Barcelona is one of the most beautiful citiesEurope. This is the rabid energy of Salvador Dali, the plague architecture of Gaudi, the stunning outfits of the LGBT community, the active movement of bicycle traffic, stunned parties and endless sangria.
Interesting places in Barcelona - Where to go to Barcelona?
Treasures of the world culture of Barcelona annuallyAttract thousands of tourists looking to see architectural creations and unique museums. Barcelona is the largest city in the Mediterranean. All of its buildings are works of art of different periods. It combines the Middle Ages, Classicism and Art Nouveau. To enjoy all the beauties of this extraordinary city, to feel its atmosphere and character, it is necessary to spend at least a week in it. Even in 7 days it is impossible to cover all its splendor, but there are some places that must be seen in Barcelona.
Barcelona was born by the sea, so hereThe ancient quarter of Ribera, which was crowded and loved by tourists, was preserved. In the heart of this quarter is the church of Santa Maria del Mar, which is the standard of Catalan Gothic. Going along the lanes of Ribera, you can go to Llotzhe, an old exchange with a beautiful Gothic interior and a facade. If you go from church to the other side, you can go outside Moncada and admire the medieval mansions with high gates for the passage of riders and carriages. These houses house the Picasso Museum and the Barbier-Muller Museum, as well as shops and galleries. The Paseč del Born street leads to the same market. On the other side of the street is the park of Ciutadella, in whose territory the Parliament of Catalonia is located, the Museum of Natural History and the Zoo.
The palace of Catalan music is a pearlCatalan Art Nouveau. This is a magnificent building of red brick, behind the walls of which lies the most beautiful concert hall. In this multicolor-decorated building, hundreds of concerts are held annually.
Rambla is the most crowded street in Barcelona. Rambla is a symbol of Barcelona, which blended the culture and traditions of many peoples. To the right of Rambla is the ancient quarter of Ravale, where the new museums are organically combined with the medieval walls of the Library of Catalonia and Romanesque churches. On both sides of the central sidewalk of Rambla stretch countless cafes, kiosks, where you can buy souvenirs, the press, flowers, pets. And between all this - local residents, visitors, "living statues" and artists. Beginning with Rambla on Plaza Catalunya, you can see the top of the Del Pi church, see the Joan Miro mosaic and get to the Bokeria market, where the largest selection of fresh products in Barcelona is presented. Then you can walk to the opera house "Liceu", go to the Plaza Real, where the Center for the Art of Santa Monica Rambla expands and ends at the monument to Columbus.
See the creations of the famous architect AntonioGaudi is the prime objective of many tourists. The Casa Batlló is the result of a complete reconstruction of the already constructed building. Curved lines dominate in its facade, decorated with elements resembling bones and amphibians. The roof, similar to the scaly back of a dragon, ends with a large cross and chimneys. The interior of the house is dominated by rounded forms.
House Mila, better known as Pedrera, bought outHouse of culture for exhibitions. Curved shapes resemble waves, ceilings and arches of porches adorn the frescoes. In many apartments of the House of Mila there are patterns and stucco on the ceiling, similar to the signs left on the sand of the desert. On a multi-level roof are sculptured pipes.
Be sure to visit Park Guell,A failed garden with an area of 20 hectares. Before entering the park, a monumental staircase opens up with a huge salamander made of ceramics. The staircase leads to the hypostyle hall from the columns, above which is the main square of the park. It has a wonderful view of Barcelona. The area is framed by a writhing bench, lined with shards of dishes and bottles, which make up a colorful ornament. In Park Guell, the Gaudí House Museum is located, where he lived for more than twenty years. The house presents various household items and recreates the former atmosphere.
The Sagrada Familia, located on the squareThe Holy Family is striking in its scale. This temple takes a whole block of Eixample. Its five-foot construction forms a Latin cross, stands out with towers with pinnacles trimmed with colored tiles. Dominance of the architectural ensemble is intended to become a central dome height of 170 m, which has not yet been built. Gaudi gave 40 years of his life to the work of the Sagrada Familia. The cathedral is planned to be completed by 2025.
Mount Montjuic has long served as a stage forHolding public events and celebrations. Today this mountain is a center of culture and recreation. On its slopes are some of the most interesting museums of the city: the National Museum of Catalan Art, Joan Miró Foundation and Kaishaforum, Ethnological and Archaeological Museums and the Frank Daurel Foundation. On Montjuic there are several theatrical scenes and the Botanical Garden is broken up. At the very top of the mountain stands the castle of Montjuic, with its walls offering a wonderful view of the port and the gardens of Costa de Llobregat. Near the mountain is the main stage of the 1992 Olympic Games: the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Ring.
Barcelona is a port center. You can make a wonderful walk along the coastal part of Barcelona, center of which is Port Wel. Along the shore a stream of beaches flows. It's worth to visit the Maritime Museum, where among ships of different eras you can see the gallery of Juan of Austria. Over the waters of the port passes a suspension road to Montjuic.
Barcelona is a city of endless street festivals. The holiday of Correfok brings back the ancient customs of distant ancestors, the processions of giants and dwarfs preserve the memory of the history and traditions of society. "Castells" (towers, built by acrobats) and sardana (folk dance) - a reflection of diligence and mutual understanding. In the second half of September, tourists have the opportunity to get on the main holiday of Barcelona, dedicated to the patroness of the city of Merse, where they will get a real pleasure from concerts, pyrotechnic shows, music and fireworks.