Barcelona is the most important manufacturing, trading and second largest city in Spain. It is also the capital of the region of Catalonia that lies on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge. It has been an important European seaport for more than a thousand years.
Despite that Barcelona has been recognized as a global city in terms of its finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade, it became more popular for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
There are many famous and beautiful tourist attractions in Barcelona. Some of these are La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, National Art Museum, Picasso Museum, and Guell Park.
La Sagrada Familia
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia short for La Sagrada Familia is also known as “The Holy Family”, privately funded Roman Catholic Church which was designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. It has became one of Barcelona’s top tourist attractions for many years and a part of the building’s interior has been open for public worship and visit by September of 2010.
Another Antonio Gaudi’s masterpiece is the La Pedrera. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Barcelona. Previously this masterpiece is known as Casa Mila, however at present time it was called La Pedrera which means “quarry”.
National Art Museum
The National Art Museum of Catalonia is situated within the magnificent setting of the Palau Nacional and the Placa d’ Espanya built for the 1929 World’s Fair which is abbreviated as MNAC. Not only famous for its Roman art collection but also the building is a true work of art with an extraordinary staircase, lovely waterfalls and fountains. This masterpiece is made by Carles Bu?gas.
The Picasso Museum has the most extensive collections of creative artworks done by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. It is one of the most famous attractions visited by tourists in Barcelona.
Guell Park is another masterpiece designed by Antonio Guadi which is a complex garden with architectural elements located on the hill of el Carmel in the Gracia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The Park is truly wonderful with incredible stone structures, stunning tiling, and fascinating buildings that anyone will surely admire.