Just imagine for one moment that you are walking from a spacious art gallery where on the walls are displayed a variety of works all of which capture your attention and imagination. Well, when you visit Barcelona you’ll find that such a collection isn’t housed in a palace or museum but it is on the various streets you will walk in Barcelona.
This is because the artwork you see on display isn’t paintings, but in fact, the buildings themselves and they will offer you a wide diversity of styles and decorations that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Certainly as part of this article on Barcelona’s best architecture, we will show you some particular areas of the city you must explore.
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Location 1 – La Pedrera, Passeig de Gràcia
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Location 2 – Sagrada Familia
Of all the Barcelona buildings you can view when visiting the city this one offers the most noteworthy example of Gaudi’s originality and has yet to be completed. As you look closely you will notice that the four steeples looking on the north facade seem to resemble ripples of wax that has dripped and solidified down the side of 4 huge candlesticks. The whole building dwarfs those that surround it and has helped to make this an international symbol for the city.
Location 3 – Parc Güell
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Location 4 – Las Ramblas
This is a particular area of the city that most visitors to the city will identify first and of course head to. It is around 1.2 km long and starts close to the city’s cruise port terminal (Port Vell) before then ending at Plaça Catalunya. As you wander along it during the day make sure that you take a long upwards as often you will notice that the buildings have been decorated in a manner to really help bring the area to life. Being pedestrianized it means you can take a stroll easily around it and there are plenty of lovely places where you can stop to relax and unwind whilst enjoy a glass of wine or cerveza when the weather is warm.