Barcelona Vacations & Travel Packages!
Barcelona is Spain's second largest city along the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain and is famous its hosting of Olympics in 1992. It has long sandy beaches, green parks, music and cultural festivals (like Sonara and Sant Jordi), amazing delicacies (like Paella), Spanish dances (like Flamenco), Medieval architecture (like Barri Gotic) - in short, it has all that a tourist destination can offer in this part of the world. In the same context, Ciutat Vella (old city) is where you should start to get the typical Spanish feel of the place.
Places of Interest in Barcelona
It is definitely the numero uno attraction in the city, partly because it is a hundred years old and partly because it is still incomplete. It is a large Roman Catholic Church whose construction had started in 1882 AD but was interrupted many times due to civil war and a lack of funds. People compare its architectural style to Spanish Late Gothic, Catalan Modernism and Catalan Noucentisme but most of them believe it to be an example of Art Nouveau style of architecture. It has a majestic setup of 18 spires (though yet incomplete), three grand facades and elaborately designed interiors that make it a must-visit attraction.
Museu Picasso (Picasso Museum)
The Museu Picasso has over four thousand artworks of the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, thus making it one of the most extensive collections of his artworks in the world. It was opened on 9 March 1963 as the first museum dedicated to his work and the only one created during the artist's life. Museu Picasso often hosts exhibitions of artworks, seminars and lectures on the topic of artworks by Picasso and other famous artists. The museum also has a free public library and some educational activities as per the curriculum of local schools.
Palau Guell (Guell Palace)
Built in 1888 AD, Palau Guell (Guell Palace) is a beautiful mansion designed by the noted Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí for a business tycoon Eusebi Güell. It is centered on a main room for welcoming noble guests. Its most stunning feature is that it allows the guests to enter the palace through a parabolic arch under which the horse-drawn carriages pull themselves through the ornate front gates. The high walls of the inner parts allow hosts the liberty to look at the visitors through a window and to decide if a change in attire is necessary.