What to see in Barcelona, Spain
Posted by Editor on June 15, 2012
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in Spain. It is located on the northern coastal area and certainly the most active in terms of tourism. The city is proven to be modern as it is ahead in several aspects and is alive and full of life. Barcelona is also rich in history and there are edifices that were built in different periods of time like Gothic and Renaissance. Overall its architecture is described to be Modernist with the works of contemporary artist Antoni Gaudi. There are several top attractions in Barcelona.
- Barrio Gotico or Gothic Quarter is an interesting part of the city. The old area is where you can find Saint Jaume with remains of old structures like the Placa Nova. In the square are two notable spots - Palacio de la Generalitat and Palacio del Ayuntamiento.
Palacio de la Generalitat
Palacio del Ayuntamiento
- Calle Paradis is found on top of the mountain where you can find millstone. The place is where you can find Iberian tribes even before the Roman Empire.
Temple Roma d’August at Calle Paradis
- Another great place to see is the Plaza del Rei. There you can find Palacio Real Mayor, Iglesia de Santa Agata and Palacio del Archivo de la Corona de Aragón. There are also medieval palaces in the area like Ardiaca and Pia Almoina.
Plaza del Rei
Palacio Real Mayor
Eglesia de Santa Agata
Casa del Ardiaca
- Take a stroll at the Las Ramblas with the length of 2 kilometers. It goes from Plaza de Catalunya through the port which shows epitomize the whole of Barcelona. The place is busy with small stands selling different items. There are galleries, small cafes and theaters for entertainment. You can find the well known Academy of Science with a giant watch that was built in 1868. There is also a gothic baroque church called de Betlem and Palacio de May0 filled with great wall paintings.
Beginning of Rambas at the port
Academy of Science
Eglsia de Betlem
Inside the Eglsia de Betlem
- The most visited market is the Mercado de la Boqueria and it is found in the center of an old town. The Palacio de la Virreina is the home of culture where you can find great art exhibits. Near the place is a beautiful square filled with fountain, arcade and shops. The place is now a center of art and offers great nightlife.
Mercado de la Boqueria
Exposition of the giants and dragons a tPalacio de la Virreina
- The El Puerto or the Port is where you can find the tower of Columbus (Paseo de Colon). Up from the tower you can see the whole city.
Barcelona by Night
View of the Tower of Columbus from the port
The monument of Columbus
View of the port from the Columbus Tower
View of Les Rambles from Columbus Tower
The city of Barcelona, view from the Columbus Tower
- El Ensanche is a modern center considered as luxurious district. The town planning was inspired by European streets. There are many monuments and cathedrals with a modern touch. The center is Placa de Catalunya which is as big as the ones you see in Vatican.
La pedrera at the El Ensanche
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