Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. Barcelona is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea and the fourth economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union.
Barcelona came one of the most touristic city in Europe after receiving the Olympic games in 1992, and it is still growing up every year, in 2013 Barcelona received about … people from all over the world.
Barcelona is marked by the print of Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) the genius architect.
Inspired by the organic shapes of nature, Gaudí studied every detail of his creations integrating into his architecture a series of crafts in which he was skilled: ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry..
Its style Orientalist, Neo-gothic, Naturalist, Modernist was eclectic and most of all a true quest for a new architectural language..
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA:
The unfinished church of Sagrada Familia is the number 1 on the list of must see in Barcelona, by the architect Antoni Gaudi.
At the end of 1883 Gaudí was commissioned to carry on the works, a task which he did not abandon until his death in 1926.
Since then different architects have continued the work after his original idea.
This church is Barcelona's most famous tourist attraction and welcomes over 3 million visitors a year.
By Antoni Gaudi in the years 1900-1914, Parc Guell is a UNESCO Worid Heritage Site and considered one of Gaudi's top works. With a very wonderful skyline view of Barcelona from its terrace.
The most famous walking street in Barcelona, with a lot of funny human statues, and a lot of attractions.
The Magic Fountain, it really does feel magic to experience the beautiful show of water, light and music, with about 2.5 Million visitors a year.
Casa Mila(La Pedrera):
popularly known as «La Pedrera», is an unusual building, constructed between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.
built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect, Gaudí gave Casa Batlló a facade that is original, fantastical and full of imagination. He replaced the original facade with a new composition of stone and glass.
The Barrio Gotico is one of the oldest area of the city. Walking around the little streets around the Cathedral. Discover the antique dealers, or the feathers and umbrellas' merchants in the street Banys.
The Cathedral of Barcelona, its origins are dating back to the early days of Christianity. Nevertheless, most of the preserved structure dates to the XIII century, when the Gothic basilica construction began.
With more than 4,5 kilometers of coastline, Barcelona has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.
The stadium of FC of Barcelona, the biggest stadium in Europe, it is all an adventure to visit it, and if possible assist to a football match.
It's s a mountain overlooking Barcelona. At 512 meters, rising sharply to the north-west, it affords spectacular views over the city and the surrounding coastline.