Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid.
Barcelona has a rich heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi, many designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
The city's most remarkable attraction is the immense but still unfinished Antoni Gaudi designed church of the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations. As of 2007, completion is planned for 2026.
Medieval warrior statue, Barcelona
Gaudi-inspired church spire, Barcelona.
This is the entrance to Park Guell, a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gracia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is one of the largest architectural works in south Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you travel to Barcelona, don't miss this place.
This is part of the amazing roof architecture of Casa Batllo, a renowned building located in the heart of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces. Casa Batllo evokes the creativity and playfulness of Gaudi's work.
The city's most remarkable attraction is the immense but still unfinished Antoni Gaudi designed church of the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations. As of 2007, completion is planned for 2026. This a photo of details of the roof in the nave. Gaudi designed the columns to mirror trees and branches.
The Passion facade of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, conceptualized by Antoni Gaudi and designed by sculptor Josep Subirachs, features a 4x4 magic square: The magic constant of the square is 33, the age of Jesus at the time of the Passion. Structurally, it is very similar to the Melancholia magic square.
One of the main doors in Barcelona's Sagrada Familia. Note the magic square.(Page 2) 1 | 2