. Consider the high price tag a fun luxury while out on the town and save your regular shopping for small, local markets.
La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west.
Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. It has also suffered from the attention of pickpockets and especially towards its southern end, sex workers.
Barcelona Cathedral / Catedral de Barcelona
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain.The cathedral was constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries, with the principal work done in the 14th century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese was completed in 1448.In the late 19th century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches.The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.
Beautiful both outside and in, The Catedral de Barcelona is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter and makes for an impressive yet peaceful visit. The views from its rooftop are amazing, and the garden, complete with pond and white geese, is an enchanting outside space to explore.
La Barceloneta is known for its sandy beach (which made an appearance in Don Quixote, book 2) and its many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk. Over the past several years the quality of the sand on the beach has become a source of continued controversy. In February 2008, the World Health Organisation began an inquiry designed to ascertain whether the sand meets WHO beach health and safety guidelines.
End your day in Barcelona with a walk along its most well-known Barceloneta Beach. Simply sit on the sand for some quiet time, or enjoy a drink at one of the many well-designed beach bars.