Barcelona, the city of Gaudi between art, folk and fun
Barcelona, a city known for its unique architectural art, has gained the Royal Gold Award of Royal Society of Architecture in 1999 because of its colorful architecture syle. Almost all the prestigious buildings in Barcelona were designed by the most talented and creasy artist – Gaudi. That is why Barcelona is also known as the city of Gaudi.
The Sagrada Família is the most famous landmark in Barcelona. Gaudi began the great project in 1883. When he died, the church has been in construction for 43 years, which has only completed less than a quarter. It is said that the holy cathedral will be finished in the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gaudi (2026). Gaudi devoted a lot of passion and whimsy in this work. The use of geometric and natural elements with the control of the light makes the church amazing and unique. Standing in the middle of the hall is like in the center of the universe. You will enchanted by the solemn and beauty of architecture.
The charming appearance of Casa Batllo makes people imagine the world of fairy tale. It is said that when Salvador Dali saw the curving walls and windows of Casa Batllo he observed them as “representing waves on a stormy day”. Walking through the Casa Batllo is like walking through the body of dragon. The color of the roof is a circling dragon; the amazing windows are its colorful scales.
La Pedrera is one of the most landmark buildings on the Barcelona postcard. You will be enchanted by its three sides of the wave-shaped wall, twisted around the iron plate composed of balconies. However, the biggest bright spot is the top of the chimneys. They are unique in shape, like ancient warriors protect territory. On the rooftop terrace you can overlook the Sagrada Familia and the Gràcia Avenue.
As for Park Güell, the most attractive is the platform from where you can look over the Mediterranean Sea. Around the platform are painted with colored tiles, which create a charming effect. The most beautiful moment is in the sunset, the whole park will be overgilt by sunlight.
Barcelona is also folk, good music, delicious food, flamenco dance and relax.
You will enjoy its diversity, colors and street artists. From here you can visit other cities of Catalunya region and taste exceptional wine with always smiling guides who will be so proud to make you discover this region.
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