BARCELONA We are going to show you the top 10 monuments of Barcelona, Spain:
1. Sagrada Familia: Although
is not finished, the Sagrada Familia is an
exuberant temple full of religious symbolism. It’s one of the best buildings of Antoni Gaudí and has become the undisputed symbol of Barcelona. Unique in the world, it began to be built in 1882, and it is expected to be finished by 2026. This is the video of the Sagrada Familia finished.
2. Parc Güell:
The Güell Park is a huge garden with peculiar architectural
elements made by the singular architect Antonio Gaudí. The main idea was the construction of a luxury residential complex, but over the years this idea was abandoned. The park was inaugurated in 1922 and since then it has become one of the main tourist attractions of the city. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
3. Casa Milá o La Pedrera: Casa Milà (1906-1912) is a building built by the architect Antoni Gaudí commissioned by Pere Milà and Roser Segimon. It was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1984 because of its unique artistic heritage value.
4. Casa Batlló: It was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 by order of Josep Batlló. As a curiosity, besides of residence, it has been bingo, anti-aircraft shelter, house of appointments and a market.
5. Fuente Mágica de Montjuïc:
built in 1929 by an engineer named Carles Buigas. Buigas received much criticism saying that the plan was too extravagant and would need a long time to complete it. The best time to enjoy it is when night falls, because it offers a show of light, water and sound.
6. Arc de Triomf:
is a construction designed by
the modernist architect Josep Vilaseca. The arch is adorned with a large number of statues and reliefs. It’s located about 300 meters from the Parc de la Ciutadella, site where the 1988 Universal Exposition took place.This was designed as the main entrance to the Universal Exhibition.
7. Parc Ciutadella: Built on the grounds of the old fortress of the city on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the Parc de la Ciutadella was for many years the only public park in Barcelona.
8. Mujer y pájaro de Miró: It was the last work of great proportions Joan Miró. The work was inaugurated in 1983 without the presence of its author due to the serious health problems it suffered, dying months after the inauguration at the age of 90 years. Mujer y Pájaro was one of the first expressions of public art of the Condal city of the democratic era.
9. La Monumental: It was the last bullfighting arena in the city of Barcelona (Spain). Inaugurated in 1914 under the name of “Plaza de El Sport”, it was immediately enlarged and renamed in 1916 under the name of "Monumental".
10. Torre Agbar: It is a colorful building located in the new technological district of Barcelona that has become part of the urban landscape of the city, especially at night, when its facade is full of lights and color. Opened in 2005, it has 34 floors and a total of 145 meters in height, which makes it one of the tallest buildings in the city.