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About Barcelona

About Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain, and the country's second most populous municipality. Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore by foot. You can easily stroll from La Rambla to the beach and then back to the Gothic Quarter in one afternoon. The city is pretty flat, so biking is an excellent option. If you love transportation, we suggest taking a trip to Tibidabo, the 1890s amusement park that overlooks the whole city. You'll take the metro, a tram, and a funicular -- and a ferris wheel ride, if that counts! Here we just recommend some attractions to you, but not the final arrangement, which will be updated on website in the early of February 2019.

 

Sagrada Familia

 

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Catalan: [səˈɣɾaðə fəˈmili.ə]; Spanish: Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia; "Expiatory Church of the Holy Family") is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudí's work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a minor basilica.


The Basilica of the Sagrada Família was the inspiration of a bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José (Spiritual Association of Devotees of St. Joseph).

 

After a visit to the Vatican in 1872, Bocabella returned from Italy with the intention of building a church inspired by the basilica at Loreto.The apse crypt of the church, funded by donations, was begun 19 March 1882, on the festival of St. Joseph, to the design of the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, whose plan was for a Gothic revival church of a standard form. The apse crypt was completed before Villar's resignation on 18 March 1883, when Gaudí assumed responsibility for its design, which he changed radically. Antoni Gaudí began work on the church in 1883 but was not appointed Architect Director until 1884.


Casa Milà

 

Another popular Gaudi building in the Eixample district of Barcelona is Casa Milà.


It is also known as La Pedrera which in Catalan means 'The Quarry' and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Works of Antoni Gaudí' now owned by Caixa Catalunya.

 

The building is located at 92 Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district of Barcelona and the apartments are furnished in Art Deco style. On the ground is El Café de La Pedrera which is a contemporary restaurant with views of the Passeig de Gracia. Nits de cuina a La Pedrera (Cuisine nights at La Pedrera) ~ In July 2009 a top Barcelona chef served gourmet dinners on the roof terrace of La Pedrera.

 



Casa Batlló

 

Also known as Casa dels Ossos – House of Bones was built in 1877 and restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol in the years 1905 – 1907.

This is part of the Illa de la Discòrdia and another of Gaudi's famous attractions located in the Eixample district at 43 Passeig de Gràcia. This beautiful building reflects the true genius of Gaudi and is one of the key modernista works. The building represents the dragon which was killed by Sant Jordi (St George and the Dragon) and the famous rooftop and chimneys are the spine of the dragon and the turret and cross represent the sword of Sant Jordi, patron saint of Catalunya.

 

 

 

 

FC Barcelona

 

Barcelona are one of the best football teams in the world and also one of the most popular. 
The famous Nou Camp Stadium is amongst the top Barcelona Attractions and a must to visit when you’re in Barcelona. If you’re lucky you may get to see them in action.