Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain which mixes the traditional features with modern features. The city is located in seaside and includes amazing architectural views, tasty drinks and Spanish foods with magnificent views. Barcelona’s architecture has a long history of more than 2000 years with a reminding of Roman-era Barcino. Half of the city is having Gothic architecture and the other half covers by the modern. Antoni Gaudi and his Catalan architecture, creations by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro are famous artists who made the city amazingly beautiful. And also Barcelona has sun drenched beaches open to Mediterranean Sea with twenty four hour party people on them. Following experiences are the unique ones; you should not miss in Barcelona, Spain.
Visiting the Amazing Church in L’Eixample: La Sagrada Familia
It is very large, high and vertical to the top of the sky. The constructions was begun in 1882 and still building. However, the authority is expecting to finish the construction in 2026 by celebrating the century of architect’s death (the great architect Antoni Gaudi). Although it’s unfinished, around 4.5 million travelers visit the church yearly. La Sagrada Familia was consecrated as a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Actually it deserves that recognition as Gaudi considered that the completion of this church as his holy mission. Although this is a construction site, the already completed parts and museum are opened for tourists. But keep in mind to book prior tickets online to avoid rush.
Enjoying the park in Gracia: Park Guell
This is also another great creation of Antoni Gaudi when turns his hands towards the landscape gardening. Park Guell is located in the Northern part of Gracia, Barcelona. The most amazing factor of this garden is that everything seem super natural than really natural things although they are artificial. We have to believe that it is the magic of Gaudi. As the park is extremely popular, the authority allows entering a limited number of visitors per time into the central area of the park. So, it is better to get online entry tickets prior to visit. Eusebi Güell, an entrepreneur in the industrial revolution era was the initiator of this park. But his idea was to create a miniature city of houses for wealthy people by Gaudi. Before completing the project, it was abandoned since the commercial flop. But already Gaudi had created 3km roads, walks, steps, two gates and a plaza. However, in 1922, the Park Guell opened as a public park. But, suppose, if Gaudi could have finished this, it would have be like heaven. Still it looks amazing and colorful.
Visiting Casa Batllo: The Strange Architecture
Although Casa Batllo is a residential building, its strangeness attracts so many tourists towards it. As another great creation of Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batllo is famous as one of the strangest residential building in whole Europe. Locals say different names for this place like: House of Bones (Casa Dels Ossos) and House of the dragon (Casa Del Drac). The reasons behind that is, the roof looks like a dragon, balcony looks like jaws of a strange beast. The pavement floor is displaying images of octopuses and starfishes. Inside, the tiles are with the colour of deep sea blue. And doors/windows made like dreamy waves of wood and coloured glass. Therefore, you must visit to experience this strangeness.
Visiting La Catedral: Cathedral in La Rambla & Barri Gotic
La Catedral is the central place of worship in Barcelona. This church was made relevant with the Catalan Gothic architectural principles. One of the special features of this cathedral is that, this is the only cathedral saved in Barcelona after the civil war. You can enter free into the church, if you are visiting before 12.30 pm on weekdays and before 2.30 pm on Sundays. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay to enter.
Visiting the Museum in La Ribera: Museu Picasso
Museu Picasso is an amazing museum where displays the most extensive collection of artworks of the great Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The collection includes more than 3500 artworks.
Visiting the Museum Montjuic, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya or MNAC, includes Catalan arts and designs from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Visiting the Museum in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic: Museu d’Historia de Barcelona
The Museum is La Rambla & Barri Gotic is displaying the fascinating things related to the Roman Barcino.