Santa Maria del Mar is an imposing church in the Ribera district of Barcelona, Spain, built between 1329 and 1383 at the height of Catalonia's maritime and mercantile preeminence.
This church is an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture. It is well worth a visit, whatever your religious beliefs. Its interior hides an intimate atmosphere where you and your loved one can take a quiet walk through history.
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.
Surrounded by modern hotels and restaurants, this urban beach is one of the most beautiful places in the city to soak up the sun.
La Sagrada Família
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.
Magnificent building inside and out, it looks like it was grown from the earth rather than built. The audio guide was super informative and provides interesting info about the detailed carvings on the façade and inside.
Vila de Gràcia
Vila de Gràcia, also known as Gràcia, is a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia. This neighborhood was the main core of the old town of Gràcia that included also Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova.
Not long ago, Gracia was one of the most traditional Barcelona neighborhoods, and now it's the coolest area in the city! A walk through this area will reveal not only plenty of romantic spots to pause in, but a large variety of tiny shops, pop-up boutiques, patisseries and lovely restaurants to explore.
The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güellassigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCOdeclared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
This Gaudi-designed masterpiece is the most popular park in Barcelona. The dream-like world of Gaudi's imagination - where buildings, trees and columns create a truly unique atmosphere - is sure to make you feel all fluttery.
Parc del Laberint d'Horta
The Parc del Laberint d'Horta is a historical garden in the Horta-Guinardó district in Barcelona and the oldest of its kind in the city. Located on the former estate of the Desvalls family, next to the Collserola ridge, the park comprises an 18th-century neoclassical garden and a 19th-century romantic garden.
Beautiful gardens to relax and rivers.Nice sounds calm place.Really loved labyrinth made out of Greek mythology.it worths it.