The Rambla crosses the Gothic Bari, the old town, which is the touristic neighbourhood of Barcelona. The pedestrian median in the centre is crowded with people at all hours of the day and night.
There are kiosks along the Rambla. Some sell newspapers, others flower and even animals (bird, rabbits, chicks). Public entertainers and painters also work on La Rambla.
View of the city and the Sangrada Familia.
The oldest façade of the Sangrada Familia, the unfinished work of the extraordinary architect Gaudi.
The Sangrada Familia is currently under construction. It represents the passion of Christ.
Inside the Sangrada Familia, the stained glass windows create coloured effects on columns inspired by tree trunks and branches. The elements of nature are omnipresent in Gaudi’s work.
The Catalan parliament in Barcelona.
The Barcelona Opera House is another architectural gem. Its dome inside is beautiful.
The charming Gothic Bari, an old town district in the centre of Barcelona.
Casa Botello was commissioned from Gaudi by a wealthy family. Many architectural elements are reminiscent of nature, the sea and the human body. The columns of the bay window look like bones while the roof looks like a fish scale.
La casa Milà, another work by Gaudi. This condo complex located on a street corner seems to have only one façade due to its wave-shaped architecture.
The roof of the casa Milà, with its chimneys and the different levels of its roof, is worth a visit.
Guell Park, designed by Gaudi, was intended as an exclusive area with the concept of a garden city. Unfortunately, this was a failure and only a few houses were sold. This park is now one of the jewels of Barcelona.
Guell Park is an oasis of peace where Gaudi has married the architectural elements to nature.
Barcelonetta, near the old port, a beautiful beach in the center of Barcelona.
The Triumph Arch of Barcelona was built in 1888 as the main gate of the World’s Fair.