Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean that has a specific charm, boasting Roman remains, medieval districts, along with the most beautiful examples of Modernism and Avant-Garde of the twentieth century. Renovated in 1992 for the Olympic Games, Barcelona has become one of the must-visit cities in Europe and even in the entire world. Picturesque landscapes, the best preserved Gothic Quarter in Europe, the architecture with Gaudi’s bold lines, the art galleries that exhibit works of Miró, Tàpies and Picasso and so much more- there are so many reasons to visit Barcelona!
Barcelona has become a Mecca for world-renowned architects, who came here to create modern structures, with an innovative design. This imaginative Catalan form of Art Nouveau is illustrated by the architect Antoni Gaudi, whose unique style can be enjoyed throughout Barcelona. The most important contributions of Gaudi are the cathedral Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Casa Mila, built in 1910, distinguishes by its stone facade and the fact that no interior wall is straight.
Fortunately, the influx of new construction has not replaced the old buildings, and classical architectural styles harmoniously combine with modern ones. Barcelona is the city where you can admire magnificent Gothic cathedrals, and within a short distance modern buildings of glass and steel.
Walking on the streets of Barcelona is amazing at any time of the day. Pedestrian streets in the old districts, green spaces and an amazing sea cliff are testament to the double character, old and modern, of the metropolis. Its exceptional communication networks, mild Mediterranean climate and countless tourist attractions make Barcelona one of the most important business cities in Europe. Moreover, the city has great beaches, golf courses and sports ports on the shore.
By Maria Morari
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