July 23, 2024
A Taste of Barcelona - A Great Spanish City with many adventures for travelers.

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Barcelona, Spain

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.

Barcelona – Location of La Sagrada Familia
The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
View of Barcelona from atop the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia View
Interior Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Sculpture Overlooks Barcelona

Walking Barcelona – On Amazon

National Geographic’s

“Walking Barcelona”

A handy guide to some great walks around the amazing city of Barcelona

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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.

Barcelona – Location of Avinguda De La Reina Maria Cristina
National Art Museum of Catalonia
Escales del Museu Nacional Art Catalunya
View to north from Art Museum – The Four Columns in center.
Font Magica – Barcelona – Venetian Towers in Background
Avinguda De La Reina Maria Cristina – Venetian Towers in background – Barcelona
Plaza de Espana
Arenas de Barcelona – Plaza de Espana

Rick Steve’s Barcelona

Explore the wonders of Barcelona with your favorite guide


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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.

Barcelona – Location of Casa Batllo
Facade of Casa Batllo – designed by Antoni Gaudi – Barcelona
Casa Batllo rooftop chimneys – Barcelona
Casa Batllo rooftop detail
Casa Batllo Rooftop Chimneys – 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.

Barcelona – Location of Montjuic and Castell de Montjuic
Montjuic Cable Car – High Above Barcelona From City To Castle
Castell de Montjuic – Barcelona
Castell de Montjuic – Barcelona
View of Barcelona & Harbor from Castell de Montjuic

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 – Location of La Rambla
Placa de Catalunya – Square at the Northern End of La Rambla
La Rambla
Outdoor Cafe – Barcelona
Strolling La Rambla – Barcelona
Columbus Monument – Overlooking the Port of Barcelona
Barcelona Harbor View – Across from Columbus Monument

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.


….. And Enjoy The Adventure!


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