The capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia, Barcelona it is located in the northeast of Spain. It is located on the Mediterranean coast, about 120 kilometers from the Pyrenees. The city has a population of 1.6 million, and with the environment around 3.2 million.
One of the major European economic centers, with one of the main Mediterranean ports. The world is a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi and Lluis Domenech and Muntaner, of which many UNESCO declared world heritage site.
Barcelona hosted major international events that have helped to become very famous and visited city. The most important are the World Exhibition in 1888 and in 1929 , the Summer Olympics in 1992 year and Culture Forum 2004.
1. Magic Fountain
Magic Fountain was built in 1929, When the largest Catalan city experienced a great transformation in modern times comparable only to the Olympics in 1992 year. Wanting to show the world something to talk about for. City officials have accepted an ambitious young Carles Buigas and less than a year before the start of the exhibition.
Many were therefore very skeptical about the possibility of timely completion, but three thousand workers fountain is still completed on time. Barcelona also won one of its most recognizable symbols, a fountain made of a series of smaller, in which water, light and music play a variation ‘play’ that leaves you breathless.
2. La Rambla
This charming street, along which there are several interesting sights, stretches 1.2 kilometers between Plaza de Catalunya and the Christopher Columbus monument. Sometimes used the name ‘Les Rambles’, with plural points out that it is actually a few lined Rambo, or more connected streets.
3. Park Guell
Eusebi Guell was a wealthy Catalan industrialist. Who in history above all to remain known as the man who financed much of Gaudi’s ideas and thus gave us a number of acts that we admire today.
In this case Guell came up with the idea of building resorts for the rich at the edge of the city, in the countryside, away from the industry and of the associated pollution. The realization has entrusted his favorite architect, Antoni Gaudí, who is busy at work with co-workers. According to the preliminary project was to be built 60 houses and several public buildings.
However, customer interest is completely absent, and only two have been built home. It is interesting that none were designed by Gaudi, but in none of them lived 20 years in this house your home today has a museum dedicated to him.
4. Sagrada Familia
This church is considered by many the most extraordinary global religious buildings, and has many supporters as well as critics. However, it is hard to deny that it is a magnificent work, whose grandeur is visible only when it is fully completed. It is striking that the measures detail of Gaudi’s designs entered. So you’ll practically everywhere stop your eyes have a chance to see something interesting.
Gaudi’s Church of St.. Family completely devoted the last 10 years. Work on this magnificent building started in back in 1882., And Gaudi took them a year later. The church is built from scratch based solely on donations, so the pace of construction was quite variable. Sometimes the construction progress rapidly, sometimes significantly slowed.
Aware that the Sagrada Familia certainly will not be able to complete, Gaudi in 1923. The complete any plans to leave them to those who would continue his work. “There’s no reason to regret not going to complete the church. I’ll grow old, but others will come after me. Thing you should always keep the spirit is (this) work and his life should depend on the coming generations and whose lives will embody” said on that occasion.
Soon, 30 November in 1925 completed the first tower to tower. Gaudi is so experienced raising at least one of 18 planned towers, because the following year life of this great end to a traffic accident. 7 June in 1926 run over by a tram. Three days later died of the injuries that would eventually be buried at a place which will eventually certainly be remembered – the Sagrada Familia.
5. Stadium Camp Nou
Camp Nou is open 24 September in 1957 year, on the feast of the city’s patron saint Our Lady of Mercy. Honor oppose Barcelona at the opening of the new stadium was given to the selection of players from Warsaw, and the match ended 4-2 victory for Barcelona. The stadium was initially received 93 354 spectators.
Over the years, Camp Nou is several times increased capacity, up to a maximum of 120,000 viewers for the World Cup in 1982 year. The huge number could be achieved only because they used to be allowed to the terraces, and their elimination capacity was reduced to 98,787 seats.