Top 8 Tourist Attractions of Barcelona
Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia and is also the second most populated city of Spain. It is the largest metropolitan in the Mediterranean Sea and was originally founded as a Roman city. The city filled with rich history and heritage also contains various sources of entertainment and is home to the world famous football club FC Barcelona aka the Catalan Giants.
This is located at the center of the old city of Barcelona and stretches from the Mediterranean front to Ronda de Sant Pere. The location is a treasure trove of Gothic times, and contains buildings aging back to the Medieval times even to ages of the Roman settlement of Barcelona. The landmarks include Bascilia La Merce, Placa Sant Juame, the Temple of Augustus and Els Quatre Gats.
Locally known as the House of Bones for its visceral and bony appearance, is the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi. The roof of the building is carved in the form of a dragon’s spine with the façade consisting of three distinct sections. The façade is an extremely colorful affair made out of ceramic tiles.
Normally known as ‘The Quarry’ it is a modernist building of Barcelona and is one of the last works of Antoni Gaudi. The building Is innovative for its stonework and underground garage and was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO. Lots of exhibits and a museum is found within the building.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
This fountain is located towards the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the neighborhood of Montjuic in Barcelona. This was first designed over the ruins of the Four Pillars by Carles Buigas. In 1980’s music was incorporated along with the light show and ever since light and music shows are held from the months of October to April.
This is a football stadium having a seating capacity of over 99000 and is the home to the famous football team FC Barcelona ever since 1957. This is the largest football stadium in Spain and is the second largest association football stadium. It has hosted two UEFA Cup finals and also the 1992 Summer Olympics football stadium.
This is a multi-peaked mountain located in the city of Barcelona. This is Spain’s first national park and is known as the site for the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary claimed to be the site of the Holy Grail.
This is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and is renowned for its Gothic architecture. The roof is famous for its gargoyles which has motifs of various animals and drawings from myths. This church was consecrated in the year of 1339.
It is a zoo in Barcelona which was internationally famous for one of it’s inhabitants, Snowflake, the only albino gorilla in the world. The attractions include a primate house, a sanctuary of komodo dragons and an aquarium which hosts dolphin shows.
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