Saturday, November 04, 2006

Barri Gotic - Gothic Quarter

The Barri Gotic, also known as the Gothic Quarter, is the oldest part of the city with narrow streets and old buildings. There are lots of smalls shops.

Barri Gotic Barcelona

Plaça del Pi Barcelona
Plaça del Pi, located just 2 minutes from Las Ramblas, it is the perfect place to stop for a coffee at any of its bars and to enjoy the city. You can also admire the paintings exposed by local artists.

Parc Güell

The Parc Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí as per request of the count of Güell who dreamed about aristocratic city-garden with single-family residences. Built from 1900 to 1914. The project did not succeed and the park became property of the Barcelona city council who transformed it in a public park in 1923. Free entrance.

Parc Güell Gaudi BarcelonaPicture of the Casa Museu Gaudí where Gaudí lived for 20 years (from 1906 to 1926).

Parc Güell Gaudi BarcelonaPhoto of the Plaza of the Park, which offers amazings views of the city.

Antoni Gaudi - Modernisme

Barcelona is probably the world capital of the Modernisme (Art Nouveau). Antoni Gaudí is its greatest figure, his works are famous all over the world and attract millions of visitors every year. The majority of his work is located in Catalonia, and more exactly in Barcelona. Gaudí died in 1926 run over by a tramway.

La Pedrera (Casa Milà) is located on the Passeig de Gràcia. It opens from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 8pm and the ticket is 7€. Guided visits in English are available from Monday to Friday at 4pm.

Casa Batlló is also located on the Passeig de Gràcia, just in front of the La Pedrera.

Les Rambles

Les Rambles is probably the most famous street in Barcelona and is one of the places that must be visited in Barcelona.

Les Rambles is famous for its kiosks where you can buy not only newspapers but also flowers, birds and small pets. You can also find human estatues, artists that will draw you a portrait and a large number of cafes and restaurants.

The Font de Canaletes is located at the top of the Les Rambles . A legend says that if you drink water from it, you will come back to Barcelona. It is also the place where Barcelona Fans celebrate their victories.