Read something about Gaudi. Because in the entire city you will see his work. And it is nice to know something about it before you are stunned by the beautifull shapes and colors.
Gaudi was an architect who lived from 1852-1926, he designed several buildings and artwoks in Barcelona. Some famous ones being: Sagadra Familia, Parc Guell, Palau Guell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera
Inside the Casa Mila
In the start of 20th century in this building were living rooms, the part of rooms were rented. Now here is Caixa Catalunya (bank) and the museum of Gaudi. One of flats made like the museum of modernism time's lifestyle. Very interesting museum of Gaudi. The exhibition of 20th century's lifestyle is amazing.
The inhabitants of Barcelona...
The inhabitants of Barcelona consider themselves very separate from the rest of Spain. They are Catalans (please correct me if I am wrong) and the area is called Catalonia. I believe the language is even slightly different from the rest of Spain. Anyhow, best not to lump the people of Barcelona in with all Spaniards, as this may ruffle some feathers.
bull fighting stadium
this is one of the 2 old bull fighting stadiums off of Gran Via Corts Catalanes.
bull fighting has actually been banned in barcelona but u can learn all about its history at the bullfighting museum Plaza de Toros Monumental. the museum is located on the corner of Gran Via Corts Catalanes and marina.
they are open 7 days a week. mon-sat. 11am til 2pm and sundays 11am til 1am. it cost 4 euros to enter.
this old stadium in my picture is located off Gran Via Corts Catalanes and tarragona. caty to the main entrance to the national art museum of catalunya.
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A new and innovative souvenir shop
Wawas takes a truly new and innovative spin on the typical souvenir shop. The store features its own line of postcards, magnets, mugs and trays all of which are of artistic images of a Barcelona we see every day but hardly ever stop to look at. In collaboration with Xocoa, one of the most renowned chocolatiers in the city, Wawas´ Barcelona Bombons offer the perfect combination of chocolate and art, and is a delicious snack or souvenir. The brand is an elegant and original alternative to the traditional city souvenir.
Additionally, Wawas offers the best tourist guides of the city, and a selection of products and gifts designed, made, and marketed by the best designers and creators in Barcelona. The esthetic of the shop is one which unites all aspects of the everyday Barcelona, from the mid-morning coffee, to the afternoon paella on the beach, to the eclectic architecture for which the city is known.
Located in the Ribera neighborhood, close to the Picasso Museum and Mercado de Santa Caterina, an authentic paradise for the world-traveler expert, this shop is rapidly becoming a must-see for visitors and locals alike. Images of the city in all forms - postcards, mugs, chocolate bars; Gaudi souvenirs; local Catalan products 1-10 euros for souvenirs, including postcards, buttons, magnets, and more; more money for larger items like cookbooks and messenger bags