The most interesting sights of Barcelona
Barcelona is the second most populous city in Spain, as well as the capital of Catalonia, an important commercial center of the country and a major seaport on the Mediterranean.
The most interesting sights of Barcelona and the surrounding area
And, of course, this is one of the most important tourist centers in Spain, which is probably included in all European tourist routes.
Indeed, Barcelona is a city of numerous architectural and historical sights, as well as a city of special people, unique personalities.
This city is a fantastic world of the unsurpassed and brilliant architect Antonio Gaudi. The most famous creations of this architect were Casa Mila’s “house without corners”, the palace and Parc Güell, which are declared the heritage of mankind and, of course, the world-famous Sagrada Família (Holy Family Cathedral).
The construction of this cathedral was begun in 1883, but so far it has not ended. One of the local legends says that when this cathedral is completed, then the end of the world will come.
Park Guell is designed so that even on the hottest days, it maintains coolness and creates a saving shadow. Even the most sophisticated traveler will be fascinated by the beauty of this park.
This city – the world of Dali, Picasso, Miro, as well as the world of our contemporaries – José Carreras and Montserrat Caballe. The Picasso Museum is one of the most visited museums in Barcelona. The works of the great master are placed in chronological order, which makes it easy to track how Picasso’s creative work developed, how new ideas and trends were born.
Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) – a kind of city-museum of architecture of Spain, a city of craftsmen and craftsmen, restaurants and all kinds of nightlife.
The Gothic Quarter is one of the oldest parts of Barcelona. Here are preserved evidence of ancient Roman culture, as the quarter is located on the site of a Roman settlement. He became famous for his dark, narrow labyrinths of small streets, a huge number of cafes and bars in which you can have a good meal after a busy and hectic day. It is always lively here, and time flies by.
The Museum of Perfume (Museo del Perfume) is represented by a collection of 5,000 flavors. Here are collected flavors, ranging from ancient Egypt to the present day.
The Barcelona Wax Museum ((Museo de cera de Barcelona) was opened in 1930. Here you can see 300 wax figures: both real people and fictional characters, including the figure of Albert Einstein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Superman. In the museum original audio-visual effects are used.
In the Barcelona Erotic Museum (Museu De L’Eròtica), opened in 1997, you can see Japanese erotic drawings, copies of African phallic sculptures, as well as illustrations of the Kama Sutra.
Sixty kilometers from Barcelona, in the mountains, is the monastery of Montserrat (Monasterio de Montserrat). According to legend, a shepherd discovered a statue of the Virgin in a cave. So on this place, a church and a monastery were built on the mountain. It is one of the most popular monasteries in Spain and the spiritual center of Catalonia. Here is stored the miraculous image of the Black Madonna. Montserrat is also world famous for its boys choir. Since they leave with concerts rather rarely, so many tourists tend to come here to listen to the delightful singing at the walls of the monastery.