Art And Architecture In Barcelona
Park Guell, also designed by Gaudi, is another "should see" in Barcelona.
Barcelona is well-known for its architecture and possibly the most well-known of all of its structures is Gaudi's unfinished cathedral. Gaudi started work on this project in 1883 worked specifically on it from 1911 until his death in 1926. After Gaudi's death work continued the cathedral using rebuilt variations of lost strategies; the style of the cathedral is full of Christian symbolism with eighteen towers representing the Twelve Apostles, the four Evangelists, the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.
Another stop for Gaudi fans is Parque Guell, this UNESO world heritage website is situated in the hills neglecting Barcelona and consists of naturally inspired works of art, covered in gaudi architecture's signature mosaic, set into the park in a variety of methods. Christian meaning is once again an important element of this work with Gaudi taking his inspiration from nature as a statement about 'magnificent craftmanship'.
Off the Gaudi trail but no less outstanding Palau de la Musica Catalana is among the very best examples of Catalan modernist style and among the most extravagantly decorated music halls worldwide. Playing host to high profile performers for over a hundred years Palau de la Musica Catalana, is as lovely inside as it is outside with every window spectacular stained glass windows and angels sculpted into white marble pillars.
Santa Maria del Mar Church is created in the Catalan Gothic design and dates from the 1300's. A number of not-so-natural and natural disasters have done little to taint the appeal of this feat of middle ages architecture. Free entry and regular musical efficiencies make this a fundamental part of any sightseeing tour.
As one of the most visited museums in Spain, Museu Picasso houses the largest collection of Picasso's operate in the world including 58 sketches and oil studies of the Velazquez masterpiece. Another of Barcelona's finest museums is MACBA; this uber contemporary space houses works by artists such as Oyvind Fahlstrom, Juan Munoz and John Baldessari and is an excellent way to see what European modern art has to use. Lectures and workshops imply that a visit to this museum can be truly academic.
Gaudi's most known work, Sagrada Famila, an amazing unfinished church, is modernistic in its surroundings
Park Guell, also designed by Gaudi, is another "must see" in Barcelona. It remains in the northern part of the city, 20 minutes walking distance from the Lesseps metro station. You will discover here classy arches made of stone, and sinuous, geometric surface areas with designs made from broken ceramic tiles at the main entrance. Guell Park was declared a place of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984.
Your home where Gaudi lived for 20 years, up until his death in 1926 lies in Park Guell. It is a museum now, with furniture made by Gaudi himself.
La Pedrera (the quarry), likewise referred to as Casa Mila (Mila home), is a home building situated on Passeig de Gracia. It is the last piece of extremely architecture by Gaudi I was able to see during my brief stay in Barcelona. The entrance charge is 7 EUR.
Live goes on after dinner at Las Ramblas which stretches from Monument Colon (memorial to Christopher Columbus) to Placa de Catalunya. It is a 1.2 km (0.75 mile) sidewalk in the heart of the city centre with restaurants, theatres, local artists, memento shops, and Miro mosaic pavements.