Montjuic – Barcelona’s Hilltop Park

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In Medieval Catalan, Montjuic translates as ‘Hill of the Jews’: While standing in the Placa d’Espanya at the base of Montjuic in Barcelona, visitors see before them two majestic towers. Constructed in 1929 as part of the Palau Nacional for the World Exhibition, they form the entrance to this Spanish city’s magnificent hilltop park. But […]

Malaga Catedral – Known as "The One Armed Woman"

Málaga Catedral - Photo by Olaf Tausch

Malaga Catedral is Also Known as La Manquita or The One Armed Womn: Europe has many awe-inspiring cathedrals and on any tour throughout the continent, one notices that there is a kind of sameness to their designs. That shouldn’t be surprising since architects readily borrowed ideas from one another, and building technology was limited in […]

Barcelona Zoo or Parc Zoologic

Barcelona Zoo Entrance..

Barcelona Zoo Was Once Home to Snowflake, A Rare Albino Gorilla: Occupying 13 hectares in Ciutadella Park, Barcelona Zoo is home to some 4,000 animals from 400 different species, many of whom are not typically found at other conservation facilities. Originally built in 1892, the zoological park  receives over a million visitors annually. It isn’t […]

La Seu – Cathedral of Barcelona

La Seu - Barcelona Cathedral..

Barcelona Cathedral is one of the Most Outstanding Medieval Architecture in Europe: One of the most outstanding examples of medieval architecture in Europe is La Seu, the Cathedral of Barcelona located in the centre of Barri Gotic, the city’s Gothic Quarter. La Seu is officially known as Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia […]

Barcelona's Arc de Triomf – Not a Triumphal Arch

Arc de Triomf - Photo by Bajajvikram

Barcelona’s Arc Was Built as a Gateway to the 1888 Universal Exhibition: Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf carries the same name as its French cousin, but that is where the similarity ends as the Barcelona Arc is quite different, both architecturally and historically. The famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris (though France actually has several that […]

MNAC – Barcelona's Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

MNAC, Catalonian National Museum

The MNAC is the National Museum of Catalan Visual Arts: The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, commonly referred to as MNAC, offers a complete history of native art from the Romanesque period through the 1940s.  In between are hundreds of samples of the finest art Barcelona has to offer. This National Museum of Catalan Art […]

Poble Espanyol – Barcelona's Spanish Village

Poble Espanyol - Barcelona Spanish Village

Poble Espanyol Is An Open-Air Museum of Spanish Architecture: One of the favourite places to visit and also a most popular shopping area of Barcelona, the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) is an array of houses, shops and other buildings done in every style seen across Spain. Enter through the gateway, simulated to look like the […]

Las Ramblas – A Perfect Place to Ramble

Las Ramblas - Barcelona

Las Ramblas or Les Rambles is a 1.2-Kilometer Tree-Lined Pedestrian Mall: Once exclusively a flower market, the historic and bustling Las Ramblas area of Barcelona is the perfect place for leisurely walks, shopping or engaging in some people watching. Whereas Las Ramblas was once lined with convents and churches, the streets are now thronged with […]

Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s Temple of the Holy Family

Sagrada Familia

The Temple Expiatori Sagrada Familia is One of Barcelona’s Great Wonders: Think of Barcelona and Antonio Gaudi easily comes to mind.  Whilst Gaudi did not create Barcelona, he most certainly is Barcelona’s patron architect.  Much of the city bears his stamp and nowhere is this more evident than in his unfinished masterpiece, Temple Expiatori Sagrada […]

La Pedrera – Gaudi's Stone Quarry

La Pedrera, Gaudi's Casa Milà..

Gaudi’s Casa Milà is Otherwise Known as La Pedrera or The Stone Quarry: Along Passeig de Gràcia, in the ultra-fashionable Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square) neighborhood of Barcelona stands one of the most unusual examples of the city’s architecture – or anywhere else in the world: Casa Milà, otherwise known as La Pedrera, is another of […]