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Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous region of Spain - Catalonia. Which is located at the mouths of the rivers Besos and Lobregat, against the backdrop of the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo. North of Barcelona lies a famous Costa Brava, which is recognized as one of the most visited regions of international tourism. In the south of the Costa del Garraf and Costa Dorada, near Tarragona.

BarcelonaAttractions of Barcelona:

  • Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe) in Barcelona - is the main work of the master key and the monument XX-th century. The famous German pavilion was built for the International Exhibition of 1929. And by the end of the twentieth century, the municipality of Barcelona decided to reconstruct the building, leaving him in the same place, in the mountain of Montjuic.
  • Columbus Monument was erected to the first World's Fair held in Barcelona in 1888. as a symbol of the beginning or opening, as Columbus might not be coming here after the discovery of America.
  • Park Guell, is just a few steps away from Grasse, on a hill in the suburbs Valkarka (Vallcarca).
  • Parc Joan Miro.
  • Clot Park (Parc del Clot), located in rayone Sant Marti, Barcelona, "continues a series of post-industrial parks with the past. It is a case of competent design solutions of the park that approximates the urban environment. The implementation of such a transformation aesthetically enriched the former industrial area, and for the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods has become a new holiday destination.
  • Park Citadel.
  • Plaza de Espana, symbolizing the integrity and indivisibility of the state. Huhol architect, student of Gaudi, design space so that the space tends to the center where there is a giant fountain. The fountain itself is decorated with sculptures of the famous Catalan master Miquel Bligh. The combination of stone sculptures and water imparts a special solemnity and appeal. Sculpture, towering on a huge cup, reminiscent of the Baroque style. This is not surprising, as the Baroque era - the period of greatest prosperity the Spanish Empire.
  • Plaza Catalunya.
  • area of "the King. It is the most beautiful area of "ancient Barcelona. This area is outlined by Gothic buildings, dominated by the facade of the former chief of the Royal Palace with its watchtower - a real skyscraper 16th century. Placa del Rei (King's Square) - the most urbanized prominent place within the old Barcelona. On this magical area are some of the important buildings of the Middle Ages: the palace Palau Reial Mayor, which is an exquisite banquet hall Salo Tinell, Chapel of St. Agatha and the palace Palau de Lloctinent.
  • Area Ramon Berenguer. Located on the east side of the city wall, built in the Royal Palace (Palau Real), and forms a sort of a narrow strip of garden directly at the foot of the walls. Here, on the street Laietana, rises Horse monument of Count-King Ramon Berenguer III (1082-1131 gg.) Belonging to the same dynasty as the Count Ramon, who in 1058 restored and rebuilt the city's cathedral. Background are not only a monument to the Roman walls, but also the Chapel of Santa Agata.
  • Singing fountains. This is a huge fountain, which is composed of many small ones. To the music of Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, he starts to overflow a few thousand colors, constantly changing its shape. Fountain as if dancing. For the full form of the act fountain never repeated.
  • Boqueria Market. The richest and most popular shopping area of "the city. He's very, very old. In written sources, the first evidence of it appeared in 1237, but in this case it was not about the new shopping center. The market has emerged as a grocery collapse of the wall of the old city near the crossing gates.
  • Sagrada Familia. Construction of the famous Sagrada Familia, architectural gems not only Barcelona and Spain, but all over the world, took place without the direct participation of Antonio Gaudi. At the same time the Cathedral was the main product of the great master of architecture.
  • Theresian College - School of the Convent of St. Teresa in Barcelona - is one of the recognized architectural elements of the Catalan capital.
  • Montjuic. It was from here that the future development of the area of "Barcelona: Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Celtiberian settlement. In Roman times to the top of the hill stood a temple of Jupiter (one version of the name of the hill translates as "Mountain of Jupiter"), but residential buildings are not up to the middle of the XVII century. - It was difficult to provide them with water.
  • Church of Santa Maria del Pi was also known as Nuestra Senora de los Reyes. It was built in 1322 on the spot where the X century was a more ancient church (with partial use of previous designs, as well as the lateral portal XIII c.) And consecrated in 1453, the crypt was built in the XVI century. In plain and simple facade stands a huge rose window, made of beautiful stained-glass windows of modern work.
  • Church of Santa Maria del Mar - a gem of Gothic architecture of Catalunya. Alphonse I started building it in the first half of the XIV century, after the conquest of Sardinia, thereby fulfilling the vow given another James I the Conqueror. Architect Berenger de Montagut / Berenguer de Montagut cathedral was build on the site of the former parish church. Construction was completed in 1383, during the reign of Peter III.
  • Agbar Tower - 33-storey skyscraper in Barcelona. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 2005. Among the most outstanding architectural monuments of Spain.
  • Palace Guell was unusual not only for the construction of the city's architecture, but also for a certain period of creativity of Gaudi. So, if in his previous works can reveal features that connect them with the direction "Mudejar", the house Guell was a kind of incarnation of the so-called neo-Gothic (albeit with the assistance of writer's style).
  • Modernist building, which is for a peculiar form popularly known as "The Castle of the Three Dragons» (Castell dels Tres Dragons), Luis Domenech I Montaner designed as a restaurant and a coffee shop for the World Expo 1888.
  • largest stadium in Europe and Spain, the Nou Camp (Camp Nou) - it is also the home stadium of FC Barcelona, "the club, which has long been a symbol of Catalonia, its pride and hope.
  • Barcelona Cathedral. The Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Eulalia, a young girl who lived in the IV., Who was tortured and martyred for the Christian faith. For many centuries, the building undergoing a major overhaul, the main facade, which still raises criticisms were made at the end of the last century architects Mestres and Fontaine, who apparently used the original drawings by the French architect, made in 1408, the Central spire was erected only in 1913
  • Horta Labyrinth Park is a historic park in the district of Horta-Guinardo in Barcelona, "it is the oldest park of its kind in the city. It is located on the slopes of the mountain range Collserola, within the former estate of the family Desvalls.
  • Montserrat - mountain range in the north of Spain, in the heart of Catalonia, near Barcelona. The mountains are extremely beautiful, bizarre rock formations in places like wet sand castles, and sometimes reminiscent of huge idols, causing both excitement and dread.
  • Picasso Museum. One of the three (along with Paris and antibskim) the major museums of the artist opened in 1963 in a Gothic mansion on the street Berenguer d'Agilara Moncada and since then, gradually acquiring halls already won half of the street.

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