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Top experiences in Barcelona,Top sights in Barcelona

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Sep 21, 2017
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

What about the Barcelona city?One of our guider's answer may give you some information.“I love the sea,and taking an early-morning jog along the Mediterranean is my favourite way to start the day.I'm also a bit of a history nerd,and relish strolling the cobblestone lanes of the Gothic quarter,thinking about the people in past centuries who walked these streets.Then there's the food and drink–the first-rate tapas bars,the abundant and inexpensive wine,the superb and reasonably priced multicourse...”Top experiences in Barcelona,top sights in Barcelona shared with you.

Top sights in Barcelona

La Sagrada Família

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La Sagrada Família inspires awe by its sheer verticality,and in the manner of the medieval cathedrals it emulates,it’s still under construction after more than 130 years.When completed,the highest tower will be more than half as high again as those that stand today.

Unfinished it may be,but it attracts around 2.8 million visitors a year and is the most visited monument in Spain.The most important recent tourist was Pope Benedict XVI,who consecrated the church in a huge ceremony in November 2010.

Park Güell

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North of Gràcia and about 4km from Plaça de Catalunya,Park Güell is where Gaudíturned his hand to landscape gardening.It’s a strange,enchanting place where his passion for natural forms really took flight–to the point where the artificial almost seems more natural than the natural.

Top sights in Barcelona

Park Güell originated in 1900,when Count Eusebi Güell bought a tree-covered hillside(then outside Barcelona)and hired Gaudíto create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy in landscaped grounds.The project was a commercial flop and was abandoned in 1914–but not before Gaudíhad created 3km of roads and walks,steps,a plaza and two gatehouses in his inimitable manner.In 1922 the city bought the estate for use as a public park.

La Pedrera

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This undulating beast is another madcap Gaudímasterpiece,built in 1905–10 as a combined apartment and office block.Formally called Casa Milà,after the businessman who commissioned it,it is better known as La Pedrera(the Quarry)because of its uneven grey stone facade,which ripples around the corner of Carrer de Provença.

Pere Milàhad married the older and far richer Roser Guardiola,the widow of Josep Guardiola,and clearly knew how to spend his new wife's money.Milàwas one of the city’s first car owners and Gaudíbuilt parking space into this building,itself a first.When commissioned to design this apartment building,Gaudíwanted to top anything else done in L’Eixample.

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Casa Batlló

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La Catedral

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Museu Picasso

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Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

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Museu d'Història de Barcelona

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