Barcelona / 1.

by Leena Kauppinen January. 18, 2012 1341 views

This joyfully dressed woman was our tour guide in Barcelona.

A monument of Kristoffer Columbus, who left Spain 1492 for India and came to America.

Barcelona seen from the hill Montjuïc, which is translated as ‘Jew Hill’ in medieval Catalan, or is perhaps related to the Latin phrase Mons Jovicus ('hill of Jove').

The Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tree with strong roots on the hill Montjuïc.

Barcelona International Exhibition
Exposicio Universal De Barcelona

1888 Barcelona, Spain
Exposicio Universal De Barcelona was Spain´s first international exposition and the fair changed Catalonia´s commercial and industrial center. The expo celebrated regional power and the fair was featuring the Ciadadela park
The population in Barcelona was 273 000 in 1887.

Poble Espanyol was constructed in 1929, for the second Barcelona International Exhibition, that was held in Barcelona that year.
The photo is from the main entrance of an open-air architectural museum. Josep Puig i Cadafalch had the idea for the museum: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from around Spain were preserved in a single place.

An old arena of a bullfighting, which is now a shopping center.

Street view of Barcelona

Another street view

Our small Finnish cruiser in the big harbour basin of Barcelona.

In Barcelona there are several points of interest declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
This Gaudi`s Casa Milà [en.wikipedia.org]has been on Heritage sites since 1984.

This house was too much out of the ordinary for the family, who wanted Gaudi`s designed house, they did not want it when it was ready.

I would like to see this house also inside!

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Astrid 7 years, 3 months ago

I love barca! i've been there and is so great! Like your set

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Olivia 7 years, 3 months ago

Great set! It is one of my dreams to go to Barcelona someday...

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
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