Friday, 14 April 2017

Barcelona Spain Travel Guide Top Attractions Highlights 2017 Must See & Do

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-Hop On Hop Off Bus :

Barcelona Bus Turistíc ( Official ) & Barcelona City Tour

-Sagrada Familia

-Las Ramblas

-FC Barcelona & Camp Nou

-Gaudi Tour

-Parc Güell

-Barcelona Beaches

-Barcelona Port

-Poble Espanyol

-Magic Fountain & Font Mágica

-Museu Picasso

-Tapas Bike Tour

-Historical Night Walking Tour

-Wine Lovers Tour

-E-Bike Tour

-GoCar Tour

-Barrio Gótico

-Museu D'História De Catalunya

-Market & Mercat: Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Del Encants

-Rooftop Chill Bars: La Isabela Hotel 1898, Sky Bar Grand Hotel

-El Borne

-Classic Sail Tour

-Helicopter Tour

The Barri Gòtic (Catalan for "Gothic Quarter") is the center of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Catalan modernista architecture (related to the movement known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe), developed between 1885 and 1950 and left an important legacy in Barcelona. Several of these buildings are World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations. As of 2007, completion is planned for 2026.

Barcelona was also home to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Designed in 1929 for the International Exposition for Germany, it is an iconic building that came to symbolize modern architecture as the embodiment of van der Rohe's aphorisms "less is more" and "God is in the details." The Barcelona pavilion was intended as a temporary structure, and was torn down in 1930 less than a year after it was constructed. A modern re-creation by Spanish architects now stands in Barcelona, however, constructed in 1986.

Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture,the first (and as of 2015, only) time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect.

Minor basilica of Sagrada Família, the international symbol of Barcelona

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, included in the UNESCO Heritage List in 1997.

Works by Antoni Gaudí, including Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Casa Vicens, Sagrada Família (Nativity façade and crypt), Casa Batlló, Crypt in Colonia Güell. The first three works were inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1984. The other four were added as extensions to the site in 2005.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and St. Eulalia (Gothic)

Gothic basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

Gothic basilica of Santa Maria del Pi

Romanesque church of Sant Pau del Camp

Palau Reial Major, medieval residence of the sovereign Counts of Barcelona, later Kings of Aragon

The Royal Shipyard (gothic)

Monastery of Pedralbes (gothic)

The Columbus Monument

The Arc de Triomf, a triumphal arch built for entrance to 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition.

Expiatory church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the summit of Tibidabo.

Barcelona contains sixty-eight municipal parks, of which twelve are historic parks, five are thematic (botanical) parks, forty-five are urban parks and six are forest parks. They range from vest-pocket parks to large recreation areas. The urban parks alone cover 10% of the city . The total park surface grows about 10 ha per year, with a proportion of 18.1 square metres of park area per inhabitant

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