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Market in Barcelona

Market in Barcelona

BARCELONA OF TOURISM
Barcelona, ​​capital of the Community of Catalonia, is the second most populated city in Spain after Madrid surpassing one and a half million inhabitants. It has one of the most active ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The city of modernism, a variant of art nouveau, will not fail to impress you with its architecture. We start the tour through neighborhoods, so that the visit to Barcelona is as useful as possible, travel 2 or 6 days!

ANCIENT HELMET
The Gothic Quarter is the heart of the city. Here we can enjoy a beautiful walk through the most popular pedestrian street, La Rambla. Where you will find street artists, flower stalls and souvenirs, restaurants, bars and emblematic buildings such as the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Güel Palace (neo-Gothic palace and Gaudí’s first building in the center of Barcelona ), the Plaza de la Boquería, where you can see a mosaic of Miró and an art deco dragon, the Plaza Real where you can enjoy lampposts designed by Gaudí. And the well-known Mercado San Josep, popularly known as La Boquería.

Market in Barcelona
Barcelona Market

Food of the Boquería Market

In the Gothic Quarter we can also enjoy the Barcelona Cathedral built in 1298 in the reign of James II of Aragon, but it was not completed until the end of the 19th century. The unmissable inside the Cathedral: Crypt, Cloisters, Choir stalls.

The Palau Reial Major, residence of the Kings of the Crown of Aragon, was where Ferdinand and Isabella received Columbus upon his return from America.

In the Picasso Museum, inaugurated in 1963, you can enjoy the first drawings and pictures of the painter in his more than 3,000 pieces exhibited. The Palau de la Música Catalana deserves a visit to photograph its impressive stained glass and tiles. It is the only concert hall in Europe that lights up naturally.

In the area of ​​the Old Town we can also visit the Arc del Triomf, built as the main entrance to the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888 and the Parc de la Ciutadella, the oldest park in Barcelona that has 30 hectares to enjoy the lake, the parrots and orange trees.

Parc de la Ciutadella

Port Vell (Puerto Viejo) is the marina of the city that we find at the end of La Rambla. Next to the port is the Monument to Columbus designed by Gaieta Buigas for the Universal Exhibition of 1888. And the building of the old customs

Barcelona’s port

THE EIXAMPLE
Within the Eixample neighborhood we can enjoy the best known avenue in Barcelona, ​​Passeig de Gracia, known as the Quadra’t d’Or (Golden Square) because it has some of the best modernist buildings in the city.

We start touring the block where we will see the 5 most famous buildings of modernism (Casa Amatller, Museu del Perfum, Casa Ramón Mulleras, Casa Lleó Morena, Casa Batlló) that were made between 1900 and 1910, nicknamed Illa de la Discordia (Apple of discord ).

Casa Batlló is a building by the Catalan artist Antonio Gaudí that has more than 5,000 square meters. It was rebuilt by Gaudí between 1904 and 1906. The facade is made of stones and colored glass that create different visual effects from inside the house. The roof, banked and in slope, represents a dragon. The balconies were made of cast iron perforated to resemble masks. It is advisable to see the lobby covered in blue tiles and wooden doors with a tile frame.

The parabolic arches are another attraction of the house as the lamps of forging to illuminate the great hall. The chimneys on the terrace (roof) are striking for the colors of the tiles, here you can see the “back” of the dragon. According to Gaudí, the roofs of buildings were like people’s hats, they denote personality, so it is designed in great detail.

Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona

Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona

Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona

Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona
Casa Batlló Barcelona

Casa Milá La Pedrera, with a striking undulating facade and a roof with abstract chimneys, was built between 1906 and 1910 by Gaudí with 7 floors, 2 circular patios, and a basement.

Milá House

The Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia, more popularly known as the Sagrada Familia is another emblem of Barcelona. One of the least conventional churches in Europe and the greatest work of Gaudí began to be built in 1882 and works are still going on.

The facade of the Passion is one of the things that should not be missed, next to the facade of the Nativity (finished in 1904 and represents Faith, Hope and Charity), the Crypt, where Gaudí is buried; and the spiral staircases, where more than 400 steep steps await you to access the towers to

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