Barcelona is a vibrant seaside city and port with a great cultural and historical heritage, a unique atmosphere and charming architecture.
church in Barcelona, in the Eixample district, under construction since 1882. The first project was developed by the architect Francisco del Villar, who was replaced at the end of 1883 by Antoni Gaudi, who significantly changed the original project. The unusual appearance of the temple has made it one of the main attractions of Barcelona. According to the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya, in 2006 the construction was visited by 2.26 million people, which puts the object on a par with the Prado Museum and the Alhambra Palace in popularity.
a park in the upper part of Barcelona, created by Antoni Gaudi in 1900-1914. It is a combination of gardens and residential areas in the style of the urban planning concept of the garden city, which was fashionable in England at that time. That is why in the name of the park the Catalan word “Parc” is spelled in the English manner “Park”.
residential building, built in 1906-1910 in Barcelona by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the Mila family, one of the attractions of the Catalan capital. The design of this building by Gaudí was innovative for its time: a well-thought-out system of natural ventilation allows you to abandon air conditioners, the interior partitions in each of the apartments of the house can be moved at your discretion, there is an underground garage. The building is located at the intersection of Paseo de Gracia boulevard with Carré de Provença street. Casa Mila was Gaudí's last secular work before he devoted himself entirely to work on the Sagrada Familia.
residential building built in 1877 for the textile magnate Josep Batllo y Casanovas at 43 Paseo de Gracia in the Eixample district of Barcelona and rebuilt by the architect Antoni Gaudi in 1904-1906. The most remarkable feature of the Batlló house is the almost complete absence of straight lines in its design. The wavy shape is evident both in the decorative details of the façade, carved from hewn stone from Barcelona's Montjuic hill, and in the interior decoration. There are many interpretations of the symbolism of the main facade, but, apparently, the most correct is the interpretation of the building as the figure of a giant dragon - Gaudí's favorite character that appears in many of his creations.
pedestrian street in the center of Barcelona. The border between the Gothic Quarter and the El Raval Quarter. Goes from Plaza Catalunya to Portal de la Pau. The length is 1.2 km. Rambla actually consists of 5 separate boulevards, merging into each other: Rambla Canaletes, Rambla of Teachings, Rambla of Flowers, Rambla of the Capuchins and Rambla of St. Monica. Sometimes the so-called Marine Rambla is also referred to as the Rambla. This street is home to the Barcelona Wax Museum.
city market in Barcelona, in the sub-district of El Raval, with an entrance from the Rambla. The market building covers an area of 2,583 m² and is made of glass and steel, and is also decorated with mosaics. The first mention of the market dates back to 1217, when tables for selling meat were set up near the former city gate of Boqueria.
art museum in the capital of Catalonia, in the collections of which there are more than 3,500 works, which relate mainly to the early work of the artist. Among the later works, the series "Meninas" stands out, consisting of 59 paintings - variations based on the painting of the same name by Velazquez. On March 9, 2013, the museum celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Picasso Museum is housed in an old city palace of the 15th century - the Berenguer d'Aguilar Palace in the Gothic Quarter and is famous for its ancient courtyards.
the Catholic cathedral is dedicated to the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia of Barcelona, one of the city's patrons. Located in the Gothic Quarter. It is this cathedral, and not, contrary to popular belief, the Sagrada Familia, is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and the main cathedral of Barcelona. Construction lasted from 1298 to 1420 over the crypt of the former Visigothic chapel. The cathedral was built in the Gothic style, later elements of the Neo-Gothic were introduced. The dimensions of the building of the cathedral are 93 m by 40 m. The height of the octagonal clock tower is about 50 m, and the height of the spire of the central tower is 70 meters.
the stadium of the football club "Barcelona". Since its opening in 1957, the stadium has belonged to a Spanish football club and was initially named Estadi del FC Barcelona, but it was nevertheless called Camp Nou even then. The Camp Nou has a capacity of 99,354 spectators; it is the largest stadium in terms of capacity not only in Spain but throughout Europe.
located in the northeastern part of the Old Town. The park was opened in the middle of the 19th century and for several decades remained the only green area in the city. The Citadel Park today houses several museums, the Barcelona Zoo, an artificial lake, as well as the building of the Parliament of Catalonia.
Sagrada Familia. Yes, this is what we see on all guidebooks dedicated to Barcelona. This is just an incredible combination of Catholic elements, classics and some kind of slight madness inherent in all of Gaudí's creations. There is no point in describing it, it just needs to be seen once. In order not to waste time standing in line, it is worth taking an electronic ticket in advance via the Internet. And be sure to go down to Kirhu when visiting, listen to the local organ - amazing impressions are guaranteed. You shouldn't waste time on the hustle and bustle - find a corner (although there are a lot of tourists in the high season) and just absorb the energy of this place. The play of light on the bas-reliefs, the combination of incredible decorations - how could this be imagined?
Rambla street. Being in Barcelona and not walking along the Rambla is like visiting St. Petersburg and not seeing Nevsky Prospekt. Live mimes, a real Spanish market (Boqueria) and a very beautiful outlet to the sea - all this is right here. It is worth trying real Spanish jamon on the market - here it is presented in all its variety; and, of course, it is important not to forget to taste the Spanish cheeses. Back on Rambla, stop for a minute, throw a couple of euros at a mime, and he will play you a mini-scene. Do not seek to see all the sights in a few hours - wander, breathe, fall in love with this place. And then you will definitely want to come back here again. The only fly in the ointment is a very high concentration of pickpockets in the city, so you should leave expensive things in the hotel safe.
Citadel Park. When you want to change your viewing of museums and attractions for something else, head to the park. Here you can sit in the shade of trees and have a quiet coffee or organize a picnic on the grass. The park is quite close to the center, but not crowded with tourists. There is also a Zoo in the neighborhood.
In case you get tired of the bustle of the city and of walking promenades in the heat, get on a bus or train. In an hour / an hour and a half you will find yourself on the Costa Brava. The gentle Mediterranean Sea and sandy beach, combined with Spanish paella and a glass of Rioja, will return you strength and mood for new discoveries. There is a well-developed sea connection on the coast, which makes it possible to add a voyage across the Mediterranean to the travel program with visits to small towns.
The easiest way to buy air tickets to Barcelona and back is to use the online booking and purchase of air tickets of the AVIA.MD project. Payment is also carried out remotely, without the need to visit the office. On AVIA.MD you can find all the rules regarding the public safety of personal data. And also you can find all the information you need about all e-tickets.
Also, in order to get the most out of your stay in Barcelona, along with the purchase of an air ticket, the AVIA.MD website provides online booking of a room in one of the many hotels in Barcelona.