BARCELONA A walking tour around the city / Un paseo por la ciudad

Photographic travel guide across the Art and Architecture of the city of Barcelona.

Barcelona is the capital city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Catalunya in Catalan language and CataluĂąa in Spanish) and one of the Southwestern Europe’s most important cities as a major cultural, touristic and economic center.

Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in Modernist style.

The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.

Photographic slideshow including several main touristic highlights:

– Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni GaudĂ­.
– Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, designed by LluĂ­s Domènech i Montaner.
– Casa de Les Punxes, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
– Passeig de GrĂ cia (Appearing the façades of the most renowned buildings as Casa MilĂĄ – La Pedrera and Casa BatllĂł, both designed by Antoni GaudĂ­, Casa Amatller, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Casa LleĂł Morera, designed by LluĂ­s Domènech i Montaner.
– Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia Square).
– Casa MilĂĄ – La Pedrera: Inner tour around this building and its terrace, designed by Antoni GaudĂ­.
– VĂ­a Laietana.
– Palau de la MĂşsica Catalana (OrfeĂł CatalĂĄ): Concert hall designed by LluĂ­s Domènech i Montaner.
– Barri Gòtic: Medieval quarter of the city around its Gothic cathedral.
– Plaça Sant Jaume: Palau de la Generalitat and Ajuntament de Barcelona (Catalonia Autonomous Community Government headquarters and City Hall).
– Santa MarĂ­a del Mar Gothic temple.
– La Rambla, surrounded by interesting buildings as Liceo Theatre, Mercat de la BoquerĂ­a, MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona) squares as Plaça Reial and monuments as Columbus column with his statue on top.
– Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram) del Tibidabo with bourgeois houses in this neighborhood.
– CosmoCaixa (Museum of Sciences).
– Parc GĂźell, designed by Antoni GaudĂ­.
– Arc de Triomf, designed by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas for the Universal Exposition of Barcelona in 1888.
– Parc de la Ciutadella, gardens and monumental fountain, with the Castell dels Tres Dragons and the Parliament of Catalonia.
– Torre Gas Natural. (Gas Natural Fenosa skyscraper company headquarters).
– Torre Agbar. (Aguas de Barcelona skyscraper company headquarters).
– Passeig MarĂ­tim, with Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre (skyscrapers on the beach coast).
– W Barcelona Tower.
– Fòrum de Barcelona quarter, recently developed area with several towers and malls.
– Trade Towers in Avinguda Diagonal.
– Plaça de Espanya (Spain Square).
– Arenas de Barcelona. (Former bullring transformed in shopping center).
– Palau Nacional (National museum of Catalan art).
– Estadi Olimpic de MontjuĂŻc (Olympic stadium of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games).
– Palau Sant Jordi.
– Port de Barcelona (Barcelona’s skyline viewed from the sea).
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