Breathtaking Barcelona Spain Travel Guide- Part III

Amazing Europe | | August 12, 2009 at 9:10 am




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The Picasso Museum has many works of art of the most revered Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso who spent his seminal years in Barcelona. Miró’s fine artworks from 1914 are at display at the Miró Museum along with an assortment Picasso Museumof figurines, wall-hangings and early drawings.

Barcelona has always attached significant importance to sports. Football fans must not miss a visit to the notable Camp Nou which is the biggest football stadium worldwide second only to Marcana. A giant congregation of nearly a lakh eager spectator assemble here to cheer on the top-notched FC Barcelona team in action. One can view the huge display of cups won, photographs and figurines of revered players at the Barcelona FC Museum.

The Seu or The Cathedral de la Santa Creu is a decedent example of fine Mediterranean Gothic style and amongst the most splendid and awe-inspiring churches in the city, the construction of which began during 1298 under the reign of King Jaume II. The interiors are replete with highly ornate high rise altar, a tomb of the church’s benefactor, Santa Eulalia. There is a lovely garden underneath an elegant olden cloister.

Monestir de Pedralbes is charming old Catalonian Gothic styled monastery, a section of which is inhabited by sisters. An awesome sight to hear and see the service live that is audible even in the halls of the museum close by. One can find stunning stain glass windowpanes inside, a superb three levelled cloister and the cellar that holds the miniature statues depicting the life of Christ from birth to resurrection.

The characteristic projectile shaped dazzling huge Agbar Tower is the definitive example of the modernity and sanguinity of Barcelona. The Mapfre Tower is another distinguishing tower standing tall along the seafront and amongst the highest rises found in the country.

The beach destination that Barcelona is, Port Vell is the focal point of all water activities which is connected to highly famed street, La Rambla via a wooden interlinked bridge with Maremagnum that is bursting with taverns, eateries, cinema theatres, shops.

The exceptional Casa Batllo another of Gaudi works of art captivates one with its dragon shaped roof top, parade mask like and skull formations found on the balconies, vivacious interiors with blue tiling and weird chimneys jutting out.

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