One of the most beautiful places in the evening in Barcelona is the Magic fountain (cat. Font màgica de Montjuïc), which is also called fountain of Montjuic or just the Singing fountain in Barcelona. It would seem that what is special: the fountain, the music plays? Actually it is an astonishing spectacle, the protagonists of which are water, music and light. To see him, at the foot of the montjuïc hill every night going to not hundreds, but thousands of tourists from around the world. They took seats on the steps leading up to the National Palace (Palau Nacional), long before the start of the show. Those who managed to climb higher, to the Palace, together with the magnificent sight can observe a magnificent view of Barcelona nights.
The fountain is a great value in Barcelona, was built in 1929 for the world exhibition, held in the Catalan capital. Music was only introduced in 1992 for the Olympics.
How to get there. Fountain of Montjuic is located near the metro station Plaza de españa – can be reached on the branches L1 (red) or L3 (green).
2. Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is a real symbol of Barcelona, without which it is impossible to imagine the Catalan capital. This talisman and the heart of the city, and the greatest work of architecture. Its full name is the Expiatory temple of the Holy Family (Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, cat.). Probably not many people on earth who would not see once the Sagrada Familia is on TV or in the picture.
The famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi began work on the project of the Church in 1883 and devoted the greater part of his life. After his death the construction of the temple continued for drawings and models of Gaudi. Construction is underway and to this day, and fully complete the work planned only to 2026.
How to get there. Sagrada Familia is located on the metro station Sagrada Familia, which is for trains on blue line L5 and purple thread L2.
Another immortal creation of the famous architect Antoni gaudí, Parque güell (Park Güell, cat.), located in the upper part of Barcelona on the slopes of the hill “Lysa Hora”. The Park is named for the name of a wealthy Catalan industrialist Eusebi Guell, who owned the territory and the idea of future green quarter.
Draws attention to the very extraordinary location of the Park Guell on a hillside. To walk in his paths, though it’s hard, but it’s nice. Each building is recognizable handwriting of the great master, and one of the buildings that now houses a Museum, lived a long time Gaudi himself.
Main attractions of the Park is the main staircase leading to the hall of hundred columns, with its famous mosaic dragon, and a bench created from fragments of glass and ceramics, the hall itself, embedded in the hillside, terrace Park, located above, pavilions, buildings, alleys.
How to get there. Park Guell is located far from metro stations Vallcarca and Lesseps (L3, green line). You can get there by bus No. 24 or from the station Joanic (L4), by bus No. 116.
4. The Gothic quarter
The Gothic quarter is the oldest part of Barcelona, part of the Old town, which still has the remains of a Roman settlement and buildings from the middle Ages. The Gothic quarter begins at the Plaza Nova, the oldest area of Barcelona, with two towers left over from the Romans. Here is the Episcopal Palace of the XIII century, with Baroque facade of the XVIII century Cathedral. Eulalia – the main attraction of the Gothic quarter. It is a Gothic temple of the 14th-15th centuries named in honor of a young girl, martyred for the Christian faith. The Cathedral has long been subjected to serious alterations, and its main façade was completed only in the late nineteenth century the Central street of the old quarter – Episcopal – extends to Plaza de San Jaume.
You should visit the Gothic quarter, to feel the medieval atmosphere that reigns there, admire the Cathedral, old churches, the town Hall, the Government Palace and other attractions.
Barcelona has a lot of beautiful streets to wander and enjoy their pleasant atmosphere. But so special in the Catalan capital alone. This is a favorite of tourists, La Rambla (La Rambla). It starts from Plaza Catalunya and leading to the embankment, resting on a 50-meter column of Christopher Columbus at the Port de La Pau.
La Rambla is full of souvenir stalls, cafes there are tables everywhere, at every step there are musicians, jugglers, acrobats, dancers, magicians… The main characters of La Rambla is its mimes, through which this street of Barcelona will be unlike any other, they are ready all day to stand still to gain the affection of tourists and earn a living.
Close to the main street is the famous and beloved by many tourists the Royal square (Plaça Reial), a sample of Spanish romanticism, there is a lot of good restaurants.
How to get there. Catalunya metro station (L1, L3 ). Liceu ( L3 ). Drassanes ( L3 ) .
Eixample (L’eixample, cat.) is the New city of Barcelona, which emerged in the nineteenth century outside the city walls. Now it covers the whole Central part of Barcelona, from plaça Catalunya, which separates it from the Gothic quarter.
The Eixample is characterized by the extremely correct and simple layout. Its streets form small rectangular blocks, which is very convenient for transport, if not to take into account lights that are located at each intersection.
The most famous street in the Eixample is Passeig de gràcia Boulevard (Passeig de Gràcia, cat.). It is full of boutiques, expensive cafes and restaurants. Magnificent buildings of Gracia refer to modernist architecture and are strikingly different from the buildings of the Old town. On this street there are the famous buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi – Casa Batllo (Casa Batlló, cat.) and La Pedrera (Casa Milà, cat.). These are real masterpieces of modernism, UNESCO world heritage site. Casa batlló and Casa Milà are open to tourists.
The camp Nou (Camp Nou, cat.) – the largest football stadium in Europe, accommodating nearly 100,000 people. The camp Nou was built in 1957 for the football club Barcelona. Every football fan knows about it.
To visit it while in Barcelona, do not have to buy a ticket to the match: the stadium is open for tourists. The entrance fee, about 17 Euro, but it’s worth it. In addition to the tours of the stadium, you can go to the Museum football club Barcelona, to see the greatest trophies of the club, to get acquainted with its history and celebrities.
How to get there. The nearest to the camp Nou metro station is Collblanc (line L 5).
8. The Picasso Museum
That Picasso is the surname of a famous artist, everyone knows. But not everyone knows that he lived and worked in Barcelona, and that Barcelona is the Museum, which contains many (mostly early) works of Catalan masters.
Is located the Picasso Museum in the Gothic quarter in a narrow street called Moncada. The queue to the Museum are always long, they can stand for quite a long time before you get inside.
In the Museum you can see works by Pablo Picasso, “Las Meninas”, “First Communion” and “Science and Charity”, “Dancer”, “harlequin” and others. You can also see his children’s drawings with a pencil.