Barcelona, a place to return
Without any doubt the Mediterranean city has achieved to be loved by half of the world. Thanks to its many tourist attractions and to its orderly “Eixample”, the city knew how to change its physiognomy by opening to the sea, to show its best version to the world in 1992, when it was an Olimpic City.
Barcelona is, nowadays, an open, welcoming, inclusive, multicultural city and, above all, friendly to the traveler, who finds here, the place to return. Its world-renowned gastronomy, its nice climate throughout the year and its great cultural offer, make it the ideal city for visitors.
Placed in one of the most important commercial street of the city, Paseo de Gracia, has several buildings of cultural interest. The architect Antoni Gaudi built in this centric street, some of the most emblematic modernist buildings in the city: Casa Milà (popularly known as La Pedrera) or Casa Batlló, projected in the best artistic moment of the architect – first decade of century XX, who was inspired in the elements of nature.
The masterpiece of the architect Antoni Gaudi. Started in 1882 and still under construction due to its architectural majesty, it will become, once finished, int the tallest Christian church in the world. A true emblem of the city, it is the greatest exponent of Catalan modernist architecture.
it was designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, being the access door to the fair. Situated in Passeig Lluis Companys, it is 30 meters high. Vilaseca was inspired by the neo-mudejar style and had the collaboration of several artists for the sculptural ornamentation.
This sculpture of 57 meters high pays tribute to the discoverer and navigator Cristóbal Colón. Situated at the end of the emblematic Ramblas of Barcelona, in front of the Old Port, was inaugurated on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1888. With his little finger pointing to the sea, the Monument to Colón had the participation of several artists in its construction.
The emblematic venetian towers, emblem of the start and finish line of the marathon of Barcelona, were built as the gateway to the Universal Exhibition of 1929. Today they indicate the end of the Avenue María Cristina, which opposite, there is the Magic Fountain. Built by Carles Buïgas, also for the Universal Exhibition, it is the largest show of light, water, music and color in the city. Situated at the feet of the MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalonia), these fountains represent the main element of a show of water and light that occupies the entire Avenue Mª Cristina.