Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló, Barcelona

The Casa Batlló in the center of Barcelona, Spain is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and designed by Antoni Gaudí. It has been built in 1877 and is especially famous for its multi-colored façade. The building depicts the legend of Sant Jordi and the different parts of the house symbolize the dragon, the holy George is supposed to have slain. Continue reading “Casa Batlló”

Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família, Barcelona

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a roman-catholic church in Barcelona, Spain. If has been designed by Antoni Gaudí in Modernist style. It was begun in 1882 and is stil unfinished until today. It is planned to be finished in 2026 – when Gaudí is 100 years gone. It has been sacrified just in 2010 and became UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2005. Continue reading “Sagrada Família”

Upon the Tibidabo

Tibidabo, Barcelona

The Tibidabo is with a height of 512 meters the highest mountain in Barcelona, Spain. It can be seen from everywhere around the city and you have a wonderful from up above. On top you can find a nostalgic amusement park with ancient rides and the beautiful catholic church Sagrat Cor. The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (the official name in Catalan) has been built with the church Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre in Paris, France in mind. Continue reading “Upon the Tibidabo”

Parc Güell

Park Güell, Barcelona

The Parc Güell in Barcelona, Spain has been built between 1900 and 1914 by Antoni Gaudí for the industrial Eusebi Güell. He liked English garden architecture and wanted such a park for his hometown. Gaudí worked economically and ecologically – he used the terrain he found and didn’t move soil. He created a wonderful large terrace with a nice view on Barcelona. Continue reading “Parc Güell”