Photographic travel guide across the Art and Architecture of the city of Barcelona. Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia (Catalunya in Catalan language) and one of the Southwestern Europe’s most important cities as a major cultural, touristic and economic center.
Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in Modernist style. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.
Photographic slideshow including several main touristic highlights:
- Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
- Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
- Casa de Les Punxes, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
- Passeig de Gràcia (appearing the façades of the most renowned buildings as Casa Milà – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, both designed by Antoni Gaudí, Casa Amatller, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Lleó Morera, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
- Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia Square).
- Casa Milá – La Pedrera: Inner tour around this building and its terrace, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
- Vía Laietana.
- Palau de la Música Catalana (Orfeó Catalá): Concert hall designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
- Barri Gòtic: Medieval quarter of the city around its Gothic cathedral.
- Plaça Sant Jaume: Palau de la Generalitat and Ajuntament de Barcelona (Catalonia Government headquarters and City Hall).
- Santa Maria del Mar Gothic temple.
- La Rambla, surrounded by interesting buildings as Liceo Theatre, Mercat de la Boqueria, MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona) squares as Plaça Reial and monuments as Columbus column with his statue on top.
- Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram) del Tibidabo with bourgeois houses in this neighborhood.
- CosmoCaixa (Museum of Sciences).
- Parc Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
- Arc de Triomf, designed by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas for the Universal Exposition of Barcelona in 1888.
- Parc de la Ciutadella, gardens and monumental fountain, with the Castell dels Tres Dragons and the Parliament of Catalonia.
- Torre Gas Natural (Gas Natural Fenosa skyscraper company headquarters).
- Torre Agbar (Aguas de Barcelona skyscraper company headquarters).
- Passeig Marítim, with Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre (skyscrapers on the beach coast).
- W Barcelona Tower.
- Fòrum de Barcelona quarter, recently developed area with several towers and malls.
- Trade Towers in Avinguda Diagonal.
- Plaça de Espanya (Spain Square).
- Arenas de Barcelona (Former bullring transformed in shopping center).
- Palau Nacional (National museum of Catalan art).
- Estadi Olimpic de Montjuïc (Olympic stadium of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games initially built for the 1936 Olympics where Barcelona was a candidate).
- Palau Sant Jordi.
- Port de Barcelona (Barcelona’s skyline viewed from the sea).
Video: © ProudBasque