The top 5 things not to miss while visiting Barcelona by Digitourist!

  1. La Sagrade familia

La Sagrada Familia. or the holy family church, is Antoni Gaudi’s most ambitious work, it’s a summary of everything that Gaudi’s designed before. With its size, detail and profound architecture it’s a really one of a kind cathedral

La Sagrade Familia
La Sagrade Familia

The first stone for La Sagrada Familia was laid in 1882 and the building will be finished in 2026.

That gives you a good idea how big La Sagrada Familia really is, in fact it is so gigantic that a big part of the Sagrade Familia already is being renovated!

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Prices to take a look inside are around €11-15 and is definitely worth the price!

2. Fonts-de-Montjuic

Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

Fonts de Montjuic
Fonts de Montjuic

It could be said that the Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains true to its name: during the displays, the moving water jets, illuminated in shifting shades and hues and synchronised with light and music, look like a magic dance which unfolds, subsides, rises and falls, is concealed and bursts forth before our eyes. The Magic Fountain is an Masterpiece.

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3. Parque de la Ciudadela

Come for a stroll, a picnic, a visit to the zoo or to inspect Catalonia’s regional parliament, but don’t miss a visit to this, the most central green lung in the city. Parc de la Ciutadella is perfect for winding down.

Parque de la Ciudadela
Parque de la Ciudadela

The monumental cascada (waterfall) near the Passeig de Pujades park entrance, created between 1875 and 1881 by Josep Fontserè with the help of an enthusiastic young Gaudí, is a dramatic combination of statuary, rugged rocks, greenery and thundering water – all of it perfectly artificial. Nearby, you can hire a rowing boat to paddle about in the small lake.

Parque de la Ciudadela
Parque de la Ciudadela

4. Parc Güell

Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude, which belongs to his naturalist phase. During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry.

parc güell
parc güell

To that, the Catalan artist adds creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation. Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premisses.

parc güell
parc güell

5. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya , is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona. the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme. The Museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a huge, Italian-style building dating to 1929.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

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