Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.
Barcelona’s medieval roots are seen in the mazelike Gothic Quarter. The bustling central promenade, La Rambla, is lined with cafes. North of La Barceloneta, a neighborhood with a wide beach and seafood restaurants, Parc de la Ciutadella is home to the Zoo Barcelona. Parc Güell is a hilltop garden with colorful Gaudí mosaics and panoramic views. A funicular climbs to the top of Montjuïc, where the Magic Fountain presents light and music shows, and the Palau Nacional displays Catalan art. The culinary scene, anchored by La Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tapas bars. Vibrant nightlife can be found in El Born and Eixample.
Let’s see, what can you squeeze in a weekend in this amazing city of Spain!
1. Palau Güell
Province: Province of Barcelona
2. Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech. Art nouveau concert hall known for its ornate facade & opulent auditorium with stained-glass dome.
3. Casa Amatller
Casa Amatller is a building in the Modernisme style in Barcelona, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Colorful modernista house fusing Catalan & Flemish styles, decorated with quirky animal sculptures.
4. Casa Batlló
5. Casa Milà
Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera or “open quarry”, a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.Gaudi’s Catalan art nouveau period building with quarrylike facade, hosting exhibitions & concerts.
6. Park Güell
The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Mosaic-covered buildings, steps & sculptures in verdant park with Gaudi museum & panoramic views.
7. Gaudi House Museum
Gaudí House-Museum, located within the Park Güell in Barcelona was the residence of Antoni Gaudí for almost 20 years, from 1906 till the end of 1925. Former show house & residence of Antoni Gaudi with furniture, objects & documents by the architect.