5 Famous monuments of Barcelona part 1
With thousands of years of history, Barcelona has monuments that are a true masterpiece. In this post, we show you 5 of the most famous landmarks. Keep your eye on the blog because on Thursday there will be a second part.
Antoni Gaudí was the architect of the Sagrada Família. This Catholic Basilica began its construction in 1882 and is still unfinished due to its architectural complexity. Nowadays it’s considered to be the most visited monument in Barcelona and is the highest expression of modernist architecture.
Casa Mila is located in one of Barcelona’s busiest neighborhoods of Barcelona: the Eixample. This modernist building was constructed between 1906 and 1910. It is estimated that since its opening it has received nearly 20 million visits. The Casa Mila represents the naturalistic era of Gaudia, this can be seen in the many forms of nature that fill the façade.
Montjuic Magic Fountain
The Magic Fountain Montjuic is a light and water show located in front of the National Palace in Plaza España. It was built in honor of the International Exhibition of 1929. The fountain can be seen on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 to 8:30 pm.
Arc de Triomf
The Arc de Triomf that we find in Barcelona does not have a military origin but a civil one. It was built by the architect José Vilaseca to symbolize the artistic, scientific and economic progress of Barcelona.
The Columbus Monument was built to honor the discoverer of the Americas, Christopher Columbus. Inside the monument, there is an elevator that leads to the top where the statue is located. The views are justbreathtaking.