Located in the northeast side of the Iberian Peninsula, more precisely in the region of Catalonia, Barcelona is one of the most important cities in Spain, only challenged by the capital Madrid. With more than 1,5 million inhabitants and an urban area of almost 5 million people, Barcelona is one of the most pleasurable cities in Europe, being at the top list of every tourist.
Easily recognisable by its stunning architecture, Barcelona has Gaudí’s trademark spread all across the city, where you can find various buildings, structures and gardens that you will surely not see anywhere else. The most famous of them all and arguably the city’s main sight is the impressive, absolutely striking and still-unfinished Basilica de la Sagrada Família.
Condecorated as a World Heritage Site in 2010, this gothic modernistic temple started its construction 128 years before receiving such significant and noticeable recognition, more specifically in 1882. However, its construction will only be completed between in 2026 and 2028.
But Gaudí’s work is not only confined to the Sagrada Família. From the enchanting architecture and interiors of La Pedrera, to the dazzling and seductive curves of Casa Batló, Barcelona has a lot to offer to those who visit the city for the first, second or third time. Visually appealing and eye-catching, Antoni Gaudí’s design gives Barcelona its own soul, transmitting a special and warm feeling of cultural fulfillment to every visitor.
Another example of something truly unique is the heavenly Park Güell. This large municipal garden has Gaudí’s masterpieces all over the place, starting with the two iconic buildings at the entrance. Among other Gaudí’s works, the most recognizable ones are the serpentine bench that stands on the park’s main terrace and the well-known el drac, one of the most popular images that you can found in souvenir stores sold all across the town. Additionally, don’t forget to pass by Gaudí’s House Museum.
Nevertheless, Barcelona has much more to offer besides Gaudí’s astonishing works. It all begins with La Rambla, Barcelona’s main commercial street, which connects the Columbus Monument viewpoint to the Catalonia Square. Within short walking distance, you’ll be able to reach the Gothic Quarter, as well as the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Royal Plaza.
Moreover, Montjuïc is also worth mentioning. Offering not only impressive views over the city, but also a lot of attractions to visit, such as the Castle of Montjuïc and the Olympic Stadium, this area certainly deserves a visit. For art lovers, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia is an categorically must- see, as well as the nearby Magic Fountain show that operates every weekend.