In 1900 the construction of the popular Park Güell was begun in Barcelona, which at the time was a modern, cosmopolitan city that based its economy on the strength of its industry and had a population of over half a million inhabitants.
Barcelona has many magical places where you can enjoy the best views of its streets, the sea and the mountain. Below are five unbeatable spots in the city where you can go to discover the city from above.
Catalonia is undoubtedly one of the best places to sample the finest Mediterranean cuisine. A gastronomic paradise which offers the perfect blend of heritage, produce, geography, tradition, creativity and innovation.
The Teatre Lliure de Gràcia, built in 1976, is a theatre in Barcelona and it’s considered one of the most prestigious in Spain. Created by a group of professionals from Barcelona’s independent theatre, it stood out for its commitment to theatre in Catalan, the re-reading of the classics and its commitment to contemporary theatre.
In 1883, Manel Vicens i Montaner, a stock broker-dealer, entrusts the young architect Gaudí with the project of his summer residence in the old village of Gràcia. It’s his first masterpiece and one of the first buildings that inaugurate Modernism in Catalonia and Europe.
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is located in the building of the Royal Shipyard of Barcelona, a historical site since between the 13th and 18th centuries, it was used to build ships and its existence has been documented since 1243.
The industrial Colonia Güell, which belongs to the Catalan Modernism, captivates visitors through its charm and the peace its 19th century setting transmits, which still lingers in its streets and make it so special.