An artistic city Barcelona is a port city located in north-eastern of Spain and home to mind-expanding architecture of Antoni Gaudi.

Landmark Buildings

Sagrada Familia
Gothic and Art-Nouveau influences collide in this spectacular Church by Gaudi. Construction on the UNESCO World Heritage building began in 1882 and is sill actively under construction. Completion is expected by 2030 when Gaudi's grand design will be realized.
Casa Battlo
Known locally as the "House of Bones" and the "House of Dragons". One of the strangest buildings in Europe, a creation of Antoni Gaudi. Chips of blue, mauve and green tiles, wave-shaped window frames and balconies with a solitary tower.
Palau de la Musica
Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana, Palace of Catalan Music was built between 1905 and 1908 and designed Lluis Domenech i Montaner. Built for the Orfeo Catala choral society founded in 1891, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Parks and Outdoor Monuments

Park Guell
One of the icons of the city, originating in 1900, when Count Eusebi Guell bought a tree-covered hillside and hired Gaudi to create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy in landscaped grounds.
Font Magica de Montjuic
Built in 1929, Barcelona's biggest ornamental fountain and one of its most popular attractions. Offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues.
Monastery of Sant Miquel del Fai
Sant Miquel del Fai, bout 50 km (31 mi) from Barcelona. An amazing Romanesque church set in the cliffs, next to a waterfall. There are some really beautiful walking routes in that area.


L'Eixample, modeled after New York's grid like streets are easy to navigate. Pictured, Passeig de Gracia is a tourist hot-spot. Gaudi's Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, and Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller are within easy reach. Carrer Balmes is a safe and tolerant area for all kinds of travelers.
The Gothic Quarters
The city walls are remnants of the Roman Empire, while Placa de Sant Felip Neri is riddled with bullet holes from the Civil War. Tiny, winding streets lead to hidden plazas, small apartments and historic shops.
El Born
Artistic edge, once a seaside property for medieval aristocracy, this neighborhood now hosts a thriving creative community. Many small museums and galleries amongst notable attractions like El Born's Museu Picasso.
Sunbathing well into November. By day, bikes and skateboards glide down the boardwalk that lines the neighborhood's beaches. The seafood restaurants feature outdoor dining with a gentle sea breeze. There's also a nudist section of the beach.
Rambla del Raval
Raval a vibrant, historic, edgy mix of art, attitude, and street life attracts cosmopolitan crowds. Once famous for its debauched nightlife scene. Home to Gaudi's Palau Guell mansion. Gradually being converted into a cultural hub
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