Travel And Photo Today Visits
A Photo Image Potpourri
COVID has limited my international travels lately. But that certainly doesn’t mean my mind has not wandered to thoughts and memories and dreams of far off places. Hopefully this fall Travel and Photo Today will once again head off for more international adventures. That’s the plan – time will tell.
Meanwhile I have been reminiscing a bit and reviewing past journeys. In this article I want to share with you a bit of information and a few photos of one my favorite destinations – Barcelona Spain. I visited Spain some time ago and Barcelona was one of my favorite cities. As with so many things in the world, I’m sure there have been changes in Barcelona. But the city is now opening again after COVID and is a bright and vibrant home for locals and an exciting destination for visitors. So …… let’s explore a bit. I hope you enjoy – A Taste of Barcelona – A Photo Image Potpourri.
Sagrada Familia –
The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is a high point of a visit to Barcelona. The Art Nouveau masterpiece of architect Antoni Gaudi rises high above the skyline. Observation points atop the structure offer unparalleled views of the city below. Construction began on the Sagrada Familia in 1882 and continues at present. Completion is now anticipated in 2026.
A handy guide to some great walks around the amazing city of Barcelona
Avinguda De La Reina Maria Cristina –
Avinguda De La Reina Maria Cristina is a broad avenue bordered on both sides by wide promenades which are crowded with walkers admiring the wonderful views. It’s a great place for a stroll a chance to visit and view several of the classic Barcelona sites. The Avonguda (Avenue) connects The Plaza de Espana to the north with the National Art Museum of Catalonia to the south.
Explore the wonders of Barcelona with your favorite guide
Antoni Gaudi Architecture –
Antoni Gaudi was an architect of international renown. He produced most of his work in the Barcelona area. His style evolved over his career and his projects reflect a rather eccentric and non-traditional vision and approach to architecture. Visitors to Barcelona have the opportunity to visit many of his projects, the most famous being the Sagrada Familia already discussed above. The Casa Batllo (Photos below) was a renovation project completed by Gaudi in 1906 and serves as an excellent example of his innovation (and somewhat off-beat?) style. For an very nicely done review and photo listing of other Barcelona examples you might take a look at the on-line article: Architecture Guide: 10 Must See Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona.
Montjuic and Castell de Montjuic –
Montjuic is a broad shall hill southwest of Barcelona’s city center. The hill is covered with parks and gardens with The Castell of Montjuic, a 17th / 18th century fortification at the top commanding a view of the city and harbor below. A cable car from the city below offers lovely views of the area.
La Rambla –
La Rambla ( aka Las Romblas) is a broad, tree-shaded boulevard stretching between Placa de Catalunya to the Columbus Monument overlooking Barcelona Harbor to the southeast. Lined with lovely shops and outdoor cafes, the boulevard is favorite of travelers and locals alike. A “stroll on La Rambla” is a must when visiting Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain is an exciting and vibrant city on the southeastern coast of the Balearic Sea. It’s a large and diverse city packed with adventures for the traveler. Arrange a visit – you’ll be glad you did.
VISIT BARCELONA …..
….. And Enjoy The Adventure!
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