Barcelona Journals

A Break in Barcelona

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A June 2009 trip to Barcelona by Jennifer23

La Sagrada Familia Photo, Barcelona, Spain More Photos
Quote: Here are a few places that are well worth a visit, if in Barcelona. I first visited this beautiful city last year in 2008, and enjoyed it so much I went again this year!

Casa Mila (La Pedrera de Gaudi)

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Attraction | "In Nature there are no Straight Lines..."

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During my recent trip to Barcelona, I was very interested in visiting the various works of Antoni Gaudi.Having visted Parc Guell and The Unfinished Church, we then went to visit La Casa Mila, or 'La Pedrera' as it is more commonly known.Placed in Paseo de Gracia, work on La Pedrera began in 1905 and finished in 1910, it is the last commissioned work that Gaudi undertook, before concentrating his last years on La Sagrada Familia (the Unfinished Church).The owner, Pere Mila Camps had purchased the land, and having seen some of Gaudi's other work, he commissioned him to build a large building of rental flats on his land.A first look at this five floor building is...Read More

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Casa Mila (La Pedrera de Gaudi)
Passeig De Gracia, 92
Barcelona, Spain 08007
34644 291 481

Magic Fountain of Montjuic

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Attraction | "A Magical Experience"

Magic Fountain of Montjuic Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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No visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the fabulous spectacle which is the Magic Fountain.I had first seen the Magic Fountain on TV back in 1992 when Barcelona hosted the Olympics. It is situated not far from the outdoor Olympic Pool and stadium. I can remember being quite impressed by the fountain and thinking it would be nice to actually visit and watch the show.Sixteen years on my wish came true, as myself and my partner were on holiday in Spain and having longed to visit Barcelona, we booked a day trip to the city. We liked it so much we returned again this year.The fountain stands at the foot of the steps leading up to the impressive National Palace, situated...Read More

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Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Avenida Maria Cristina
Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain 08004

The Sacred Heart Church, Tibidabo

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Attraction | "The Church on the Mountain"

The Sacred Heart Church Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Anyone who visits Barcelona will not fail to notice Tibidabo, and this is due to the imposing church of Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart) which stands at the top of the mountain, and the impressive statue of Jesus Christ on the highest spire of the church.On travelling in and out of Barcelona, seeing this church and statue on top of the mountain is a fantastic sight.The church is the work of architect Enrique Sagnier, and building commenced in 1902 and took 60 years to build, so it is actually not that old!The church is unusual in that it is built as a church on top of a church. The first tier is brown stone and the top tier is white stone.Steps lead up to the entrance of the chu...Read More

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Park Guell (Parc Güell)

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Attraction | "A Peaceful Park in the City"

Park Guell (Parc Güell) Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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During my recent visit to Barcelona I visited Parc Guell, another place on my 'must visit' list, and a place I did not get to visit when last in Barcelona a year ago.We visited Parc Guell as part of a city tour by coach and spent an hour there, walking around in the hot sunshine, although I must point out that in order to see the entire park, I would advise that visitor's spend at least a morning or afternoon there! I am a fan of Antoni Gaudi's work, and the Catalan Architect designed Parc Guell after being comissioned by Count Eusebi Guell. Guell was an estate agent entrepreneur, and asked Gaudi to design and create a park with luxury houses for Barcelona's aristocracy.The res...Read More

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Park Guell (Parc Güell)
Montana Pelada, Gracia District
Barcelona, Catalonia

La Sagrada Familia

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Attraction | "The 'Unfinished' Church"

La Sagrada Familia Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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I visited Barcelona last year, and really wanted to visit the Unfinished Church (La Sagrada Familia) but did not have time as we were only there for the day and Barcelona is such a huge city it is impossible to see it all in such a short time. I loved my day in Barcelona but was disappointed not to have seen the chuch during my visit.So we visited again this year and at last were able to visit the Unfinished Church, which I absolutely loved!I must admit I do like to visit cathedrals and churches and am also a fan of the work of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalan architect who designed the church and whose work can be seen in many places in Barcelona. In Gaudi's works there are the most divers...Read More

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La Sagrada Familia
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Barcelona, Spain 08013
+34 93 2073031