Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region of Spain with its own language, character and history. Home to more than one and a half million people.
Its coastal location on the Mediterranean Sea is a big part of the city’s job. one of Europe’s great cultural powerhouses, Barcelona’s artistic heritage is second to none. From Gothic treasures like Santa Maria del Mar, to the shimmering landmarks like Tori Agbar and the outrageous concoctions of Antonie Gaudi.
His fantasy Garden Park dwell is a must see, as are La Pedrera and cassava to two apartment buildings which caused controversy during their construction in the early 1900s.
But which are widely admired by architects today. Gaudi showpiece is La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Work on this Roman Catholic Church began in 1882 and is still under construction to this day. The Cathedral is Spain’s most popular landmark, attracting over 2 million visitors a year.
Alongside masterpieces of Gothic, modernist and contemporary architecture, Barcelona hosts world class museums and galleries, including the Joanne Miro Foundation, which showcases the work of the great Spanish the realist and the National Art Museum of Catalonia, which houses a vast collection of catalog art. Beyond the galleries, statues and sculptures decorate the streets. at Port Vell, you’ll find the Columbus monument, a 60 meter high statue, built in 1888, dedicated to the explorer who discovered the New World and close by is the Barcelona head.
It was designed by American pop artists Roy Lichtenstein as an ode to Gaudi.
The city’s creativity continues in its cuisine, try the renowned seafood at La Barceloneta, a down to earth district full of waterfront bars and eateries for dessert,
Tria skriva patisserie a fourth generation pastry shop that has been serving sweets and pastries to locals for over 100 years. In the night we tap us and a glass of wine I bodega, simple VEDA from molecular gastronomy to traditional catalog cuisine. Barcelona is a city that fuels the appetite and provides plenty of food for thought
This is a traffic camera showing Av. De Barcelona, from av. de Dílar, located in Granada, Spain.