Barcelona the Charming City on the Mediterranean
One of the leading cities in Spain, Barcelona is culturally unique with an energetic street life and a great atmosphere. It is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Barcelona has everything from architecture, food, history, a beach along the Mediterranean and sports to offer to visitors, making it an ideal destination.
One of the main attractions in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. It is one of the most amazing churches in the world. The work and construction of this church started began in 1882 and has continued to this day. You will see two sides of this church, one done in Gothic style, and the other in Art Nouveau. And don’t forget to visit the inside, as it is as amazing and beautiful as outside.
In the Gràcia district of Barcelona, lies Parc Güell, which is known as Gaudi’s Garden. It is an Art Nouveau park designed by architect Gaudi featuring multi-colored mosaic dragon fountain, mushroom pavilions, rolling benches, a colonnaded footpath, birds nests built in terraced walls and much more. You can also visit a small museum to Gaudi on the park grounds. It is the house where he once lived in.
One of the most visually attracting buildings in the Art Nouveau style is Gaudi’s Casa Batllo. The roof of this building represents Sant Jordi (St George) and the dragon. The inside is also unusual as it is still being lived in by people but make sure to go in and look at the layout including the inner courtyard. If you’re into architecture, this one is for you.
And if you are a sports fan you cannot forget about Camp Nou. The biggest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 98,787 people , home of one of the best football teams (not American football) in the world.