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Barcelona Spain Architecture and streets


Barcelona was founded by the Carthaginians but the period of the greatest development and flourishing was perceived under the reign of the Romans and Visigoths. The expansion of the city in later times is a right merit of the kings of Spain who took great pains in order to create a vast gorgeous city of multiple architectural styles.

The old city of Barcelona is an assembly of architectural monuments of great value, managing to safeguard a great number of antique touches and currents.

The Barri Gotic (or Gothic Quarter) is an everlasting centre of the old city of Barcelona, making you plunging into the history of the city and people, inhabited it at that very time.

Many of the buildings, exquisitely set within Gothic Quarter, date from ancient and enigmatic medieval times and some of them - from the Roman settlements.

The king of styles during 1885 - 1950 is Art Nouveau, being prevalent and widespread in Barcelona, as well as in other European cities.

The city of Barcelona and its memorable inns are known all over the world, referring to such a name as Antoni Gaudy, one of the world-wide geniuses in terms of architectural art. His eminent chef d'oeuvre is the Sagrada Familia Church. The architectural God worked under this master piece fro over 40 years.

Christian symbolism is what Gaudi strived for as he longed to make this church being the "last great sanctuary of Christendom. » 18 tall towers of this building are called in honour of twelve Apostles, the four Evangelists, the Virgin Mary and, tallest of all, Jesus Christ.

The Sagrada Familia Church has been under construction since 1882 and its full completion is planed to be totally finished till 2026.

Other refined sample of this talented architecture's work is the Park Guell, representing a colossal park complex, possessing various architectural elements, and situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gracia District. Its erection continued from 1900 until 1914. This plush open-air property composes a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Palau Guell is a magnificent palace, created by the same architect. Being another immaculate work of art, the palace is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Casa Batllo is a building, apt to brandish everyone, as this edifice is designed by Antoni Gaudy, who was able to project only remarkable grits. The shape of balconies and the overall colour scheme of this structure are unique. There are no straight lines, but orbed ones.

The streets of the city, saturated with all these enchanting architectural heritages are simply gorgeous and mysterious at the same time.

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